HDC

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.

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.

Oropune residents appeal to HDC and police for help

Fol­low­ing the sec­ond mur­der in a month in their com­mu­ni­ty, res­i­dents of Orop­une Gar­dens are ap­peal­ing for in­ter­ven­tion from the au­thor­i­ties to deal with an up­surge in gun vi­o­lence and oth­er il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties in the area

The lat­est mur­der oc­curred on Thurs­day at about 9.38 pm when a man was fa­tal­ly shot out­side Build­ing 4A. The vic­tim has been iden­ti­fied as Calvin Carl­ton Strak­er, 27, who had ad­dress­es in Orop­une Gar­dens and Sama­roo Vil­lage, Ari­ma.

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.

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