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JTA members voting to elect 2016-2017 president

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:51 PM

Members of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) are this week voting to elect a president for 2016-2017.

The successful candidate will be declared in August as the president-elect for the 2015-2016 conference year.

Four candidates are vying for the position: 

*Howard Issacs, principal of the Monegue College in St. Ann

*Collington Powell, principal of the Friendship Primary School in St. Catherine 

*Claudette James, teacher of Denham town High in Kingston and

*Ansell Palmer, teacher at Lowe river Primary and Junior High School in Trelawny.

JTA members in schools across the island are voting today and tomorrow and the ballots will be counted at the JTA's head office on Tuesday, June 30.

The results of the preliminary count will be announced thereafter and the President-Elect proclaimed at the JTA annual conference slated for August 17-19 at the Hilton Rose Hall Beach and Spa in St James.