Drumeco Archer is new BAAA president as Carey's team swept from office

By November 26, 2018

The winds of change blew through the Bahamas Association of Athletic Association (BAAA) on Saturday, sweeping Rosamunde Carey and her entire executive from office after only one term in office.

Carey herself, who had led the BAAA since 2015 when she ousted Mike Sands, was soundly beaten by new president Drumeco Archer, who had run a campaign on transformation and inclusiveness, things he accused the previous administration lacking during their three-year term of office.

Archer’s executive will be comprised of First Vice President Ravanno Ferguson, Second Vice President Rupert Gardiner, Vice President of Finance Sharon Gardiner, Vice President of Technical Frank Rahming, Vice President of Operations Dawn Johnson, and Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Kermit Taylor.

Council members John Ingraham, Mike Sands, Bradley Cooper, Stephen Murray, Jerial Forbes, Sophia Higgs and Christian Knowles will serve under the current administration.

Leading up to the elections, Carey’s camp had been confident that they would win between 45 and 50 of the 70 votes were available.

“Mrs Carey’s team is very confident that we have a majority of the voters for this election who are supporting her campaign, her team and are appreciative of what has been accomplished in the three-year tenure and want to see the completion of that work,” said Phillip Gray of Carey’s team Bonafide Innovators.

Gray may have read the tea leaves incorrectly, as he lost 46-21 to Taylor in what was the precedent for the Innovators. Archer picked up 41 votes to Carey’s 26; Rahming defeated Patrick Adderley 41-24 while Ferguson defeated Carl Oliver 38-31.

Meanwhile, Gardiner picked up 43 votes to Sandra Laing’s 13. Johnson won 48 votes to Cedricka Rolle’s 17.

 

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