Badminton posts to be made official

July 19, 2017

The Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) will have its annual general meeting to ratify the key positions of president and treasurer on July 29 at the Jamaica Olympic Association, Cunningham Avenue, St Andrew.

Former president Courtney Henry and then treasurer Sally Chung Rowe had resigned in April. Nichole Case has occupied the role as interim president and Terry Walker interim treasurer.

The positions are to be ratified at the extraordinary meeting later this month. Other council members will be appointed to fill posts.

JBA's general secretary Antonio Bell explained the importance of the meeting.

"We are not constitutionally due for an election until next year, but there are spots to be filled, president and treasurer. Those positions have to be ratified at this meeting," Bell told STAR Sports yesterday.

"There is nothing yet formal for the election. We want to have all registered members at least a week before the meeting. We want to have transparency," Bell added.

In a STAR Sports story published on April 22, Henry said he had no choice but to resign as president of the JBA.

"The core of the team had resigned and there is no way I could manage, hence the reason I decided to leave. We worked as a team but some of the persons on the team would not do any work at all and, with those three persons going, it made my life a lot more difficult in terms of getting the work done," Henry said.

In a hastily called council meeting to fill the void, Nichole Case, former second vice-president, was elevated interim president and Terry Walker, a former council member, interim treasurer. Antonio Bell remained general secretary.

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