Jamaica is a Caribbean island with a population of approximately 2.6 million people that mostly live in rural areas and largely depend on the county’s natural resources. Jamaica’s population is 47% rural, with the majority of poor people living in rural areas.
Date: 2 March 2017
Source: Jamaica Observer
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says informal settlements or squatting cannot be used as a means for securing land tenure in Jamaica.
He added that it is the orderly settlement of land which is led by the Government that will ensure Jamaicans own land.
Date: October 24th 2016
Source: Jaimaica Observer
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesperson on land, Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, says the contentious informal settlement at 85 Red Hills Road in St Andrew is another reason to place the issue of land tenure, ownership and rectification on the agenda for discussion once again.
By: Denise Dennis
Date: August 24th 2016
Source: Jamaican Information Service
The Government is finalising a draft Bill to amend legislation governing land registration and ownership.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said amendments will be made to the Registration of Titles, Cadastral Mapping and Tenure Clarification (Special Provisions) Act, to reflect a more culturally relevant legislation.