“On 6th September, 2023, at 12:11 pm, I reached out to you via WhatsApp regarding a matter of profound concern that has been brought to our attention.
The report received alleges a severe breach of trust by one of your team officials while on national duty overseas.
Regrettably, although this message displays the status of having been read, we have yet to receive your response on this pressing matter”, wrote the president of the ABNOC Hon. E.P. Chet Greene.
The ABNOC will not remain silent on matters that could cast a shadow on the reputation of the organization.
“As the pinnacle sports organization in Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua and Barbuda National Olympic Committee (ABNOC) must ensure that all associated bodies maintain the highest levels of integrity and accountability.
We cannot, and will not, remain silent on matters that cast a shadow on our collective reputation”.
“Given the gravity of the situation, the absence of a timely reply is disconcerting.
It is paramount that the Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association (ABAA) upholds the highest standards of transparency and accountability, especially when the reputation and trust of our sporting community are at stake.
We must emphasize that the public’s increasing concern, and in many cases, outrage, over the alleged incident and the apparent inaction of the ABAA cannot go unnoticed or unaddressed” said Greene.
The Antigua and Barbuda Athletics Association has been given seventy-two (72) hours to respond to the letter from the ABNOC or face immediate suspension from all activities under the ABNOC.
“At our meeting on Thursday 28th September, the Executive Committee of ABNOC decided to grant ABAA seventy-two (72) hours from receiving this letter to provide ABNOC with an official report detailing the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident.
If ABNOC does not receive the required documentation within this stipulated time frame, we will have to consider suspending the ABAA with immediate effect.
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