Ag Society calls special meeting

Dissention within the board of the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society has prompted an extraordinary general meeting to be called tonight.

Society President Rudy Myles said he was asked to resign by board members at a meeting held last week.

He said the board accused him of not fully informing all directors of the decision to hold an Agricultural Day in place of the society’s traditional show. Mr. Myles denies the charge and says he has no intention of stepping down as president.

The Ag Society cancelled its traditional show held annually on Ash Wednesday because of the devastation on the farming industry as a result of Hurricane Ivan. However, the Ministry and Department of Agriculture decided to go ahead with a scaled back version of the event after a recent meeting with farmers and show exhibitors.

Mr. Myles said every board member was aware of that meeting.

In an earlier interview, he noted it’s important to stage some form of agricultural event on Ash Wednesday to bring the community together to promote healing post-Ivan.

‘Most people want some type of event.’

The traditional ag show usually attracts between 7,000 and 10,000 people.

Tonight’s meeting is at 7pm at the agricultural pavilion.