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Trinidadians promised TT $100 houses under People’s Partnership government

kamlaPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--People who have been living in Housing Development Corporation (HDC) units for over thirty years are being promised they will get the chance to buy those houses for just TT $100 (US $15.89) if the People's Partnership (PP) wins the next general election.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar made the promise at the Monday Night Forum of the United National Congress (UNC) – one of the four political parties in the PP coalition – in Diego Martin.

"We will work through the Ministry of Housing and the HDC that every person in a HDC house for over 30 years, should you want it, we will give it to you for $100," she told the crowd gathered at the Diego Martin North Secondary School Monday night.

The Prime Minister added that if the PP got a second term in office, it would also regularise about 30,000 squatters.

However, she stressed, only those captured in a satellite photograph would benefit.

"I am not talking about all those squatters who go running tomorrow to squat ... You must have been there when that photograph was taken," Persad-Bissessar insisted.

The prime minister also assured there would be no job or salary cuts under a PP administration. ~ Caribbean360 ~

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