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Term ends today for Easton Douglas-chaired NHT board

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 1:12 PM
Douglas... chairs the NHT board

The life of the Easton Douglas-chaired board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) expires today.

The board was rocked by controversy over its handling of the purchase of the nine-acre Outameni property in Trelawny for $180 million with plans to spend another $120 million.

Amid the controversy, there was multiple resignations from the board.

READ: NHT Board members resign

There was also public concern that the board was neglecting its main duty of providing housing to contributors.

In a November 24 statement announcing the replacements to the Board, the Office of the Prime Minister said the team would serve out its three-year life tenure  April 2, 2015.

The Office of the Contractor General and the Auditor General have been probing the Outameni deal but there has been no update.