PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, December 17, 2023.- TTO’s Mushtaque Mohammed was reelected as president of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) at the electoral congress held at The Brix Hotel, in Port of Spain on Sunday 17th December 2023.
The congress in determining the new board to guide CAZOVA until 2027, witnessed a spirited contest between the incumbent President, Mushtaque Mohammed of Trinidad & Tobago, and Ms. Margarette Graham, the Treasurer of CAZOVA from Haiti.
The congress was attended by 12 of 14 National Federation members and was held under the supervision of North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) President Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz.
The associations present included Aruba, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Barbados, Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago.
The members of the new executive committee include the reelected trio of Cayman Islands’ Kennedy McGowan (First Vice-President); Bonaire’s Gisette Emer (Second vice-president), Jamaica’s Jacqueline Cowan (Secretary General) and Board Member Filomena Daniel-Curiel of Aruba along with newly appointed Bahamian Kurtwood Green (Treasurer), and Board Member, Mark Lewis of Barbados.
In addition, Martinique’s Phillipe Lirus was appointed by the CAZOVA Board as an Honorary Board Member and TTO’s Volleyball Federation President, Daymian Stewart also retained his post as CAZOVA’s Executive Director.
With an active calendar year scheduled for 2024, the membership was encouraged to participate in the various events and to consider hosting both CAZOVA Beach and Indoor competitions. There will also be an emphasis in assisting the National Federations in improving their administration and governance structures. In closing, the CAZOVA members unanimously agreed to support President Marte Hoffiz in his bid for reelection as NORCECA President, with an election to take place in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in July 2024.
President Marte, in his remarks congratulated the new Board and pledged his support in continuing to work with CAZOVA, to further develop volleyball in the zone.