NCF head goesDonna Hunte-Cox as she left the NCF yesterday evening. (Maurice Giles)
Tue, May 01, 2012 - 12:09 AM
AT APPROXIMATELY 5:50 P.M. yesterday, Dr Donna Hunte-Cox walked out the doors of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) as its former chief executive officer, after she was informed her three-year contract had not been renewed.
The DAILY NATION understands that around 4:10 p.m. the agency’s chairman, Monique Taitt, accompanied by board member Dr Deryck Murray, delivered a letter from the board informing Hunte-Cox of the decision. It is understood an accompanying letter from Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley said he had accepted the board’s decision.
Hunte-Cox’s departure ends several weeks of speculation on whether the contract she took up on May 1, 2009, would have been extended. She was the second female to hold the position.
Hunte-Cox’s reportedly volatile relationship with the chairman has been well documented in THE NATION publications almost from the time Taitt assumed the post last January, after the newly-appointed Lashley accepted the resignations of former chairman Ken Knight and the other members of the board.
Read the full story in today's DAILY NATION.
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