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'I never pocketed a cent', says Outameni operator after $180 million sale

Published:Monday | November 17, 2014 | 5:26 PM

Karlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Former operator of the Outameni Experience, Lennie Little-White, says he did not receive a cent of the $180 million that the National Housing Trust (NHT) paid for the property.

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.

Little-White has also blasted the Opposition for criticizing the Government’s decision to write off an additional $80 million liability to Outameni.

He has accused the JLP of classism, questioning why ‘black people’ shouldn't get Government help.

Speaking earlier, 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.

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