HDC

Griffith: Illegal occupants will be removed from HDC units

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith has giv­en the as­sur­ance that his of­fi­cers will con­tin­ue to as­sist in the evic­tion of il­le­gal oc­cu­pants from Gov­ern­ment hous­ing units through­out the coun­try.

Grif­fith gave this com­mit­ment dur­ing a meet­ing with Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Brent Lyons.

The meet­ing, held at the Po­lice Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, was called to dis­cuss HDC’s safe­ty and se­cu­ri­ty is­sues.

HDC to begin repairs in Oropune Gardens next week

Repair works will soon begin on homes in Oropune Gardens following floods in October.

The homes are being refurbished by the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

Plans have been approved for work to begin next week.

Six HDC procurement officers sent home

The Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) fired six pro­cure­ment and con­tract as­sis­tants in or­der to “out­source” their jobs to a sin­gle yet un­named con­sul­tant.

Among those dis­missed is Car­rie-Ann More­au, the woman at the cen­tre of the sex­u­al mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions made against for­mer sport min­is­ter Dar­ryl Smith.

The oth­er of­fi­cers are Camille Le Gen­dre, Al­lan Gour, Lisa Shar­ma, Abi­o­la Clarence and Af­ta Jem­mot-Bharath, ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments ob­tained by Guardian Me­dia.

Fraudsters now using fake Facebook profiles of HDC executives

The Housing Development Company says that a number of fake social media profiles of executives and senior members of staff of the HDC have been recently created.

According to the HDC, these profiles use bonafide images of the executives and staff members and engage individuals, through online platforms, in an effort to defraud them of their hard-earned money.

The HDC says it is aware of the fraudsters’ efforts and has transferred all information to its security department for transmission to the Fraud Squad of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Sewer leaks distress Embaccadere residents

A gush of sewer waste has been spraying from the ceilings of Housing Development Corporation apartments at Building Three, Lady Hailes Avenue in San Fernando over the past month, causing distress to scores of tenants.

Frustrated residents say the waste has made many of them ill and a few elderly people have moved out of their homes. 

During a tour of the apartments yesterday, the Guardian got a firsthand glimpse of the suffering of the residents.

HDC's Health and Safety officers to assess Maloney building

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) says its Health and Safety Officers will conduct an assessment of the building where an 11-year-old child fell in Maloney today.

The HDC issued a statement today saying it is in receipt of information related to the child at its Maloney Gardens housing community.

It says that according to the reports it received, the girl climbed on to the railing of her fourth floor, Building 15 apartment and fell four levels.

The incident occurred early Monday afternoon. 

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