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Court grants injunction blocking installation of JTA president-elect

Published:Tuesday | August 19, 2014 | 3:57 PM
Georgia Waugh Richards - File
Norman Allen - File

The Supreme Court has granted an injunction filed by Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) presidential candidate, Georgia Waugh Richards, barring the installation of her rival, Norman Allen, as President-elect.

Justice Lennox Campbell granted the injunction a short while ago, four days after hearing arguments by Waugh Richards and the respondent, the JTA.

Details on the grounds for granting the injunction will be published soon.

The attorney representing Waugh Richards had filed the injunction claiming that there were errors in the process that led to Allen being declared president-elect following a recount.

Attorney-at-Law Caroline Hay who represented the JTA opposed the application.

The decision comes ahead of the teachers' union's planned proclamation of its president-elect on August 21 at the JTA's annual conference.

Last month, the JTA declared Allen the winner of the presidential election following a ballot recount.

Initially, Waugh Richards had been declared the winner.

However, Allen disagreed with the outcome and took the matter to court demanding a recount.

The defeated Waugh Richards wants the results of the JTA presidential election overturned and a fresh election called.

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