Further submission from Ray Carbery, President,
Turks & Caicos Islands Olympic Committee (Steering)
Dear Mr. Chairman and fellow Committee Members,
please note the recent email response to questions (see below)
which we presented to Ms Meg Munn MP ... who is the Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
of which the Caribbean Territories fall under her jurisdiction.
As you know from our previous correspondences
about our ongoing complaints about how we are being snubbed by
FCO Officials (in London) related to our Territories repeated
request for answers|.so here is a classic example of get lost
attitude and don't bother me in "BOLD LETTERS"!!!! This
is totally unacceptable, unprofessional and given her high profile
position damn right rude. The Turks & Caicos Islands people
do not need this sort attitude we have enough on our plate in
getting answers from the very people (FCO) who represent us|..and
our rights world wide.
The very heart of the problem are in those words
and her lackadaisical attitude towards the TCI and its people
... what a shame! I intend to bring this to attention of the Premier
of the TCI.
"Your email is for the Foreign & Commonwealth
Office; however it has reached the office of Meg Munn, the Member
of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley.
Your email will not be forwarded nor any action
taken with it. It has been deleted and any further emails sent
to this email address will automatically be deleted.
Please re-send your email to the following address:
"Dear Ms. Munn, We are not sure if you
are aware of the current situation with the Turks & Caicos
Islands Olympic Committee's ongoing challenges to seek recognition
with the IOC for the TCI? Over the past six years our quest has
been stalled by the BOA by voting against the TCI in critical
vote back in 1996 whereby we are now precluded from being part
of the Olympic Family like our Sister Territories; Bermuda, Cayman
and the BVI. We will not bore you with the in-depth details because
our case history with the FCO is well documented. The FCO have
over these six years has taken a rather lackadaisical approach
in helping our cause|.they refuse not to get involved even though
they are responsible for this whole mess|by allowing a charity
to vote on constitutional matters that directly violated our rights.
Again you can read the file and get a clearer picture of what
we are talking about.
Our email to you today as Parliamentary Under-Secretary
of State for our Region is to receive some positive feed back
to our ongoing questions which never seem to get answered. You
will note the email sent Ms Kate Blacker ... who is the desk officer
for the TCI and the region in general. The current stance by the
FCO is that you want us to sit back and wait for the Gibraltar
case which is in Swiss Federal Court against the IOC to be heard
and verdict made|.in our opinion that is purely another stalling
tactic on your part. We will address that issue at a later date
... but you will note below a list of questions which we are waiting
for a reply from the FCO. Seeing that this falls under your jurisdiction
we would appreciate hearing from you on this subject as Ms. Blacker
has taken the attitude of not even acknowledging our email. Thank
you on behalf of the youth of the TCI.
Discrimination against people has no place in
the world or sport ... including the Olympic Games
1 February 2008