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Tue Mar 18, 2013

Persons interested in contributing to a proposed National Land Policy have an opportunity through a series of focus-group working sessions, being organised by the contracted consultants.{{more}}

Philmore Isaacs and Associates have been contracted by the OECS Secretariat to assist Government in the Land Policy development exercise.

“In furtherance of this consultancy, a number of focus-group working sessions will be convened with individuals and representatives of various state and non-state institutions, aimed at soliciting their input into this very valuable document,” the consultants announced.

Issues to be discussed at these focus group sessions include:

Agriculture

o Land use planning

o Land and Social Issues

o Public land management & management of Public space

o Land and the Economy

o Land tenure

o Legislation

o Land Information System (GIS)

o Sustainable Development

The organisers say the dates, times, and venues for the sessions will be published later.

They say in addition to these sessions, interactive radio call-in programs will be organized to provide feedback on these and other related issues. They are encouraging interested persons who may not get the opportunity to attend any of the focus-group sessions to participate in the radio call-in programmes. The dates, times and radio stations for these discussions will also be announced later.

The National Land Policy exercise is a collaborative effort, with funding from the Government of Australia, and support from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the University of the West Indies (UWI). The Ministry of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands & Surveys, and Physical Planning is the Government agency performing the lead role.

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