This was revealed following a press conference by the body yesterday, where it was also revealed that the international body will partner with the local one to rehabilitate the athlete, who tested positive for banned substances.
President of the GAPF, Peter Greene said that they have managed to get the international body to extend the three month deadline to twelve.
Shewdass has been banned for a period of two years from any form of lifting and or coaching and the federation subject to a fine.
Following the positive test, the Berbecian has been listed as positive on the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) list on December 22. On the topic of the actual consumption, the power lifting boss said that he believes that Shewdass did not knowingly ingest the substance, (Methylhexaneamine and Oxilofrineine).
Looking forward, Green says that all athletes that were scheduled to participate in international competitions have been extracted. He added that regular sessions on educating athletes will be held by Dr. Karen Pilgrim with the help of the Guyana Olympic Association.
The GAPF is also conducting its own internal investigation to ascertain the root of the problem.