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Dixon contemplates next move after booting

Published:Monday | June 3, 2013 | 9:11 AM

The former President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Doran Dixon, says he’s contemplating his next move following the JTA's decision to boot him from the June 17 presidential elections for the 2014-2015 period.

The decision has been taken by the President of the JTA upon advice from its credentials committee, which has oversight for the elections.

However, Dixon says he has not been officially told by the JTA of his withdrawal from the race which was announced by way of a press release yesterday morning.

The JTA says Dixon's candidacy has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

Dixon served as head of the JTA for the period 2008-2009.

JTA insiders have indicated that the decision to remove Dixon's name from the ballot was part of an attempt to shift focus from his controversial comments on May 24 back to the impasse between public sector teachers and the ministry of education over the leave entitlements negotiated in their heads of agreement with the government.


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