A security guard with Competitive Security Service has told Antigua News Room (ANR) that her six children and herself are now homeless because they’ve been unable to meet rent obligations.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity for security reasons and to avoid further embarrassment, the mother of six said her landlord evicted her over consistent late payments.
She is now residing in an abandoned, dilapidated shack with no utilities.
The security guard is among several affected by cash flow problems being experienced by her employer.
She said after two months of waiting, they received only a month’s pay.
“I do not have any money to buy my children any food or to even get them ready for school in September,” she cried.
“Last night the children went to sleep hungry,” she added.
The security guard told ANR that she has amassed huge debt and have been evading creditors.
She said her efforts to seek employment elsewhere have not been successful
“I am in a depressive state of mind. I feel to kill myself the majority of the times, I am not happy seeing my children suffer like this.”
She has appealed to anyone who can offer her a job or groceries to email [email protected]
Her employer has had financial problems for years.
A source there told ANR that the company’s cash constraint is related to EC $ 4 million owed to it by the government.
The government has been trying to pay down on the debt but the amount it gives on a monthly basis ($40,000) is said to be nowhere close to meet the company’s financial obligations.
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