Residents of La Guerite North Housing Development were issued with their Certificate of Title (COT) at a simple but significant ceremony held at the National Emergency Management (NEMA) Conference Room on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, thus advancing their desire of officially becoming land owners.
A COT is a legal document issued by the government that indicates proof of ownership of real property or titled personal property.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Elreter Simpson-Browne said that the idea of officially owning a piece of land is a dream come true for many.
“Having the title to the land is one part; the other part is being able to live and raise your children and grandchildren in an atmosphere that is befitting with all amenities required for comfortable living,” said PS Simpson-Browne. “Today, 40 plus residents will receive their COT and the rest of you will be given your approval letters. The Department of Lands and Surveys is working assiduously and has indicated that the rest will be done between Thursday and Friday.”