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  • Seventy residents of Seaview Gardens Phase Two in St. Andrew have received titles to units they occupy in the housing development.
  • Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, handed over the documents.
  • Residents, who have not yet signed the necessary documents to receive their titles, have been invited to visit the Ministry and complete the paperwork.

Seventy residents of Seaview Gardens Phase Two in St. Andrew have received titles to units they occupy in the housing development.

Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, handed over the documents at a ceremony held on Wednesday, February 26, at the Christ The Redeemer Human Resource Centre in the community.

He noted that a lengthy legal process to settle ownership of the land, had delayed the handover of the titles, but noted that the matter had been resolved.

He invited residents, who have not yet signed the necessary documents to receive their titles, to visit the Ministry and complete the paperwork.

“We have over 200 titles ready to be given out. We have 450 sitting in the vaults. The problems have been resolved, we can issue to those who wish to have them,” the Minister said.

He encouraged the new title holders to use the instruments responsibly, noting that it can improve their future.

For his part, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, who is also Member of Parliament for Western St. Andrew, said he was happy that the “outstanding matters” were resolved to facilitate the handover of the titles.

“I am satisfied and hopeful that those remaining titles will not be as long in coming as these 70 titles,” Mr. Hylton said.

The Seaview Gardens housing development was established under the Sites and Services Programme of the 1970s, in response to the need for urban renewal and the provision of decent shelter solutions for low income families. Hundreds of residents in the community have already received their titles under Phase one of the project.

In addition to the housing units, the development includes sewage treatment facilities, recreational areas, as well as schools and churches.