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JFJ interim board has no authority

Published:Monday | August 4, 2014 | 12:00 AM


The Gleaner's August 1, 2014 editorial challenging by what authority Dr Barry Wade and other members of the newly announced so-called interim board of directors of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) act is correct.

Only two board members remained following the children's homes scandal that caused the majority of board members to resign. It is written in the JFJ board of directors manual, Item 2fiii, that the board shall consist of no fewer than seven persons. Therefore, new elections should have been held at the recent JFJ extraordinary general meeting to select a new board of directors to direct the affairs of JFJ. This did not happen.

Instead, JFJ members Dr Carolyn Gomes and Susan Goffe went up to the platform and took over the meeting, after which the hand-picked set of persons was said to be the new board members. This group includes two of the former board members who resigned along with Dr Gomes and Mrs Goffe, along with Mr Horace Levy, who at an earlier time vowed publicly to restore Dr Gomes to her former glory.

The so-called new board of directors has no authority to act on behalf of JFJ. A properly constituted board of directors needs to be elected forthwith.


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