St. George’s, Grenada, June 14, 2018: Dexter Mitchell has been removed as Chairman on the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Grenada Invitational. The announcement came through a late night press release Thursday, from the management committee.
This comes after it was revealed that Mitchell has had several charges slapped against him following a recent domestic dispute.
The popular events promoter was on Tuesday June 12th placed on EC$15,000 bail with two sureties, after he appeared in Court for allegedly engaging in a domestic row with a female. The alleged incident is said to have occurred on May 21st, 2018.
Mitchell is facing a total of five charges – two for assault, two for obscene language and one for unlawful entry.
The release reads, “The Grenada Invitational Inc. has noted the recent developments involving the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Mr Dexter Mitchell.
While this is a personal matter and we believe in due process and clearly don’t want to cast judgment at this point, the Management Committee has decided that it would be in the best interest of the Grenada Invitational, and by extension Grenada, that Mr Mitchell does not
continue to serve as Chair of the LOC at this time. Therefore, with immediate effect, Mr Mitchell has been relieved from the post as Chairman of the LOC. Ms Karline Purcell has assumed responsibility as acting Chair, temporarily.
We once again thank all stakeholders and the people of Grenada for their continued support in the Grenada Invitational.
Grenada Invitational Inc.”
According to court records, Mitchell, who is being represented by attorney, Derick Sylvester, will return to court on September 06th 2018.