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Marshall: More heads may have to roll

Former BCA president Tony Marshall says recent events at the BCA are “unacceptable” and may merit some more sackings.

Former NIS chairman Senator Tony Marshall.

Former BCA president Tony Marshall.

Reacting to news of the pending departure of chief executive officer Jefferson Miller, he complained that for too long the leading sports governing body in Barbados had been plagued with incidents which have left “a bitter taste” in the mouths of its 2 000 strong membership and the wider cricketing fraternity.

“It is clear that management of any entity charged with the responsibility of a national sport, more so one as near and dear to the hearts of Barbadians as cricket, calls for some skills and adherence to best practices,” Marshall told Barbados TODAY, while noting that Miller’s conviction had raised eyebrows.

He added: “Such being the case, it leaves one to enquire whether the BCA afforded itself of the services of a professional human resources agency to head hunt its CEO, especially when one considers the six figure annual income attached to the job.”

Marshall, who currently serves as an independent in the island’s Senate, stressed the need for due diligence saying: “In today’s world, it is foolhardy not to ensure that persons being hired to high profile positions are subjected to rigorous scrutiny and exhaustive due diligence.

“I am not sure that this embarrassing faux pas does not merit heads to roll. It is hoped the BCA learns a lesson from this fiasco,” he added.

4 Responses to Marshall: More heads may have to roll

  1. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock October 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I agree, they’re procedures that must be adhere to. Drug test background check etc,not only qualifications.

  2. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner October 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Agree but doubt that’s going to happen if it was a player would be a different story.

  3. Tony Waterman October 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Seems as if Matthew 14:11 is the pet verse of many Bajans these days (11)(And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.)
    we want Jones Head, Suckoo’s Head, Garner’s Head, we got Miller’s Head, we want Sinckler’s Head, soon all the intellectuals are going to be executed and then Who will run tings???
    We also seem to get more embarassed about things than anyone else, is Embarassment101 a course at UWI???
    How about just realising that something has been done that is not right, and putting PROTOCOLS in place that will assure us that this will not occour again, and then Move forward.
    seem as if we still like to look back a lot even “”You Know when” we seem to LOVE to be MIRED in CONTROVERSY.

    • Brimstone October 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      When you are wrong, you are wrong. Protocols and the law are already in place, and have been violated.
      We can rationalize all we want, people have a duty to perform, and if they do not, then they need to be replaced. Most individuals who adopt your attitude would not tolerate the same issue if it was their personal business.
      It is time Bajans stop the talking and start performing, since it is the only thing that will help us to reach the global highway and turn around our suffering nation.
      Oh !! another thing about our intellectuals………. is talk……….they too like the political directorate just recycle words. I cannot remember either group presenting a solid solution to any society issues for sometime.


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