by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Minister of Sustainable Development et al. Hon. Dr Joyelle Clarke delivered a statement during the Prime Minister’s Press conference on July 13 advising the public that land payments are to resume for those who procured land through the government.
“The Ministry of Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the resumption of payments for persons in the following years – All persons allocated land up to December 2020 can resume payments at the Treasury… All persons who were allocated land in 2021 are kindly advanced to submit their survey documents and to confirm their payment status with the Ministry of Sustainable Development before proceeding to the Treasury.”
Land payments resumed on July 13 based on those instructions by the Sustainable Development Minister.
Also in her statement, the Senator asked for patience concerning the issues of one lot of land being allocated to multiple people, one person being allocated multiple lots and people being allocated lots that do not exist, a major issue the land registry and citizens who are trying to procure land through the government has been facing.
“For persons who were allocated lands in 2022, the Ministry is currently asking for a bit more patience as we finalise the major challenges associated with land distribution during that year, including double and triple allocations and allocations to lots which do not exist. The Ministry looks forward to the resumption of land allocation in August 2023, whereby an announcement on the improvements and changes of that process will be made by the honourable Prime Minister.”
The Sustainable Development Ministry, since the change in administration, has embarked on a process to document, access and restructure the process of land allocation and land use in St. Kitts.