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  • They include Attorney-at-law Kent Gammon, and retired High Court Judge, Justice Karl Harrison, who will chair the Panel and Tribunal, respectively.
  • She thanked them for accepting the invitation to serve and committing to contribute to Jamaica’s continued growth and development, particularly in sport.
  • The orientation session also entailed discussions on the Anti-Doping Legislation, and the role of the Panel and Tribunal, among other areas.

Fifteen new persons have been appointed and one retained to serve on the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (JADDP) and Jamaica Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal (JADAT).

They include Attorney-at-law Kent Gammon, and retired High Court Judge, Justice Karl Harrison, who will chair the Panel and Tribunal, respectively.

The appointees, who also include doctors and teachers, will serve for the next three years. Nine will serve on the Panel, and seven on the Tribunal.

They were formally welcomed by Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a recent orientation session at The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites in New Kingston.

She thanked them for accepting the invitation to serve and committing to contribute to Jamaica’s continued growth and development, particularly in sport.

“I know that this composition of members has a high level of technical skills and competence; and so I am anticipating the highest levels of deliberations as you execute your respective duties,” the Minister said, while also thanking the previous members.

The orientation session also entailed discussions on the Anti-Doping Legislation, and the role of the Panel and Tribunal, among other areas.

Other speakers included Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alison McLean; Manager, Anti-Doping in Sport, Dionne Blair; Executive Director, Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Carey Brown; and Senior Director in the Ministry’s Sport Division, Florette Blackwood.