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  • As at April this year, some 20,315 files have been opened to provide new applications for titles under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP).
  • Of that number, a total of 4,590 new titles have been produced and 2,746 existing certificates of title were regularised.
  • Minister Pickersgill said his Ministry is working assiduously to continue the tradition of securing land ownership for Jamaican citizens.

As at April this year, some 20,315 files have been opened to provide new applications for titles under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP).

Of that number, a total of 4,590 new titles have been produced and 2,746 existing certificates of title were regularised.

This was disclosed by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, while making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 3.

Mr. Pickersgill, who spoke under the theme ‘Building Resilience – Ensuring Sustainable Development’, said his Ministry is working assiduously to continue the tradition of securing land ownership for Jamaican citizens.

“The ownership of land remains an effective means of gaining economic and social independence,” he stated.

He noted that as LAMP II, which was formally launched on May 15, moves into its new phase, the Ministry will be working towards achieving several significant goals for the 2014/15 fiscal year.

These include: depositing cadastral maps and pre-checked plans representing 5,400 parcels; obtaining Ministerial waivers under Section 5 Orders for 320 parcels; opening 2,500 new files for new registrations and updating of existing titles; submitting 1,600 applications to National Land Agency to update the property tax roll; and regularising 200 existing titles.

The LAMP, which was launched in 2000, is aimed at reducing the number of unregistered parcels of land, which now stands at 349,302 and regularising existing titles with current information.
Since inception, in excess of 25,000 files have been opened, of which approximately 4,000 titles have been issued to new home owners.