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Little-White- I never got a dollar from property sale

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Former operator of Outameni Experience, Lennie Little-White, is stressing that he did not receive a cent of the $180 million the National Housing Trust (NHT) paid for the property on which the cultural attraction lies.

Little-White, who insists that the bailout was not politically motivated, says the entire sum was paid over to Capital and Credit Merchant Bank to clear debts he had incurred.

"When my name is lambasted on television, when I drive down the road or go mi gas station, everybody thinks I am in some racket, and I get $180 million. Let the public know, every penny went to the bank," he told The Gleaner on Sunday.

Yesterday Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw refused to be drawn into an argument with the former Outameni boss.

But, according to Shaw, whether or not Little-White received the funds in hand is irrelevant.

He said it was still $180 million of NHT contributors' hard-earned money which paid the bill.