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Govt moving to take over Rock Hall land

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Govt moving to take over Rock Hall land

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Government has officially given notice that it intends to compulsorily acquire the lands at Gemswick/ Rock Hall, St Philip, which are presently being occupied by more than 300 squatters.

In an advertisement published in the DAILY NATION last week, the Ministry of Housing and Lands noted: “Notice is hereby given that it appears to the Minister of Housing and Lands that the parcels of land . . . at Gemswick, St Philip, are likely to be needed for a purpose which in the opinion of the Minister is a public purpose namely, enhancing public safety and national security.”

The notice further mentioned that the 13.12 hectares of land was the property of Balmoral Investments Ltd.

Balmoral Investments is owned by the Bull family said to be resident in Canada. (MB)

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