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  • Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller handed over Certificates of Title to over 260 recipients under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) at the Linstead Baptist Church on Friday, January 29.
  • Delivering the keynote address at the Handover Ceremony, the Prime Minister noted that under LAMP, some 4826 land titles have been delivered over the past 4 years.
  • Mrs. Simpson Miller emphasized that having a registered a Certificate of Title provides security of tenure and a sense of achievement.

Advancing her Administration’s mission to create an ownership society in Jamaica, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller handed over Certificates of Title to over 260 recipients under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) at the Linstead Baptist Church on Friday, January 29. Delivering the keynote address at the Handover Ceremony, the Prime Minister noted that under LAMP, some 4826 land titles have been delivered over the past 4 years.

Mrs. Simpson Miller emphasized that having a registered a Certificate of Title provides security of tenure and a sense of achievement. “Having a registered Title creates value and opens up great possibilities for social and economic advancement. It provides economic independence and peace of mind for you and your families,” she told the gathering.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller also announced that the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ)  and  with the Ministry of Water Land and Climate Change have taken steps to make it easier for persons to secure a grant to pay for their application for a title. She noted that changes were made to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing a $90 million grant facility.  “It is now more flexible so that persons can access the financial assistance they need. Access to the DBJ grant is open to all land owners in all LAMP project parishes. We thank DBJ for standing in solidarity with potential land owners,” the Prime Minister said.

The majority of the persons who received their Certificate of Titles at the Handover Ceremony in Linstead made use of the DBJ grant. The recipients included housewives, teachers, factory workers, caterers and retirees.