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No move yet for new boss at INSPORTS

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

There is no indication as to who will permanently fill the post of administrative director of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), following the dismissal of Ian Andrews on Wednesday.

Renardo Smith, who is on secondment from the Financial Services Commission, has been acting in the post since Andrews was sent on leave on February 6.

Andrews who was served with a dismissal letter, signed by INSPORTS deputy chairman Newton Amos on Wednesday, has been on suspension, with pay, over allegations of misconduct.

He has been involved in an ongoing conflict with the INSPORTS board of directors since 2013. Also in that year the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament turned up the heat on executive director Andrews for failings reported by the Auditor General's Department in a performance audit of the agency.

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis had reported that INSPORTS failed to conduct annual performance appraisals of staff and that its administrative director "unilaterally reclassified 13 of 14 appraised staff members' positions to higher grades".

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, in a release yesterday, said it has been advised by Board of Directors of the Institute of Sports that Andrews has been paid all his entitlements following his dismissal from the entity.