JTA may seek Prof Miller’s help to mediate election dispute
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) could turn to one of its former presidents, Professor Eroll Miller to mediate its disputed president-elect contest.
The JTA has been barred from installing Norman Allen as its president-elect because of a Supreme Court injunction obtained by losing candidate Georgie Waugh-Richards.
During today's closing session of the association’s 50th anniversary conference in Montego Bay, incoming president Doran Dixon sought and received permission from delegates to engage Miller as a mediator in the dispute.
Waugh-Richards was initially declared as the JTA’s president-elect after she polled 6,079 votes compared to 5,996 for Allen.
However, Allen took the matter to court and demanded a recount after which he was declared the winner with 179 more votes than Waugh-Richards.
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