Mr Bradshaw spoke of the importance of transparency and good governance within the third sector as well as ensuring sustainability. The four member clubs of the Eastern Counties Cricket Association (ECCA) are still waiting for close to ,000 that has been owed to them since November.
Speaking at the third sector conference Building Hope at the Hamilton Princess yesterday, Ms Foulger said that job losses could eventually be recouped if the organisations could become stronger.Elaine Butterfield, executive director of the Centre on Philanthropy, which organized the event, has previously warned Bermudas charities are experiencing unprecedented financial pressure, with 65 per cent experiencing an increase in demand for their services coupled with a reduction in donations.Everything is forthcoming and the clubs will be updated in the very near future, Mr Douglas said.St Davids is waiting for the largest chunk of money close to ,000 as it was the host club for the 2015 series, which was steeped in controversy after the first round, when champions Cleveland were stripped of the cup and then reinstated after an ill-tempered match against Baileys Bay. Charities have been urged to consider the short-term pain of consolidation or mergers as they battle for survival in Bermudas harsh economy.
Caroline Foulger, chairwoman of Bermuda Business Development Agency, encouraged the third sector to follow the example of the international business community by undergoing tough measures that could lead to a brighter long-term future.People in the third sector are far more productive than people in market economies.Pro-social behavior allows you to get a bigger bang for your buck it is not unusual for the third sector to hire highly talented lawyers and accountants for free and they will work harder.Once we get all the stats done up, we give them money.Arrim Perinchief, president of Baileys Bay, said that all he had heard from the ECCA was that the issue had not been forgotten.Representatives from the clubs told The Royal Gazette that they had received little to no communication from the association about when or whether they would receive the money.