TTSL Board: Interim president, Jameson Rigues, is on ‘a sad and destructive path’

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“[…] Mr [Jameson] Rigues has refused to recognise and accept the collective authority and decision making of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) Board and has repeatedly undertaken unilateral actions that disregard the League’s by-laws and the TTSL Board…”

The following is a press statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) Board, signed by general secretary Peter Thomas, on the conduct of interim president Jameson Rigues—who was supposed to face challenger Clayton Morris in a presidential election on 29 November:

Photo: Interim TTSL president and Guaya United manager Jameson Rigues.

Since the resignation of the former TTSL president, Keith Look Loy and the assumption of the post of interim president, Jameson Rigues has embarked on a sad and destructive path that undermines football democracy and the rule of law according to the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) by-laws.

  • Mr Rigues has refused to recognise and accept the collective authority and decision making of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) Board and has repeatedly undertaken unilateral actions that disregard the League’s by-laws and the TTSL Board;
  • He has issued statements on behalf of the League that have not been discussed and/or sanctioned by the TTSL Board, all of this on ‘TTSL stationery’ which should be sent out by the League Secretary;
  • He has brought the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) into national and international disrepute with completely fallacious verbal and written statements to the local and international media (Sportsmax), making the League appear to be in chaos, when in fact it is well run and financially stable;
  • He has abused the authority of the Chair at the Trinidad and Tobago Super League’s (TTSL) 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on 29th November 2020, culminating in him unilaterally aborting the meeting;
  • Mr Rigues left a WhatsApp Group Chat that he created for the TTSL Board on 15th November 2020 and called a meeting on Tuesday 24th November without at least 24 hours’ notice to Board Members. Board Members indicated they could not attend but he never rescheduled the meeting.

As permitted by the said by laws, members of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) Board have called a meeting of said board, tomorrow, Tuesday 1st December 2020 to decide on a course of action for the continuation of the ongoing TTSL 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Editor’s Note: TTSL Board members have vowed to reconvene the AGM and hold the presidential election on Sunday 6 December.

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