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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says the Government is committed to creating an “ownership society” in Jamaica, where citizens have legal possession of land.
  • Delivering the keynote address at a National Land Agency (NLA) land titling ceremony on Friday (May 22), at the Holy Trinity Church in Montego Bay, St. James, Mrs. Simpson Miller said land ownership is a goal to which every Jamaican aspires and the Government has been facilitating the process across the country.
  • A total of 70 residents in the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover, St. James and Trelawny , were presented with land titles and certificates of allotment at the ceremony.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says the Government is committed to creating an “ownership society” in Jamaica, where citizens have legal possession of land.

Delivering the keynote address at a National Land Agency (NLA) land titling ceremony on Friday (May 22), at the Holy Trinity Church in Montego Bay, St. James, Mrs. Simpson Miller said land ownership is a goal to which every Jamaican aspires and the Government has been facilitating the process across the country.

“No matter what corner of the world you live in, no matter your economic status, owning land, owning somewhere that you can call your own, to live, to farm, to raise your family, is always a goal that people aspire to achieve. My Government will continue our efforts to ensure that…Jamaicans in every community have legal ownership of land,” she stated.

A total of 70 residents in the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover, St. James and Trelawny , were presented with land titles and certificates of allotment at the ceremony.

The Prime Minister, in congratulating the beneficiaries, noted that “as registered land owners and owners of assets you are now empowered to improve your lives and the lives of your families”.

She said land titling will remain high on the Government’s agenda and encouraged occupiers of land to secure legal titles.

She also urged the recipients of land titles and certificates of allotment to “make a will to ensure that your wishes are honoured, and it also helps to promote peace and order in your families when you have passed on.”