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Squatters hopeful

SHERIA BRATHWAITE,

Added 11 July 2018

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President of the Welch Village/Bath Land community group, Myrico Maurice, showing the land in his St John community. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

They are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping parliamentary representative for St John, Charles Griffith, keeps his promise that more than 100 squatters in Welch Village/Bath Land could buy the land on which they reside.

Last Sunday, during a town hall meeting at Victory Wesleyan Holiness Church in Welch Village, Griffith, who is also Minister in the Ministry of Housing, told residents they would be able to purchase the land at ten cents per square foot, and Government would pay the rest.

He told members of the 40 households in the area that owning the land would not be an overnight process, and urged them to take the first step by completing Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act forms.

He added the forms would be submitted to the ministry, which would kickstart the process. (SB) 

Please read the full story in the Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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