Software to Automate Processing of Titles to be in Place by September


Software to automate the processing of the new Certificates of Title is currently being tested, and should be in place by September 1, 2009.
This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Daryl Vaz, on Wednesday (July 22), during his contribution to the 2009/10 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.
Mr. Vaz also informed that new security paper for the printing of Certificates of Title has been ordered and should be in use by October 1, 2009. The security paper is expected to reduce fraud.
During 2008/09, 207 Certificates of Title were issued to beneficiaries of lots in Land Settlement Schemes in St. Ann, St. Mary, St. James, Westmoreland, Hanover, St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Trelawny.
In the meantime, the Land and Titles Division of the National Land Agency (NLA), continues to reduce the turnaround times for certain transactions such as single transfers and single mortgages.
During the last fiscal year, two additional transactions were added to the NLA’s express desk, bringing to six the total number of transactions, which the agency will process through this desk.
“These two new transactions will be processed within five days down from the previous turnaround time of 20 days. This service has been a huge plus with our customers especially as it is at no additional cost to them,” Mr. Vaz told the House.

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