Bynoe heads BVA again

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Darian King -

Long-serv­ing mem­ber of the Bar­ba­dos Volleyball As­so­ci­a­tion (BVA), Ken­more Bynoe, re­ceived a 60th birth­day present when he as­sumed the pres­i­dency of the BVA at the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing held on Wednesday night at the Bar­ba­dos Olympic As­so­ci­a­tion’s Head­quar­ters.

Bynoe, who pre­vi­ously held the po­si­tion in 1992 and then in 1993, has been the first vice-pres­i­dent for the past two decades. Pres­i­dent John Grif­fith, who held that top spot since 1996 did not stand for re-elec­tion.

In a lengthy meet­ing which was heated at times, Bynoe de­feated as­sis­tant sec­re­tary-trea­surer Tayla Layne 15-11. Two years ago, Bynoe had edged Layne by one vote to hold on to the first vice-pres­i­dent po­si­tion.

Forte still sec­ond vice-pres­i­dent

Roxanne Forte eas­ily re­tained the sec­ond vi­cepres­i­dency turn­ing away a chal­lenge from Kirk

Hinds 17-9, while in­cum­bent trea­surer Wynne Jeanmarie de­feated Devon St. Hill 18-8.

An­drew Hoyte, who has been a floor mem­ber of the BVA for over 30 years, with­drew from the bal­lot and his po­si­tion was cap­tured by in­ter­na­tional ref­eree Dale Ad­di­son in a very tense race.

Both Ad­di­son and for­mer women’s cap­tain Val­may Sta­ple­ton had gained 11 votes each with Ki­moi

Jones and Mark Lewis two each.

In the vote-off be­tween Ad­di­son and Sta­ple­ton, Ad­di­son won 24-12.

PRO Ani­cia Wood, who is now chair of the Olympic Ath­letes Com­mis­sion, was re­turned un­op­posed af­ter men’s man­ager Ni­cholas Brancker with­drew from the race. The BVA will be stag­ing a spe­cial meet­ing next Thursday to hold elec­tions for the po­si­tion of first vice-pres­i­dent. (KB)

Newly-elected Bar­ba­dos Volleyball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent, Ken­more Bynoe.

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