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Jul 12, 2017

New Gen Sec Earl Jones Hopes for Time to Fix Federation

In speaking with the new general secretary, News Five learnt that the temporary position that Jones now holds will see him streamlining the functions of the F.F.B., particularly as it relates to the various leagues.


Earl Jones, Interim General Secretary, F.F.B.

“My present position with F.F.B. is that I have been asked to take over as the General Secretary of the F.F.B. on a temporary basis.”


Isani Cayetano

“You’re coming in at a rather critical time for football in Belize and the organization of football.  Is there anything that you are bringing to the table at this point to either kind of calm things down in terms of the day-to-day administration of football?”


Earl Jones

Earl Jones

“I know it’s a turbulent time for the federation; however, what I plan to do is to look at what are some of the concerns that the different leagues might be having.  What are some of the concerns that we are having within the staff and to see how best we can move forward by addressing these issues, right.  As the president had mentioned earlier, there are many things, we have to streamline the operation, we have to streamline what we are doing at the F.F.B. office and to ensure that staff are doing what they are supposed to be doing.  So this is one of the main issues, my first priority is to sit down with my staff and do a proper evaluation of their terms of reference and what they are actually doing and to see how we go forward with them.”


Isani Cayetano

“Now you’re here on an interim basis which means that if an extraordinary congress is called any time soon and there’s another regime change that means you wouldn’t have had enough time to implement whatever changes you would have wanted to see get done in the F.F.B.  Are you prepared for these kinds of challenges seeing as though it is all on a pro tempore basis, so to speak?”


Earl Jones

“Yes, I might not be here.  Probably next month there is a congress that is called and I will be asked or I will be replaced, but I’m prepared for that.  But in the interim, in the meanwhile I am prepared to do proper evaluation and leave behind proper documents so that whosoever takes over the seat after me can be so guided by whatever we have done.”


There is no word at the moment whether Blease will legally challenge his dismissal.

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