November 12, 2021

SVGOC holds elections today

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee will this evening at the Hotel Alexandrina usher in a new executive to administer its affairs for the next four years.

Critical to the decision-making process for the 18 affiliates is the election of a new president.

For the past 24 years, the local parent body for Olympic sports here was headed by Trevor “Sailor” Bailey. However, Bailey has decided to only vie for the post of vice-president.

Seeking to take over from Bailey are Vanburn Harry, Stephen Joachim and Wayne Williams.

Bailey’s opposition for the vice-presidency is Rohan Providence.

Contesting the post of secretary–general is incumbent, Keith Joseph, who will square off against Vanburn Harry, while Nicha Brancker and Jacintha Ballantyne are the candidates for treasurer.

Meanwhile, Claude Bascombe Jr and Geshell Peters will battle for the post of assistant secretary general/treasurer.

Whilst the aforementioned persons will need the ballots to decide their fate, the two trustees, La Prise Williams and Kevin Hannaway are assured of their posts. This, as there were no other nominations when the administrative day ended on October 28, which was the final day for the submission of nominees.

Today’s Special General Meeting is slated to begin at 6 pm. Apart from the electoral process, the financial and executive reports for the last quadrennial will be tabled.