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Positive response to new housing initiative

On November 20, the application venue for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Aided Self-Help Housing Programme formally opened. Over three hundred people flocked to the Couva Village Plaza, Lisas Gardens, Couva to submit applications for this new housing solution. Of those who attended, two hundred and fifty (250) completed applications were submitted; with

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Housing Minister: These lands are not earmarked for former Caroni workers

The lands which were developed for the recently-launched Government’s Aided Self Help-Housing Programme are not the lots which have been and are currently being developed for the former Caroni (1975) Limited workers as laid out in the Caroni (1975) Limited and Orange Grove National Company Limited (Divestment) Act 25 of 2005.   The Government’s Aided

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Housing Distribution Ceremony (November 11, 2017)

What a joyous day for several families as they received the keys to their new homes today (November 11, 2017) at the Housing Development Corporation - HDC’s Housing Distribution Ceremony. The Distribution Ceremony took place at the Auditorium of the Couva Village Plaza, Lisas Gardens, Couva. These families received keys to homes in the following Read more

Correction to stories (Press Release Issued by the Land Settlement Agency)

Reference is made to the Spotlight column on Sunday November 05 titled “Housing policy under review”, the story on November 06 titled “Bangladesh to move” written by Andy Johnson and today’s Editorial titled “Do right by Bangladesh residents, Mr. Minister”, which appeared in your newspaper. We wish to state that the Government nor the Land

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Housing Minister clarifies issues raised in Express story re: Victoria Keyes

STATEMENT Reference is made to the cover story of today’s Express titled “Secret Keys – Govt ministers, senator get posh rent-to-own Victoria Keyes apartments” and the related story on page 4 titled “Shamfa, Ayanna get apartments”, which both contain inaccuracies. Background In September 2016, Cabinet approved the distribution of the 264 units at Victoria Keyes.

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300 Squatters to receive Certificates of Comfort by end of the year

On Wednesday November 01, eighteen individuals who have been occupying state land prior to October 1998, received Certificates of Comfort from Housing and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitchell. Five of the individuals in this group of recipients, are at an advanced stage in the squatter regularisation process and are eligible to receive statutory leases. It

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Presentation of Certificates of Comfort

On November 1, 2017, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, presented Certificates of Comfort to eighteen individuals at the Land Settlement Agency's Tacarigua office. By the end of the December 2017, an additional three hundred persons will receive Certificates of Comfort. The Certificate of Comfort is the first stage in the squatter regularisation Read more