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UNC loses election petitions appeal

The United National Congress (UNC) has lost its novel challenge over the dismissal of its election petitions for five marginal seats in the 2015 General Elections.

Delivering a 43-page judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, this morning, Appellate Judges Justice Gregory Smith, Justice Mark Mohammed, and Justice Peter Rajkumar dismissed the appeal, in which the Opposition party was seeking to overturn the decision of another three-member appeal panel. That panel had upheld the decision of High Court Judge Mira Dean-Armourer to dismiss the petitions in October 2016.

‘Bikini’ fete blocked by HDC

The Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) has moved to shut down a biki­ni par­ty ad­ver­tised to be held on an HDC com­pound in Arou­ca on Sun­day.

Par­ty of­fi­cials of this week­end’s “Hu­la Cool­er Biki­ni Splash” are now forced to have the par­ty moved to an­oth­er venue as a cease no­tice has been served on the ones be­lieved to be be­hind the La Vie venue.

HDC moves in on unauthorised event at HDC-owned land

The T&T Police Service has been notified of a highly advertised “Hula Cooler, Bikini Splash” event carded to take place this Sunday on a parcel of land owned by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

Efforts are now being made to pull the plug on this event and it is expected that officials from the HDC's security department will be serving a cease notice to its party promoter.

Guardian Media understands that the unauthorised event, is being planned on illegal structures at HDC's reserve land, near Bon Air Gardens in Arouca. 

Protective Services personnel still awaiting priority housing

Approximately 400 officers from the protective services of T&T who are in need of priority housing are still awaiting allocation.

This was revealed during a media conference called on Thursday by the President of the Fire Services Association of T&T, Leo Ramkissoon along with the President of the Prisons Officers Association, Ceron Richards.

In 2008, the Housing Ministry through a cabinet note, states that members of the protective services will be allocated ten per cent of the housing stock.

HDC: Evicted Oropune tenant breached rules

There are a num­ber of breach­es at the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion's Orop­une Gar­dens de­vel­op­ment in Pi­ar­co, hence the evic­tion of a ten­ant who was op­er­at­ing a hard­ware and com­mer­cial shop there ear­ly Wednes­day.

In a re­lease, HDC Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Brent Lyons said it was dur­ing a vis­it there with ex­ec­u­tives on Sat­ur­day that they saw and con­firmed the ex­is­tence of re­port­ed home­own­er in­frac­tions and breach­es and de­cid­ed to act on them im­me­di­ate­ly.

HDC takes action on illegally built structures at Oropune Gardens

The Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion has is­sued a state­ment on the ac­tion it took this morn­ing at Orop­une Gar­dens fol­low­ing com­plaints from res­i­dents about ris­ing crime in the area and oth­er il­lic­it ac­tiv­i­ties.

Be­low is the state­ment from the HDC:

Residents tell police, HDC: Get rid of Oropune criminals

On the heels of the sec­ond mur­der with­in the last month at Orop­une Gar­dens, res­i­dents of the area are up in arms over the in­crease in gun vi­o­lence in the area and oth­er il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties.

They are call­ing for an im­me­di­ate in­ter­ven­tion by of­fi­cials at the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion and the po­lice.

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