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Hope for Bozine Residents

After waiting more than a decade, Bozine Town residents, Garden Hills Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Kendal Major said a resolution is in sight in the case of the longstanding land dispute with the Harold Road Land Development Company (LANDCO).

Thousands of residents in that community received an order from LANDCO to vacate the properties on which they lived back in 2014.

Residents were instructed to leave within a two-week period, pay the company for land or face legal action.

Since then, successive governments have made attempts to intervene and bring some resolution to the matter.

Late last year, residents voiced their disgust with both the former administration and the current charging that they were tired of being told that the issue simply boils down to a mere swopping of land.

According to Dr. Major, the affected residents have won their case in the Court of Appeal, but since then an appeal has been submitted to the London based Privy Council.

Dr. Major’s sentiments came as he addressed residents during an Urban Renewal Upliftment service last week.

Nonetheless Dr. Major believes the tide may soon change.

“If it doesn’t go to the Privy Council, I stand here today, to tell you that I will be the first one to come and report to you within one to three months, if it doesn’t go to the Privy Council, that your ordeal will be over. The land would be transferred rightly to the people of Bozine Town,” Dr. Major assured.

“So stay close, stay close. Some good things are on the way,” he said.

Over the years, the issue of land titles has been a recurring one for successive governments, and Prime Minister Perry Christie has said that the government wanted to ensure that the confusion surrounding this issue is lifted.





Written by Jones Bahamas

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