PM to re­duce bu­reau­cracy in land own­er­ship process for Ja­maicans

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness has said the Gov­ern­ment in­tends to sim­plify the sub­di­vi­sion ap­pli­ca­tion process in or­der to make land own­er­ship eas­ier for Ja­maicans.

Sub­di­vi­sion is the process of di­vid­ing a par­cel of land into a num­ber of lots and ob­tain­ing in­di­vid­ual ti­tles (splin­ter ti­tles) for each lot.

A sub­di­vi­sion can be use­ful for res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial, agri­cul­tural or in­dus­trial pur­poses.

Con­cerns have been raised that the process for ap­proval is often cum­ber­some and chal­leng­ing, in­volv­ing as­sess­ment and review of ap­pli­ca­tion by var­i­ous agen­cies, and needs to be sim­pli­fied.

The prime min­is­ter said in or­der to make the process more ex­pe­di­tious, con­sul­ta­tions and part­ner­ships will be re­quired with var­i­ous stake­hold­ers.


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