Sunday, May 30, 2004

Atg: Demanding property rights

The United Progressive Party of Antigua has placed a "hold" on land transactions with the result that people who have bought and paid for land are denied title to support their claims. Naturally enough, this is delaying home construction by the land purchasers, and it appears that the freeze may be because the UPP has some land distribution scheme up its sleeve. The opposition Antigua Labor Party is vigorously objecting to this unconstitutional UPP policy and arguing that the freeze is negatively impacting the Antiguan economy since "[h]ousing construction is one of the tested means by which economic activity is stimulated and the UPP administration is curtailing this very important sector."

Read the story yourself.


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