Squatters promised land for one dollar per square foot

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Antigua Barbuda Labour Party candidate for St. Paul Chet Greene says a manifesto promise to regularise squatters will benefit his constituency.

Greene said even today, there are many residents in St. Paul who have resided on lands for decades and still do not own the plots.

The St. Paul hopeful said the solution to that problem can be found on page 33 of the ABLP manifesto.

“The sale of land to persons who have squatted for 10 years or more… The ABLP government will also sell land to persons who have been squatting on government-owned land on the mainland of Antigua for ten years or more for $1 per square foot,” he said.

Greene told supporters at a campaign event that it is because of his advocacy in the Cabinet that the policy has been included in the manifesto.

He said residents of Ball Beef, Falmouth, English Harbour, Hospital Hill and Moss Pond will be among

“We are saying done with squatting, time for empowerment, time for ownership,” Greene said.

“That allows you to own the land go to the bank and upgrade your home,” he added.

Greene is making a bid to return to Parliament as St. Paul’s MP. He will have to defeat his main opponent Gregory Athill of the United Progressive Party.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. The Spanish squatters down Perry bay will be given title to the waterfront land for nothing after being given multiple notices to vacate the area, while Antiguans have to pay through their noses to get a tuff of grass to live on. Put Antiguans Last again ALP and see where it get you. So the eyesore of a ghetto and health hazard will be there permanently just so the alp can hold on to power. I suggest we pack these politicians on a boat and send them to Santo Domingo and Jamaica so they can live permanently among their constituents because dem no Kay bout indigenous Antiguans.

  2. WHA meck you min do um before the ELECTION? YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOMETIME, BUT YOU CAN’T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, AFTER THE ELECTION YOU START WRITING BAD CHECKS AGAIN? YOUR EGO IS WRITING CHECKS THAT YOUR BODY CAN’T CASH, GO & COME AGAIN LOL!!!

  3. What about The Perry Bay Squatters, they getting land to? The place Stink and look awful. We talk about Cruise Tourism and the first thing they see is that the place looks like a slum. Tink and dirty the waters in the harbour smells like raw sewage. First impressions are the best people what impression do you think we are giving when our place look and smell this way🤔

  4. Stop breeding freeloaders when everyone else has to pay their way. This just as bad as lovell and his transport board announcement. How is a government suppose to run a country and expand infrastructure and social programs when you giving everything away and cutting revenues.
    People want everything either free or cheap but still want the best, IMPRACTICAL.

  5. That is the sad truth about all these politicians red, blue, green, orange and whoever else. It is do insulting when some persons have to work so hard and make so many sacrifices and them some just come a get a ‘free’ ride.
    Both main political parties are guilty of this trend it is so shameful

  6. What has become of Antigua that politicians think they can promise to bribe Antiguans to hold on to power? Of course they have already figured out that some of us are low down fools. Antiguans will never get land for $1 Per sq ft. But then this offer is probably for non Antiguans.

  7. Why does anyone can come into Antigua squatt on our lands and then end up and own it for $1 per square foot? When a lot of anAntiguans have applications in CHAPA for years waiting to own a piece of the rock. Every time most Antiguans go to CHAPA to be told that no lands are available. The government need to put it national people first.

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