St. John’s Sports and Entertainment, the company that runs Mile One and the Convention Centre, is a black box. They don’t report what they’re doing to the public. They don’t even report much to Council.
As usual, a lack of transparency is leading to bad results. Mile One has no hockey team, and the situation with basketball is unclear. $100,000 is missing from SJSE’s books and allegedly stolen, following up a 2008 theft for which no one was fired.
It’s time for an independent operational review of SJSE, and time to set up a more transparent reporting structure. [See also: Transparency.]