Plastic City residents call for settlement of land issue

first_imgFor residents within the Vreed-en-Hoop/Plastic City community in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), the hope of being able to own their land and home is dream shared by many. While some residents are squatting in the community, others legally own their land.Vreed-en-Hoop/Plastic City resident Adrian (only name given)However, according to a report by the Department of Public Information, it was been highlighted during a community meeting by a resident, Adrian (only name given), that himself and other residents are being bullied to leave the area.According to Adrian, this stems from the claims of one individual, who said he holds a land transport which will not only mean the removal of many residents, but also that of the Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary School and other businesses.“How is [it] possible that you have a school in this location, and someone has [land] transport harassing businessmen in the community and residents and constantly pushing to take over this entire area?” Adrian questioned during a meeting held on Thursday.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Jaipaul Sharma, who was present, said that this matter will need to be reviewed by the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams, for legal advice on the way forward.The Minister stressed that persons will need to abide by the final ruling, but if the document is not authentic, it will be challenged in court.In the meantime, residents who are currently squatting requested for assistance to obtain their land titles.last_img

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