A rift between rival factions of PAAWS animal welfare group has gone public amid concerns about the running of the charity.
The PAAWS management committee today responded to a newspaper notice by Mike Ramdin saying that he was not authorized to call a membership meeting for June 5, 2017.
The group said “this is not a meeting that the PAAWS Management Committee has sanctioned, nor will this unauthorised meeting be taking place.”
Instead, PAAWS organised another meeting for Sunday June 18, 2017.
Ramdin is the former Vice President of PAAWS who has been with the organization for almost five years.
He concedes that the meeting he organised cannot be held because the 21-day notice required by the constitution was not given due to late publication of the announcement.
He told Antigua News Room that he called the meeting under legal advice because of a failure of the management committee to meet.
Ramdin told ANR that PAAWS has been stalling because they are not transparent.
According to Ramdin, he and others have questions about the financial management of PAAWS which must be answered by the people currently running it.
ANR reached out to PAAWS via their email and telephone but they did not get back to us at the time of this publication.
The entity mainly depends on charitable donation from groups and individuals here and overseas.
Ramdin says his main concern is for the animals of Antigua & Barbuda.