Nassau, Bahamas: Prime Minister Hon. Dr Hurbert Minnis and Minister of Finance of the Bahamas Presented 24 crown land grants to residents of crossing rocks.
The presentation was part of the Government’s pledge to assure that displaced residents of this community devastated by Hurricane Floyd in 1999 received title deeds to their homes to rebuild.
The promise was made to residents in 2018 following a visit to the community by the Prime Minister, who saw the 120 properties had been destroyed by the storm.
On Friday about 80 the total number of title deeds and grants awarded to Crossing Rocks residents since 2019, said the Prime Minister.
“This figure serves more than 60 per cent of the properties in Crossing Rocks which were destroyed by the 1999 storm,” said Prime Minister Minnis. “For those of you who are patiently expecting to receive papers to your property, I encourage you to endure steadfastly.
“I am advised that extra grants are being prepared and they too will be awarded to residents of Crossing Rocks.”
The Prime Minister stated that the presentation ceremony was a demonstration of the Government fulfilling its commitment to grant government-owned land to Bahamians, including Crown Land and land held by other Government agencies.
Under the Land Grants initiative, so far nearly 140 grants have been finalized to Bahamians, on Inagua, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Eleuthera, Exuma, New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco.