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Dr Damian Graham resigns as general manager of UDC

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 3:28 PM
Dr Damian Graham

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has announced the sudden resignation of its general manager.

In a statement to the media a short while ago, the UDC said Dr Damian Graham resigned his position as the general manager of the state agency to "pursue other career opportunities".

"The Board of Directors of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) wishes to announce the resignation of Dr Damian Graham from the position of general manager of the Corporation," the statement read.

Graham has been contracted to the UDC since January 3, 2017.

His resignation comes a week after reports surfaced that the UDC was facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit from a former employee for wrongful dismissal.

Farrah Blake, a manager at the UDC subsidiary St Ann Development Company (SADCo), has asked the court to order the UDC to pay her damages for conspiracy to induce breach of contract or conspiracy to cause loss by unlawful means.

Blake is also seeking damages for conspiracy to injure, damages for breach of contract, damages for breach of the implied term of trust and confidence, and interest.

Graham, as the general manager of the UDC, is named as the first defendant; Tanesha Samuels, the UDC's deputy general manager, is the second defendant, with the company named as the third defendant.

The imbroglio involving Blake and the leadership of the UDC has reportedly been simmering for months and came to a head last week when she was emailed a letter indicating that her services would have been terminated on September 10, with one month's salary in lieu of notice.

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