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.
“Let's deliver a record number of houses in 2020…”
Words of newly appointed Chairman of the Housing Development Corporation, Noel Garcia, at a housing distribution ceremony this morning.
According to Garcia, the HDC plans to deliver approximately 2,000 homes this year.
"I'm happy to be back at the HDC," Garcia said.
Garcia was appointed Chairman of the HDC on Friday 10th January 2020, replacing Newman George. This is his second stint at the Corporation.
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.
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.
Basilon Street resident Akido “Sunday” Williams was denied bail yesterday after appearing before a Port-of-Spain magistrate charged with counselling a gang leader.
Bail was denied because police provided an incomplete criminal record and the magistrate had concerns over two robbery cases from 1998 and 1999, which appeared to be pending. Williams, a father of 10 and an employee of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), was ordered to reappear in court today.