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Allen gets injunction barring JTA from naming president

Published:Saturday | July 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM

ONE OF the contenders for the presidency of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Norman Allen, has obtained a 14-day injunction barring the association from declaring a winner for the recently concluded election.

It also restrains the JTA from removing the ballot boxes and the ballots contained in them from the Jamaica Grande Hotel in St Ann until July 18.

The injunction was granted by Supreme Court Judge Marva McDonald Bishop yesterday afternoon.

The matter is to again come before the Supreme Court on July 18.

The JTA had declared primary school principal Georgia Waugh Richards, the preliminary winner of the elections.

However, the association later announced it would be having a recount of the ballots based on a request it received.

Five candidates contested the elections held June 16 to 20.