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Frank and positive - Partnership for Jamaica on NHT grouse meeting

Published:Tuesday | December 16, 2014 | 6:20 PM

Members of the Partnership for Jamaica have emerged from that meeting indicating that the talks were frank and positive.



President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Christopher Zacca, has described the meeting as a good one.



However, he would give no further comment, saying a press conference is scheduled for tomorrow at Jamaica House.



Today's meeting comes against the background of a public upheaval in relation to the purchase by the National Housing Trust (NHT) of the Outameni attraction in Trelawny for $180 million.



Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has dismissed calls to sack the NHT board and has accepted the explanation that the purchase was legal and within the NHT's mandate.



Her handling of the situation caused several groups to express doubt that the partnership could continue.



Already, two groups have suspended their participation in the partnership.



In 2013, Simpson Miller signed the partnership agreement, committing to social dialogue around issues critical to the development of the nation.



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