Three-month suspension for AAG President pending independent probe


The Executive Council of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has voted for the suspension of Aubrey Hutson as President for three months, pending an independent investigation.

The decision was made on Saturday afternoon at a council meeting held at the National Racquet Centre. Depending on the findings of the investigation, a special Annual General Meeting could be summoned to elect a new President.

His suspension comes on the heels of a travel fiasco for the country’s Track and Field team who recently attended the 50th CARIFTA Games in Nassau, Bahamas, as some athletes arrived after the event commenced.

Following the embarrassing ordeal and the compromising position it placed the athletes, a large section of society called on Hutson to resign but he refused, noting that people were “begging” him to stay on as AAG President.

Amanda Hermonstine, elected First Vice-President, will act as President; Committee Member, Keith Campbell is the acting First Vice-President, and Niall Stanton is the acting second Vice-President.

Elected in June 2021, Hutson is serving his third consecutive term as AAG President.
Other elected Executives were Rtd. Colonel Paul Arthur (Second Vice-President), Dwayne Carter (Treasurer), and Elton Bollers (Assistant Treasurer).

The Committee Members are Keith Campbell, Linden Phillips, Telson Williams, Nial Stanton, and Major Tyron Smith.

The News Room was reliably informed that Arthur recently resigned with immediate effect and Bollers was removed from his position. Mayfield Taylor-Trim is the acting General Secretary.

See the subsequent Press Release from the Athletics Association of Guyana:
“The council of the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG), taking into consideration the various issues of the Guyanese contingent during the recently held 50th Annual Carifta Games, made a unanimous decision to suspend the President of the AAG, Aubrey Hutson, for an indefinite period while an independent investigation is conducted.
In his absence, Retired Assistant Superintendent and First Vice President, Sheryl Hermonstine, will now take the helm as President.
Keith Campbell will now act in the position of First Vice President and Niall Stanton will act as Second Vice President since the Second Vice President, Retired Colonel Arthur from the Guyana Defence Force, sent in his resignation on Friday, April 14, 2023, with immediate effect.
The council would have accepted his resignation and thanked him for his service over the years.
The council has also taken the decision to reinstate Elton Bollers, the former General Secretary of the AAG, as a committee member.
There was also the election of a new General Secretary, James Cole.
After the conclusion of the investigation, the council will consider the recommendations and take further definitive actions.”


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