Jamaica to establish special fund for 'struggling' former national representatives

By Sports Desk February 01, 2021

A special fund to assist former Jamaica’s national representatives who have fallen on the hard times is to be established by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

The move was announced today by Minister Olivia Grange, who said she had directed the Sports Development Foundation to set aside money for the fund while she finalizes a body that will implement and manage it.

Minister Grange met with the new board of the SDF last week when she urged the members to treat the establishment of the fund as a priority action.

The new SDF board is comprised of Attorney-at-law George Soutar, who is Chairman; International Sports Administrator, Dr Michael Fennell; former banker Mr Lloyd Pommells; International Sports Administrator Mrs Molly Rhone; financial consultant Mr Compton Rodney; National Sports Coordinator Mrs Annmarie Heron; businessman Mr Newton Amos; chartered accountant Ms Lilian Reid; attorney-at-law Mr Alexander Shaw and General Manager Mr Denzil Wilks.

The Minister discussed her vision for the transformation and streamlining of the national sports entities during this calendar year and the critical role of the SDF going forward.

 

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