Tennis Jamaica has called an extraordinary general meeting for Thursday, March, 3 at 5:30 p.m. to review resolutions regarding the election of officers and directors and approve its elections set to take place on Tuesday, April 12.In a release yesterday, Tennis Jamaica said both meetings will be held at the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), 6 Cunningham Avenue, Kingston 6, and will be administered by the JOA to ensure the integrity of the process and in the interest of accountability and transparency.According to Tennis Jamaica “a code of honour that has been respected by successive generations of leaders … (and) which has served the association well up to now needs to be strengthened in light of weaknesses that were exploited by some unscrupulous members that led to the aborting of the last elections held on November 19, 2015.”It said at that election there were 77 eligible voters qualified to vote for either of the two candidates for president, John Bailey, the incumbent, and John Azar, the challenger. At the end of the election process, Bailey polled 43 votes and Azar, 40, six more than the total number of persons eligible to vote.Tennis Jamaica said a review of the process has shown that unidentified individuals were able to take advantage of the less-than-rigorous electoral process that has relied on the integrity of its members, in order to ‘multiple-vote’.It is impossible to identify the offending members or the ‘bad ballots’, the release added.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Michael Schumacher, despite all his problems this year, ended third in the standings with 62 points, ahead of Montoya (60) and Fisichella (58). Schumacher’s Ferrari was disabled on the way to the starting grid in a prerace collision. The seven-time world champion then had a spinout in his backup car after 22 laps. “For the team it has been a fantastic season,” said Alonso, who averaged 114.502 mph for the 56 laps. “It was not crucial but quite important for the team for the motivation for next year.” Raikkonen made a move in the final laps but finished second, four seconds behind. Toyota’s Ralf Schumacher was third and Alonso’s teammate, Giancarlo Fisichella, was fourth. Fernando Alonso passed the checkered flag and broke into song, ending a triumphant season for the Spanish driver and his Renault team. The world champion captured the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai, China on Sunday to clinch Renault’s first constructors’ title. Alonso started from the pole in the Formula One finale and held off McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen for his seventh title this season and eighth overall.