Land Adjudication Act (Act No. 16 of 1975). | Land Portal

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This Act sets out the procedures, principles and criteria for the adjudication of land in an area declared to be an adjudication area by Order of the Minister made under this Act. The Act also declares all waste and unoccupied land to be Crown land.The Minister shall appoint an Adjudication Officer who shall be in charge of the adjudication of land in the area. Every person claiming an interest in land in the adjudication area shall observe the procedures and criteria as laid down in this Act. Adjudication shall take place on the basis of an Adjudication Record prepared by a Recording Officer. Appeal against decisions of an Adjudication Officer may be had with the High Court.

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The tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the heart of the Caribbean about a thousand miles to the east of Jamaica and half that distance from Trinidad on the coast of South America. We are at 17- N latitude, about the same as the Cape Verde Islands and Bombay and 61- W longitude.

The island of Antigua was born out of the sea by a volcano about 30 million years ago. A young island in geologic time. On the northern flank of this volcano, reefs were formed, hence the greater part of Antigua is low lying and is composed of limestone rock.

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