Minister with responsibility for Agriculture, JC Hutchinson, says the mother of his child, Lola Marshall Williams, has resigned as a director of Holland Producers Limited, the company at the epicenter of an unfolding controversy.
Ms Williams’ alleged resignation follows a call by the PNP for the Integrity Commission to probe the leasing of Sugar lands in St. Elizabeth for possible acts of corruption, nepotism and cronyism.
In a statement this afternoon, Minister Hutchinson says Ms Williams, who is also mother of one of his children, resigned as she feels that the project is too important to be embroiled in any controversy.
According to the minister, Mrs Williams was selected as director by the community and farmers in her own right and not through any association with him.
He says there’s absolutely no potential benefit that has been derived or conflict of interest that has been facilitated through any association with him.
Meanwhile, checks with the Companies Office of Jamaica confirmed that the names of the directors of Holland Producers Limited are Kenneth Daley, Lola Marshall Williams and Mark Lee.
Both Daley and Marshall Williams are also listed as shareholders.
Checks by Nationwide News have revealed that the company was registered in May last year and that no resignation letter has been received by the Companies Office of Jamaica.
Its understood that Ms Marshall Williams cannot resign as a shareholder of the company but would have to sell her shares in the entity back to Holland Producers Limited.
Meanwhile, Mr Hutchinson has denied benefiting directly or indirectly from the lands at Holland in St. Elizabeth.
The Minister is also stating categorically that he has no interest in the private company, Holland Producers Limited.