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Conflict of conferences tomorrow for JTTA | Sports activities

Members of the Jamaica Desk Tennis Affiliation (JTTA) must resolve on which of the 2 particular basic conferences (SGM) they’ll attend tomorrow.

It’s because President Godfrey Lothian and presidential challenger Andrew Lue-led groups have each set equivalent date and time (1 p.m.), however totally different venues, to host their conferences.

The Lue-led contingent can have their assembly on the Nationwide Area, with the primary objects on the agenda being a no-confidence vote for the incumbent and setting a date for the annual basic assembly (AGM).

Lothian’s assembly, set for the Caribbean Palm Property Neighborhood Centre on Spanish City Street in Kingston, will probably be to name for a vote of confidence for the president and to deal with the place of the final secretary, which they argue, has been compromised since Ann-Marie Clue resigned from the submit final 12 months.

ATTEMPTED AMBUSH

JTTA Treasurer Darrington Ferguson stated, “Lue and the resigned basic secretary, Mrs Clue, try to ambush the present administration.

“We’re the duly elected physique and we’re those that represent and name particular basic conferences on the behalf of members. Due to this fact, we won’t recognise such an occasion.”

He says that Clue has introduced the game into disrepute.

“She submitted data that she wouldn’t be functioning in that capability after which she turns up and desires to,” he stated. “It could possibly’t work like that it’s too irresponsible.”

Lue says members nonetheless recognise Clue because the official basic secretary, and says that Francena Worth, Clue’s assistant, whom the Lothian camp now recognises as the brand new basic secretary, has no authority to name a SGM.

“Neither verbal or written, she (Clue) has not turned in her resignation,” he stated. “She has completely refuted these allegations. In any case that occurred she refused herself from issues however she didn’t resign.

“However the title below her (Worth) title (on SGM letter) is ‘secretariat’, and the structure says the applying ought to be made to the final secretary.

“The present associates of the JTTA, as per their constitutional rights, wrote to the official basic secretary requesting an SGM and that assembly has been convened by the final secretary.

“I’ve heard of one other assembly, which is in violation of the Supreme Courtroom ruling below the structure of the JTTA, so no matter occurs there may be as much as them. We now have nothing to do with that.”

Calls went unanswered when The Gleaner contacted Clue for a remark, however a supply near the administrator says that though she is conscious that the 2 conferences will solely proceed to create extra public distaste for the almost two-year-old battle, her intention is to finalise a official date for the AGM, so elections will be held once-and-for-all.

“She hopes we are able to have an AGM and contenders for the varied place put themselves ahead, and voting carried out with the 44 golf equipment which have been agreed to the listing, so the affiliation can transfer on from there,” the supply stated.

Solely the administration counsel or the final secretary of the JTTA can name a SGM upon request of 10 golf equipment, with the request signed by these golf equipment.

Nevertheless, no less than a 33 and a 3rd majority is required for both assembly to go forward.

livingston.scott@gleanerjm.com

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