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Norman Allen proclaimed JTA president-elect after court ruling

Published:Friday | October 24, 2014 | 4:47 PM
Allen... humbled and happy.

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Educator, Norman Allen, has been officially proclaimed President Elect of the Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) for the conference year 2014/2015.

The proclamation was made today at the JTA’s office in Kingston.

Allen, who is currently principal of the Four Paths Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon, will assume his post as president of the JTA next August.

He says he is humbled and happy to have the opportunity to be able to represent 25,000 teachers across the island and to be able to fulfill some of his campaign promises.

He further notes that he will work with all members of the JTA whether or not they supported him in the elections.

Allen also says he does not expect to encounter any challenges getting the support of all members of the association now that the leadership issues have been settled.

The way was cleared for his installation last week when the Court of Appeal lifted an injunction which barred the JTA from allowing Allen to take up the post.

In August, Harmons Primary School principal Georgia Waugh Richards obtained a court injunction barring the JTA from proclaiming, declaring or affirming Norman Allen as president elect for 2014.

Initially, Waugh Richards had been declared the winner of the JTA presidential elections, however, Allen disagreed with the outcome and took the matter to court demanding a recount.

Following the recount, Allen was declared the winner.

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