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More problems inside local Olympic Committee

There are further signs of a growing rift among members of the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) in the wake of a scandal involving the body’s failure to account for EC $440, 000.00 given in grant support from Olympic Solidarity (OS), an arm of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

A member of the council is accusing the Royston LaHee-led executive of trying to hijack a report that was put together by the Finance Committee of GOC to investigate the issues surrounding the money.

The GOC has been hit by a spate of resignations in recent weeks with the body now being run by only four of the nine executive members.

The official charged that the minority elements on the executive are trying to get the Finance Committee to submit its report to them and not the Council which is the highest decision making body in the organisation.

He recalled that at the last Council meeting a decision was taken by delegates in attendance for LaHee and the other three executive members – Veda Bruno-Victor, Charlie George and Kingsley Ashby – to recuse themselves from the probe being conducted by the Finance Committee and to allow the body to do its work without any interference from the Board.

In addition, council delegates reportedly ordered the Finance Committee to report back to it within a six week timeframe and to do so through the Office Manager and not the controversial Board of Directors.

According to the official, the LaHee-led executive has refused to make the GOC building at Morne Rouge available to the Finance Committee to convene a report finding meeting and instead for the document to be submitted to them for consideration.

LaHee did not answer calls made by THE NEW TODAY to his cellphone for comment on the issue.

The following letter was obtained by THE NEW TODAY on the current impasse between the minority GOC executive and other members of the committee: