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Georgia Waugh Richards declared JTA president-elect designate

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 6:25 AM
Georgia Waugh Richards is the new JTA President-elect designate. She is to be officially declared at the JTA's annual conference in August and will take up office as president in 2017.

The Principal of the Harmon’s Primary School in Manchester, Georgia Waugh Richards, is the new President-elect designate of the Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA).

She is to be officially declared at the JTA's annual conference in August and will take up office as president in 2017.

Two years ago, Waugh Richards was in a legal wrangling with the outgoing JTA president Norman Allen after her win was overturned following the official vote count.

The JTA says of the 13,144 ballots cast last week, Waugh Richards received 6,089 votes.

Her contenders, Collington Powell, the principal of Friendship Primary School in St Catherine polled 3,254 votes, while Owen Speid, the principal of Rousseau Primary in St Andrew received 3,250 votes.

The JTA says 551 ballots were rejected.