squatters

Sinanan: No compensation for squatters

Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan yes­ter­day warned squat­ters of Pine Set­tle­ment, San­gre Grande, that they had no claim to seek com­pen­sa­tion when Gov­ern­ment ac­quires State land for the $400 mil­lion Cu­mu­to to Man­zanil­la High­way project.

Sinanan made the com­ment in re­sponse to Mon­day’s T&T Guardian front page ar­ti­cle head­lined Land Bobol, which high­light­ed a rush of new squat­ters at Pine Set­tle­ment, who were erect­ing con­crete struc­tures in the di­rect path­way of the pro­posed Cu­mu­to/Man­zanil­la High­way project.

80 eligible squatters get Certificates of Comfort

Eighty eligible squatters received Certificates of Comfort (CoCs), at a recently held distribution ceremony hosted by the Land Settlement Agency (LSA), an agency of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

The ceremony was held at the Diego Martin Central Community Centre, Wendy Fitzwilliam Boulevard, Diego Martin.

A Certificate of Comfort issued by the Land Settlement Agency, is the first stage in the regularization of tenure process.

Forest squatters warned

Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis is condemning the illegal encroachment of forest spaces.

In a press release issued, Robinson-Regis expressed concern over recent media reports on the threat to tree-cover and water-ways in east Trinidad as a result of squatting and illegal quarrying. She said she would not condone the reckless action of a few to the detriment of many.