Bynoe heads BVA again
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.