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Jamaica is a Caribbean island with a population of approximately 2.6 million people that mostly live in rural areas and largely depend on the county’s natural resources. Jamaica’s population is 47% rural, with the majority of poor people living in rural areas.

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Squatting cannot be used to secure land tenure, says PM

2 March 2017

Date: 2 March 2017 Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says informal settlements or squatting cannot be used as a means for securing land tenure in Jamaica. He added that it is the orderly settlement of land which is led by the Government that will ensure Jamaicans…

Jamaica: Draft Bill Being Finalised for Land Registration and Ownership

By: Denise Dennis  Date: August 24th 2016 Source: Jamaican Information Service The Government is finalising a draft Bill to amend legislation governing land registration and ownership. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said amendments will be made to the Registration of Titles…

Revisit Jamaica’s ‘antiquated’ land ownership laws, Opposition urges

Date: October 24th 2016 Source: Jaimaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesperson on land, Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, says the contentious informal settlement at 85 Red Hills Road in St Andrew is another reason to place the issue of land tenure, ownership and rectification on the…

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Tech and Transparency: democratising data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies

Webinar: Tech and Transparency - democratizing data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies

A lack of transparency in the land and property sector  prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights…