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Educators challenge appointment of former JTA boss, another to Tip Friendly board

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 11:08 AM
Former Jamaica Teachers' Association president Georgia Waugh Richards.

Two educators will today appear in the Supreme Court in a bid to challenge the appointment of former Jamaica Teachers' Association president Georgia Waugh Richards and another teacher to the executive board and credit committee of Tip Friendly Society.

The educators, Kaydian Scott and Cecelia Grant Francis, both of Mandeville, Manchester, want permission to go to the Judicial Review Court to challenge the appointments of Waugh Richards and Terrence Brown.

The Registrar of Cooperatives Errol Gallimore is named as the respondent.

Tip Friendly Society is a credit union for teachers.

In documents filed in the Supreme Court, the applicants also want the appointments of Waugh Richards and Brown to be suspended until the matter is determined.

Both Scott and Grant Francis contend that Gallimore was wrong in declaring as null and void their nominations by member, Patrick Smith as he was compliant with all relevant rules of the Tip Friendly Society.

They also say the registrar breached the principles of natural justice and that as a result, they have suffered hardships.

The Manchester-based educators say, other than through the court, there is no redress available to them.

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