JADCO to discontinue public disciplinary hearings

Voice of JADCO's Chairman Alexander Williams

By Jeremain Brown

The public will soon no longer be allowed to openly watch anti-doping cases involving Jamaican athletes and local governing body, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). Since its establishment in 2008, JADCO has allowed the public to follow all cases brought before the Independent Disciplinary Panel. But this will change within a month's time.

“We are just about the only NADA (National Anti-Doping Association) that does it publicly so we’ve changed the rules to say it will be done in private, both at the panel level and the appellate level; and there are some other provisions dealing with the preliminary sanctions. There are mandatory preliminary sanctions and discretionary preliminary sanctions,” said JADCO’s Chairman Alexander Williams.

Meanwhile, JADCO has confirmed that former Executive Director Carey Brown has taken his  case of wrongful dismissal to the Privy Council.

“I was made aware a couple days ago that he has filed an application in the Court of Appeal to seek leave to go to the judicial committee of the Privy Council. So far as we are concerned, there is no injunction barring us from replacing him,” noted Williams who was speaking on TVJ’s Eye on Sports programme to be aired on Thursday evening starting at 8:35.



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