Keith Look Loy, president of the T&T Super League (TTSL) has responded to claims by his vice president Jameson Riques in this newspapers that there are plans afoot to remove him from office.
According to a release from Look Loy, "The TTSL Board is unanimously disappointed with Mr. Rigues' performance. That said, we fully recognize that it is the TTSL membership which elected him and that the Board cannot remove him, which is not its intention. He was sent a letter expressing "the disappointment" of his colleagues. Nowhere was there mention or threat of him being removed."
Riques, a representative of Guaya United, told us that received a letter on Saturday from League secretary Peter Thomas in which Board members complained about him breaching the code of confidence by putting the business of the League in the public domain and accusactions he regularly missed Board meeting.
The release from Look Loy continued, "Rigues has aligned himself over the past year with minority elements within TTSL, who act as proxies for high officials of ttfa. Unopposed for the post of 1st VP in the TTSL Board election of 2017, he has seen his support dramatically eroded by this nonsense. In the recent vote for two TTSL reps to the new T-LEAGUE Commission, he got 5 of 18 votes - one of them accidentally, as one club rep who voted for him apologised for making an error and attempted to reverse his vote, which was not allowed."
Further, "Regarding the supposed issue of confidentiality, that is a faux issue. The real issue is that the goodly gentleman does not table matters of his concern for Board discussion. Indeed, he has never proposed one matter for inclusion in a Board meeting agenda. Then he goes to the membership and even the media to raise matters. To the contrary, I speak out on matters that I raise at TTFA Board level, like the TTFA financial documents issue, only to be ignored."
The release ended, "Ultimately, this is a squall in a tea cup. Nobody wants to remove Rigues. It wouldn't be worth the bother and would be unnecessary. The TTSL Board, which includes Clayton Morris and Colin Murray, is very democratic and Mr. Rigues's Board seat is safe. But there is protocol to be followed."