Cornelius re-elected as head of the sports association

Cornelius was voted out 26-18 ahead of lone challenger Cleofoster Harris

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Former National Athlete Everton Cornelius was re-elected for a further four-year term as President of the Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association (ABAA).

Cornelius was voted out 26-18 ahead of the only challenger Cleofoster Harris when the organization held its annual general meeting on Thursday evening at St Joseph’s Academy (SJA).

There were four new people elected in the vote to include former President Dr Philmore benjamin and former secretary Monique Lindsay. Both, although former members of the executive, had not held executive office for more than five years. Benjamin was elected third vice-president while Lindsay was elected assistant treasurer.

The other newly elected members are Anthony Keswin and former national sprinter Sonia Williams as floor members.

The other executive members are Richard Lindsay (first vice-president), Shauna Charles-Joseph (second vice-president), Patricia Salmon (treasurer), Joann Small (women’s representative) and Judy King-Blackman.

In his latest interview with the Observer media outlet, Cornelius listed the completion of the YASCO sports complex as well as the implementation of a number of talent and training programs as high on his agenda.

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