In a letter dated 5th October, Mrs. Violet Clarke, the hard working principal of the Cecele Browne Integrated school, effectively tendered her resignation as chair of the Nevis Special Olympics Committee.
Mrs. Clarke cited family and business reasons for her decision.
She stated: “Special Olympics has been a big part of my life since 2008 during which I have built many lasting friendships and the fondest of memories with our athletes. It is therefore with a deep sense of sadness but resolve that I tender my resignation as Chair of the Nevis Committee and member of the Board, effective immediately. To ensure that the work continues to go from strength to strength I have solicited the help of some very capable and dedicated people.
• Khamiya Nisbett-Parris will take over as Chair of the Nevis Committee effective immediately.
• Jennifer Liburd and Terri Andrews will collaborate to coordinate the all year round sports for the athletes on Nevis and National Games.
• Judy Rawlins will continue as treasurer for Nevis with oversight from the new Chair and Deborah Lellouch.
• Marcus Hull, Shefton Liburd, Deshern Wilkinson and Beth Rhind will be coaches and assistant coaches for the Tennis, Athletics and Swimming Programs here on Nevis.
• Curtis Morton, Sports and news reporter will assist in the area of public relations and reporting on Special Olympics Events.
• Sensei Vincent Maynard will assist in the area of athlete development and group exercise.
• Cecele Browne Integrated School staff will continue to support Special Olympics activities once they are not in conflict with the school’s calendar of events.”
Newly appointed chair, Khamiya Nisbett-Parris, thanked Mrs. Clarke for her ‘hard work and dedication towards the Special Olympics cause, our athletes and us, your team. We greatly appreciate EVERYTHING you have done, and still will continually do. ‘
She also sought the support of all concerned and pledged that she will do her utmost in her new position.