Thursday, April 18, 2024

Deeds to be returned


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By Thursday, hundreds of families “unfaired” by the Urban Development Commission (UDC), will have their properties returned.

This was the promise made by Prime Minister Mia Mottley during her address yesterday at the National Day Of Significance in Golden Square, The City, where the 1937 riots escalated after National Hero Clement Payne was detained by police.

“Once the period of time has passed, the lien [which] the UDC has on people’s property must be extinguished and the property must revert fully and completely to the owner of that house that they went to help. The details of the programme will be released in the next few days and you will see how many letters will go out. I am told that it is more than 100; there are over 500 houses that are potentially at risk.

“I can think of no better day to make this announcement, but equally I can think of no better day than to transfer the date of ownership of these properties back to the owners than August 1. As at August 1, symbolically and literally, those properties that the UDC has wrongfully claimed will be returned to the families across St Michael who has been unfaired,” she said to thunderous applause in the square. (RA)

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