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JTA may seek Prof Miller’s help to mediate election dispute

Published:Saturday | August 23, 2014 | 7:10 PM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) could turn to one of its former president, 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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