DOC under the microscope

Dominica's representatives at the 2012 Olympic Games
Dominica’s representatives at the 2012 Olympic Games

Financial activities of the Dominica Olympics Committee (DOC) are one of many issues member associations are asking to be addressed at a Special General Meeting which they’ve requested that the organization convene.

In a letter dated April 25, the members wrote to the DOC general secretary instructing that the special meeting be convened “under the powers of Article 18.1 of the Bye-Laws of the Dominica Olympic Committee.”

“The purpose of our desire to convene this meeting is based on the principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter of fair play according to pre agreed rules each of which are central to any Olympic Committee,” they wrote.

The members appear to be concerned about many issues which they say must be addressed when the meeting is held.

They are asking for clarification on the “composition, role and functions of the Athletes Commission, the legitimacy of the Athletes Reps who voted at the 2013 Election of Officers, the denial of Member  Associations from voting at the 2013 Election of Officers, the non acceptance of nominations submitted by a number of affiliated member associations.”

Furthermore, they are concerned about what they described as ‘inconsistencies’ with “the number of nominations by associations.”

They are also demanding answers on the “financial activities at the DOC from immediately preceding the 2012 Olympics to the present.”

The member associations are asking “for the avoidance of doubt that the meeting shall not be called more than 15 days after the receipt of the request.”

The letter was signed by ten affiliate associations of the DOC including the Dominica Table Tennis Association, The Dominica Amateur Basketball Association, The Dominica Football Association and The Dominica Bridge Association, among others.

DNO understands that the special meeting will be held next week.

Below is a copy of the letter sent to the DOC by the affiliate members.

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  1. me
    May 13, 2013

    Dno where is my contribution regarding the people on the committee of doc?, this is not right, I was on the committee as well and my contribution cannot be seen no wonder so many bad management of so many things in dominica. Continue to publish what suites you all.

  2. me
    May 12, 2013

    My comments still waiting. Thanks dno, felix and Dorset maybe a part of dno. Thanks

  3. jason Josiah Joesph
    May 11, 2013


  4. new york
    May 10, 2013

    next is WCMF Red Cross Lions Club hmmmm what people have doesn;t burn my eyes

  5. A Voice
    May 10, 2013

    Good, I like that. It is about time that people are called to account in this country.

    I am really impress with the number of little sports associations it have there in Dominica. Guys try your best to develop what ever sports you are involved in.

    GOD bless Dominica…

  6. Hmmm
    May 10, 2013

    Yes! And a few months ago when they did the firing, I posted a comment that was censored.
    And it wasn’t hear say. Now look what has happened.

  7. (.) (.)
    May 10, 2013

    Eh beh….why people let other people’s monies burn their eyes nah?

  8. piece
    May 10, 2013

    It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good in this country and it must be stopped. Wicked and unscrupulous men using power of high office to fleece, loot, plunder and defraud, they hide behind a fake persona and flashy wardrobe. they deceive many. The wheels of justice turns slowly but it does turn. They conspire, they tell lies, they perceive that they call the shots. When the role is called up yonder, where will you be?

  9. Anonymous
    May 10, 2013

    about time cuz does guys in there got rid of a few workers becuz ………..i hope they can give an account of all de money they use up.

  10. Serving the Public!!
    May 10, 2013

    I smell rats!!

  11. Anonymous1
    May 10, 2013

    I hope all matters are sensibly dealt with and clarified and the actions of the DOC will be totally transparent in the future.

  12. Foriegn Dominican
    May 10, 2013

    Hmmmm This meeting was due 20 years ago, but time will always tell with these people who deprive the youth their money for development !

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