Jamaica Agricultural Society AGM Postponed Again | News
Christopher Serju, Senior Gleaning Writer
The long-awaited Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has again been delayed.
According to outgoing President Lenworth Fulton, the meeting, which was scheduled for February 23, has been pushed back due to a number of unforeseen circumstances.
The AGM was postponed twice last year.
fulton said the gleaner that while the JAS now has all outstanding documents in hand, logistical issues and broadband capacity issues at some of the satellite locations for the hybrid meeting were among the issues that have yet to be resolved.
The Denbigh Show Ground in May Pen, Clarendon is one of the planned venues to accommodate attendees in blocks, but proper seating arrangements in accordance with COVID-19 protocols have not been finalized.
Fulton also revealed that the inconsistency of the internet in other places is proving to be a headache.
He stressed that it was essential that every member be allowed to fully participate and voice their concerns on relevant issues. The decision has therefore been made to postpone the AGM to a date to be announced until the issues are resolved.
Fulton also said the gleaner that all the necessary documents such as the outstanding financial statements of three parishes are now in the possession of the JAS but that they arrived late and have not yet been reviewed by the board of directors.
He sought to ensure that efforts would be intensified to resolve connectivity issues in the various locations of the parish as well as to ensure that members could participate in comfort, in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.