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Little-White barred from Outameni property … “when I’m going in they stop me like a thief"

Published:Monday | November 17, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Lennie Little-White - File

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Former operator of Outameni Experience, Lennie Little-White, says the National Housing Trust (NHT) has barred him from entering the Trelawny property following an alleged break-in last year.

The NHT purchased the Trelwny property for $180 million in 2013 but did not buy the contents of the attraction including, the chattels, intellectual property and props.

Little-White told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he cannot access those items and can only enter the property in the company of NHT officials.

He explains that the ban was imposed following the alleged theft of three brand new light-emitting diode (LED) television sets in September last year and allegations that he was involved.

Little-White is denying any involvement. “I went down there; they wouldn’t allow me to come on the compound. You know what they seh? They think is me organise smaddy fi come tief di three brand new TV sets.”

"The [attraction] is very hi-tech in some aspects with video sound and all of that. I could go there and dismantle and walk out with a TV set in front of their security guard?" Little-White questioned.

He explained that since the incident, he has only visited the 10-acre property twice, in the company NHT officials.

“They search mi car. I drive an SUV and when I’m going in they stop me like a thief, for my own tings. Mi mother’s furniture inna the great house, mi granny furniture inna di great house, mi family heirloom dem and a cyan touch it,” lamented Little-White

Last week, it was disclosed that along with the $180 million for the purchase and $111 million required for upgrades, the NHT will have to spend another $20 million to acquire assets such as props and intellectual property.

Little-White says prior to the deal becoming public and the subsequent outrage, he and the NHT were close to signing off on a deal to sell the items.


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