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HAJ targets 16 communities for titling exercise

March 7, 2018
  Managing Director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), Gary Howell.  KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is targeting 16 communities across the island under its land-titling programme, aimed at providing citizens with formal documentation for the property that they occupy. The communities to benefit from the...
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Scotiabank Denies It Acted In Bad Faith, In Response To Being Sued By Portland Couple

February 28, 2018
  Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Diana Passley Logan explains her sorrow, after she and her husband spent their life's savings and a National Housing Trust loan to purchase a dream house, that is no more than a fantastic nightmare scenario. Scotiabank Jamaica has denied allegations it acted in bad faith when it sold a Portland couple a house in the...
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Editors' Forum | POCA Is Watered Down – Montague

February 28, 2018
  Minister of National Security Robert Montague National Security Minister Robert Montague believes the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is not as firm as it should be, assuring that there will be a legislative push for Jamaicans to account for their wealth. "They (legislators) watered down the Proceeds of Crime Act, from where it started. That is my term,...
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Portland Couple Sue Scotiabank For Fraud And Negligence

February 27, 2018
  Wilburn Cruickshank points to the two-story house (in the background), which is supposed to be a part of the land agreement. The dream of owning a house is a precious aspiration for many Jamaicans, but it is a dream for one Portland couple that has turned nightmarish, as the supposed house they thought they had bought is still occupied, leaving...
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Real estate enters 'quasi sellers market' - Inventory and sales on the rise

February 18, 2018
  Howard Johnson Jr, president of the Realtors Association of Jamaica. Howard Johnson Jr, president of the REALTORS® Association of Jamaica (RAJ) says that Jamaica is now experiencing a "quasi sellers market", with one indicator being the swift sale of units. Inventory is on the uptick, Johnson said, but so are sales. "Developers are building...
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