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Doran Dixon seeks legal advice after JTA bars him from election

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2013 | 5:12 PM

Former president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Doran Dixon says he is seeking legal advice on the move by the teachers' union to bar him from participating again in the upcoming presidential elections.

The JTA advised in a press release this morning that its Credentials Committee, which has oversight for the elections, has taken the decision to remove Dixon from the presidential race over disparaging comments he made likening a dispute between the JTA and Education Minister Ronnie Thwaites to a fight between a 'mongrel dog' and 'lion heart cat'. He has refused to apologise for the comments.

In the meantime, Dixon today declined to comment on the JTA's move to boot him from the presidential race for the upcoming 2014-2015 period.

The JTA president from 2008-2009 says he has not been officially told by the teachers' group of his removal from the race.


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