Kingston (Jamaica): The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) says a $14 million budget cut is not expected to affect its operations for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Sports Minister Natalie Neita-Headley announced in parliament last week that the government was reducing its allocation to JADCO from $104 million to $90 million, reports CMC. However, executive director of JADCO Corey Brown has given the assurance that the decrease will not have a negative impact on the organisation’s ability to effectively execute its mandate. “There were some one-off items in the works last year; for example, the drafting of our rules, the dealing with our website and matters like that. So, in terms of our operation, it won’t affect our operations at all. Those items are not on the books this year, and that would explain the cut.”

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