Portmore municipality extends building amnesty
The Portmore Municipal Council has announced a four-month extension to the amnesty for persons who have built structures in the municipality without the relevant permit to be regularised without penalty.
The amnesty was first established in December 2015 and was set to end in March of this year.
It was later extended for a four month period which ended in July.
The council has since announced a second extension period which will end on October 19.
Acting Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas says this is the final amnesty for those in breach of the Parish Council Building Act.
Thomas says those who fail to use the amnesty will be to summoned to court.
He says more than 500 residents have sought approval for a building plan since the initial introduction of the amnesty.