Release Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Media Release


June 28, 2016


Three candidates contested the 2016 JTA President Elect Elections held June 20-24, 2016. They were:

  •        Georgia Waugh Richards, Principal of Harmon’s Primary in Manchester.
  •        Collington Powell, Principal, Friendship Primary in St. Catherine
  •        Owen Speid, Principal Russeau Primary in St. Andrew

A total of 13,144 votes were cast in the elections, with candidates receiving votes as follows:

  •          Georgia Waugh Richards 6089 votes
  •          Collington Powell 3,254 votes
  •          Owen Speid 3,250 votes
  •          Rejected ballots amounted to 551

Georgia Waugh Richards having secured the highest number of votes in the preliminary count is hereby declared President Elect Designate.

The winner will be officially proclaimed at the official opening of the JTA’s Annual Conference scheduled for the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Montego Bay, August 22-24, 2016.   

  •          For further information you may contact :

Leaon Nash


Public Relations Officer

jtapr@[email protected]



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