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JTA President-elect Doran Dixon not fazed by critics

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2013 | 2:43 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Incoming president-elect of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Doran Dixon says he does not care about the criticisms being levelled at him and the union following his presidential election win.

The Mico University College lecturer had been engaged in controversy after his infamous 'mongrel dog' comment in reference to the education minister over benefits entitlement.

On Tuesday, the JTA published preliminary results of the June 17-21 elections which show Dixon receiving 61 per cent of votes cast or 9,051 of the 14,716 votes cast.

However, critics have argued that the credibility of the teachers’ union under Dixon's leadership will be undermined.

However, Dixon says he was democratically elected and that the credibility comes from the majority of teachers who elected him.

Dixon beat four other candidates for the position.

He will be officially declared the winner at the JTA's annual conference next month and will assume the office of President Elect 2013-2014.

Dixon will be the JTA president for 2014-2015.


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