Dr. Warren Blake has been returned unopposed as President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) at Tuesday night’s (November 29) Annual General Meeting.

Dr. Blake, who will be serving his second full four -year term, will have some new faces on the current team. First Vice President in the last administration, Dave Myrie did not seek re-election, which saw the elevation of Ian Forbes, from Second Vice President.

Attorney-at- Law, Lincoln Eatmon, who challenged Dr. Blake unsuccessfully in 2012, is the new Second Vice President while long time met official, Leroy Cooke, replaces Ewan Scott as the new Director of Records.

Olympians, Michael Frater and Vilma Charlton, remain as Third and Fourth Vice President, respectively.

Life Insurance agent, Julette Parkes-Livermore, who also failed to get elected in 2012, and ISSA administrator, George Forbes are among the new members brought in.

Other members, Trevor ”TC” Campbell, Michael Clarke, Gregory Hamilton and Scott, complete the Blake slate.

Senior race starter, Ludlow Watts continues in his role as Honorary Treasurer.

The full team, which will serve until 2020 is:-

Dr. Warren Blake – President
Ian Forbes – 1st Vice President
Lincoln Eatmon – 2nd Vice President
Michael Frater – 3rd Vice President
Vilma Charlton – 4th Vice President
Garth Gayle – Honorary Secretary
Marie Tavares – Assistant Secretary
Ludlow Watts – Honorary Treasurer
Leroy Cooke – Director of the Bureau of Records
Executive Committee – Maxine Brown, Dr. Carl Bruce, Trevor Campbell, Michael Clarke, George Forbes, Gregory Hamilton, Julette Parkes-Livermore and Ewan Scott.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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