Squatting is Bad for Investment – PM Golding at MoBay Town Hall Meeting


Prime Minster the Hon. Bruce Golding has repeated his warning that people should not capture land, breach planning guidelines and believe that Government will support them.
His remarks were made at the Town Hall Meeting held recently in Montego Bay, when he was responding to a plea from craft vendors in Lilliput, St. James, who had asked for help to develop captured land located beside the Iberostar Hotel.
“The Government has a duty to work with you (craft vendors) to find some land where craft operators can be located…We cannot defend and support the breaking of the law as it would send a bad signal to investors,” Mr. Golding said.
The Prime Minister said it was important to identify land for the relocation of persons who were on land without permission, and to find a way to give them legal tenure. However, the Government had to encourage the rule of law, he said.

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