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JTA moving to have president-elect installed

Published:Friday | October 17, 2014 | 9:54 AM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says steps are being taken to install Norman Allen as president-elect of the association.

The Court of Appeal yesterday lifted an injunction which barred the JTA from allowing Allen to take up the post.

JTA President Doran Dixon says the association welcomes the court’s decision.

Dixon says the JTA is moving to initiate the administrative process to have the president-elect installed.

In August, 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 2014 JTA presidential elections after polling 6,079 votes to Allen’s 5,996 votes.

However, Allen disagreed with the outcome and took the matter to court demanding a recount.

Following the recount, Allen was declared the winner after receiving 5,977.

This is 179 more votes than what was received by Waugh Richards.

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