KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sport Minister the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, today, disclosed that the appointment of all boards in the Government’s sports sector have now been completed with Cabinet’s approval of the new Board of Directors for the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) on Monday, June 13, 2016.

According to Minister Grange, the board of Independent Park Limited (IPL), Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) have all had their first meetings and are fully operational. 

“These boards were carefully selected and have a good mixture of technocrats and practitioners who I believe have the growth and development of Jamaica’s sporting sector at the helm of their agenda. I have charged IPL to, among other things, further promote Jamaica’s rich sporting legacy and ensure that all decisions made will aid in maximizing the benefits derived from our superb performances in various sporting disciplines, which will ultimately position us to reap economic benefits,” Minister Grange said.

She also noted that all boards including, INSPORTS, JADCO and SDF will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring good governance and accountability. 

The new membership of the Board of Directors of INSPORTS are: 

  • Lloyd Pommells – Chairman
  • Newton Amos – Deputy Chairman
  • Errol Miller
  • William Tavares Finson
  • Dave Clarke
  • Emile Spence
  • Saleem Lazarus
  • Allan Beckford
  • Viswanaught Tolan
  • Ventley Brown
  • Senior Superintendent Ronald Anderson
  • Marvalyn Campbell
  • Dr Michelle Holt 
  • Florrette Blackwood (representative from the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport)

The new membership of the Board of Directors of IPL are: 

  • Honourable Michael Fennel, OJ, CD – Chairman
  • David Shirley – Deputy Chairman 
  • Annmarie Heron
  • Assistant Commissioner Terrence Bent 
  • Audrey Chin
  • Lenford Salmon
  • Carlton Dennis
  • Edward Barnes
  • Dr Peter Charles
  • Major Desmond Brown – ex officio – General Manager 

The new membership of the Board of Directors of SDF are: 

  • George Soutar – Chairman 
  • Lloyd Pommels – Deputy Chairman 
  • Ian Forbes 
  • Lancelot Thomas
  • Honourable Molly Rhone, OJ, CD
  • Honourable Michael Fennel, OJ, CD
  • Compton Rodney
  • Dr Donovan Bennett
  • Annmarie Heron

The new membership of the Board of Directors of JADCO are: 

  • Alexander Williams – Chairman 
  • Aldrick McNab – Deputy Chairman 
  • Peter Chin
  • Gary Peart 
  • Dr Peter Charles
  • Zachary Harding
  • Dr Rachel Irving
  • Cheanette A. Stobbs
  • Debby Ann Brown Salmon
  • Dr Patricia Holness
  • Sharon Donaldson
  • Edward Shakes
  • Claudette Jones
  • Florette Blackwood (representative from the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport)
  • Carey Brown – ex officio – Executive Director 

Minister Grange also indicated that Cabinet has approved the recommendations for the members of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, the Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal and the National Council on Sport. She noted that the names of these individuals will soon be released.


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