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Database of derelict buildings coming

MARIA BRADSHAW, mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

Added 09 October 2019

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Government is creating a database of its unoccupied and derelict buildings.

This was revealed yesterday by Charles Griffith, Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Lands during yesterday’s debate in the House of Assembly on a resolution to approve the vesting and disposal of Crown lands at The Pine, St Michael.

“The Ministry of Housing and Lands is actively involved in doing an audit of buildings such as Pine Plantation Building, to ensure that we can have a listing of all of those buildings that can be utilised at a later date by entities, because there are lots of buildings on our books that are just lying idle,” he said, adding there were two adjacent to the ministry.

Griffith said there were entities requesting such buildings from Government.

 “If we can update and have an audit of all of our buildings, we would have a listing of all those buildings that we can actually put out there for persons who are interested in rehabilitating these buildings, instead of just having them as eyesores in this country.” (MB)

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