No title deeds halt Pool project

Some of the unfinished houses at Pool, St John. (FILE)

Developers of the Home Ownership Providing Energy (HOPE) programme at Pool, St John, may have put the cart before the horse.

Construction started on low-income houses on lands which formerly fell under CLICO Farms, but the title deeds have not been transferred, leading to a halt in the project.

This was revealed in a statement yesterday from chairman of HOPE Inc. Colin Scaife.

“It is, however, a fact that the formal passage of legal title of the Pool lands to the Government of Barbados – a process arising out of the CLICO collapse – is still unexpectedly incomplete years after the transfer was initiated,” he stated.

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