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Housing estates to go along with Falmouth pier

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FALMOUTH, TRELAWNY:The Ministry of Water and Housing was given approval by Cabinet recently for the acquisition of lands to develop housing estates in Trelawny and St James.

Minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz, made the announcement at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday.

The acquisitions are intended to pre-empt a hike in housing demand in the area associated with the development of the port in Falmouth.

The lands are Lots One and Two, part of Greenwich Park, Hague and Clifton in Trelawny, for $20.5 million; and also 11.94 hectares in Salt Spring, St James, for $7.37 million.

- JIS

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Crescent All-Age soon to own land

ANGELS PEN, ST CATHERINE: Students and teachers from the Crescent All-Age School in St Catherine have something to smile about.

In a post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday, Minister of Information Daryl Vaz disclosed that the school would have security of tenure.

That security comes from the acquisition of lands at Angels Pen, St Catherine, to secure the occupancy of the Crescent All-Age School, and others. The property of more than 13 acres is occupied by the school and several families.

The acquisition will allow the ministry to upgrade the infrastructure and apply for subdivision approval from the St. Catherine Parish Council, after which the occupants will be legalised.

- JIS