HDC fires six after 15 days

THE Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has fired six people in its procurement department 15 days after they were hired.

Terminated from their six-month contracts were Carrie-Ann Moreau, Afka Jemmott-Bharath, Abiola Cla­rence, Camille Le Gendre, Allan Gour and Lesa Sharma.

They had been employed on contract as procurement and contract assistants in the HDC’s Procurement and Contract Management Division.

Moreau made allegations of sexual harassment against former sport minister Darryl Smith.

She was the former minister’s personal secretary at the time.

She was paid $150,000 in 2017 to settle the matter outside the Industrial Court.