This Act concerns adjudication procedures and registration of rights and interests in land in areas as defined by Order of the Governor. The Adjudication Officer shall be in charge of the adjudication. The Adjudication Area shall be divided by this public officer in into two or more adjudication sections. Except with the consent in writing of the Adjudication Officer, no action concerning land or rights to land in an adjudication section shall be begun in any civil court until proceedings under this Act have been completed.
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English and Irish colonists from St. Kitts first settled on Montserrat in 1632; the first African slaves arrived three decades later. The British and French fought for possession of the island for most of the 18th century, but it finally was confirmed as a British possession in 1783. The island's sugar plantation economy was converted to small farm landholdings in the mid-19th century. Much of this island was devastated and two-thirds of the population fled abroad because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano that began on 18 July 1995.