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NHT commited to Twickenham Phase 4 Development

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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Dear Editor,

The National Housing Trust (NHT), writes to clear the air on statements made in an article dated Sunday, September 3, 2017 entitled 'NHT controversy looms in Twickenham Park'.

The article says, among other things, that the NHT is in a dispute with the Jose Marti Technical High School over the use of lands adjacent to its St Catherine Branch Office located in Twickenham Park. According to the article, “discussions are now proceeding between the NHT and the Jose Marti Technical to address the issue”.

Contrary to the report, the NHT is not engaged in any dispute over lands adjacent to its St Catherine Branch at Twickenham Park. In fact, prior to the publishing of the article, the NHT was not aware of any concerns by any of the parties mentioned over the use of lands there.

While the article attributes statements to “a source at the NHT” as the provider of the information, the NHT wishes to make it clear that its Corporate Communications and Marketing Department handles all queries from the media and was not consulted in the preparation of this story.

In light of the above, the NHT is requesting that you publish this letter as well as a correction to the inaccuracies in the report where the NHT is concerned.

The NHT would also like to use the opportunity to assure our contributors that plans are still in place to construct the Twickenham Phase 4 Development. The development forms part of the 15,000 housing solutions the Trust will be starting up to 2020. Since 2017, the NHT has commenced the construction of over 3,000 housing solutions in various parishes with plans to start 5,500 solutions by the end of the 2017/2018 financial year, the most starts in 15 years.

Corporate Communications and Marketing Department

National Housing Trust

Kingston 5

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