Zaila McCalla Appointed ECJ Commissioner

(r-l) The Honourable Earl Jarrett, Acting Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) welcomes
newly appointed ECJ Selected Commissioner the Honourable Zaila McCalla who received her
Instrument of Appointment at a meeting of the Commission on Monday, February 24.
They are joined by fellow Selected Commissioners Professor Alvin Wint and the Honourable Justice Karl Harrison.


KINGSTON, Jamaica – Governor-General His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen has appointed the Honourable Zaila McCalla to serve as Selected Commissioner on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), effective January 1, 2020.


Mrs. McCalla succeeds former Selected Commissioner and Chairman the Honourable Dorothy Pine-McLarty, who retired from the Commission effective December 31, 2019. The other selected members are Professor Alvin Wint, the Honourable Justice Karl Harrison and the Honourable Earl Jarrett.


Mrs. McCalla, a former Chief Justice, expressed delight at the opportunity to serve as a Commissioner. “…I will endeavour to give of my best and I am thankful for the confidence that has been reposed in me or in my ability to make a contribution in this area of national governance,” she said.


The Electoral Commission comprises nine members. There are: four Selected (independent) Commissioners, four Nominated Commissioners (two nominated on the advice of the Prime Minister and two on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition) and the Director of Elections.


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