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PM says no to granting UTech lease of Trelawny stadium

Published:Monday | June 10, 2013 | 9:26 AM

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has indicated that the Government will not turn over the Trelawny Multi-purpose stadium to the University of Technology (UTech).

Last October, former finance minister Audley Shaw said, the Jamaica Labour Party administration erred when it refused to enter into a lease arrangement with UTech.

In a cross talk with the Prime Minister in Parliament last week, Shaw said the Government should give the stadium to Utech.

However, Simpson Miller responded saying she loved UTech but would not yield.

Natalie Neita-Headley, the minister without portfolio with responsibility for sports, says the facility has to be developed as a part of the community for the use of the people.

Neita-Headley says the National Council on Sport has been mandated to review all proposals for the stadium and to advise the prime minister accordingly.

The Trelawny stadium was built to host the opening ceremony of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

It has hardly been used since and UTech has been seeking to establish its western campus at the site.


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