This is the week of elections in the Caribbean Football Union as the region starts to move on from the Jack Warner era.
In contrast to the CONCACAF presidential elections, the CFU race was a contested one between officials from Antigua and Barbuda (Gordon Derrick), Cuba (Luís Hernández), Trinidad & Tobago (Harold Taylor), and Barbados (Ronald Jones). In the end, Derrick won comfortably, receiving four votes short of a majority (16 votes out of 30) in the first round of balloting and 16 votes in the second.
Derrick is general secretary of the Antigua & Barbuda FA and owner of Barracudas FC of USL PRO. He was also reprimanded and fined for wrongdoing in the bin Hammam/Warner affair last year. It would have been nice to have someone at the CFU helm completely untainted by last year's cash-for-votes scandal, but the big news is that the regional union has severed its last ties to Jack Warner. Taylor, Warner's handpicked successor, won very few votes in the balloting, and no representatives from the major Caribbean countries were selected to the executive committee.
So it looks like the CFU has moved on from the Jack Warner era. However, the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation will remain under his influence for some time to come.