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Dixon awaits JTA deliberation on his candidacy

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2013 | 3:10 PM

Former Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) president Doran Dixon, says he is awaiting deliberation by the association on his candidacy for the upcoming elections.

Tension has been high between Dixon and the JTA after the past president was axed from the list of candidates.

The JTA said he was withdrawn from the election over his refusal to apologise for controversial comments.

However, Dixon maintains that he has not done anything wrong and accused the JTA of acting outside of its Constitution.

Dixon says at an emergency meeting yesterday he reiterated its position that he is prepared to head to the courts to challenge the decision to axe him from the election.

He says he is sticking to his 48-hour timeline for a favourable response.

The JTA indicated on Sunday that its Presidents of the Association had met and decided that Dixon be removed from the election.

He was set to go up against four other candidates in the June 17-21 elections to select the JTA president for the 2014-2015 period.

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