Problems at Grenada Invitational Inc

THE NEW TODAY understands that another leading figure in The Grenada Invitational Inc had resigned from the outfit three months ago.

Information reaching this newspaper indicates that the individual who was responsible for the finances of the organisation, Fenton Frederick, tendered his resignation on October 4th, 2018.

It reportedly came one month after resignation of Chairman and Founder of Grenada Invitational Inc, Michael Bascombe in September 2018.

Frederick was one of three Directors of the problem-plagued organisation which now leaves it with only the two directors.

Emails sent to both Grenada Invitational and Frederick by THE NEW TODAY newspaper were not responded to and no official word came from the organisation in relation to the resignation of another director.

The Grenada Invitational began with four Directors – Michael Bascombe as Chairman, Karline Purcell as Corporate Secretary and Dexter Mitchell and Frederick as Directors.

Shortly after the meet in 2018, Mitchell was removed as Chairman of the Local Organising Committee by the Grenada Invitational as a result of charges slapped on him by police for allegedly engaging in abusive acts against a female.

A few months later, reports surfaced that Grenada Invitational had defaulted on payments to athletes who participated in the 2017 and 2018 games.

Amidst these reports, Bascombe submitted his resignation and cited lack of cooperation with other directors in obtaining information about the finances of the invitational.

As a result of complaints from athletes, the Grenada Invitational has lost its spot on the calendar of events of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

There were also alleged threats of lawsuit from athletes seeking payments from the Grenada Invitational.

However, a release two weeks ago from the outfit refuted such claims and indicated that all outstanding payments have been settled.

The organisation is yet to regain the spot on the IAAF calendar and to give official confirmation that the games will definitely happen this year.

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