Election reform appears to be on the horizon for the Barbados Olympic Association, as its newly-installed president said she’s open to removing the automatic voting rights of outgoing boards.
Sandra Osborne intends to look at the change after each of her fellow nine board members from the previous executive surrendered their right to vote at Wednesday’s annual general assembly.
“What I will say is that I don’t support us going into another general assembly with this situation still unresolved, so I plan to address this with our national federations and see what direction they want to go with this,” said Osborne.
“I think we, the previous board, made the right decision by choosing not to vote in order to avoid that situation distracting from the pertinent issues of the meeting.
“It was just really in the best interest of the meeting to go forward and avoid any wrangling over the motion. But apparently it would’ve made no difference to the result if we had voted.” (JM)
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