Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 1:47 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Natural Resources today issued a statement to address claims made by the Public Service Union (PSU) in their press release dated November 11, 2018.
The Ministry of Natural resources says that it wants to clarify statements relating to a transaction between the Belmopan City Council and a third party that was “expeditiously facilitated” by the Ministry.
According to the Ministry, the transaction referred to by the PSU satisfied all procedural requirements and there were no legal impediments to its processing, which was completed in seven (7) days.
The Ministry explains that it was not involved in any attempt to relieve the Public Service Union of its rights since the PSU has exercised the option to place a caution on the Hilltop property in light of its unregistered lease.
This caution was received by the Ministry on Friday, November 9, 2018, and the registration was completed on Monday, November 12, 2018.
The Ministry informs the public that the role of the Land Registry and Land Titles Unit within the Ministry of Natural Resources as it relates to the transfer of ownership of property in Belize.
The primary objective of the unit is the registration and recording of ownership of property. Where all the procedural requirements for the registration or recording of the title are satisfied, the registration or recording process should be completed in good time.
“ While the Ministry acknowledges it has been challenging to provide timely service, their targeted timeline for the processing of a transfer of ownership of land which satisfies all procedural requirements for registration or recording is five (5) working days,” the statement explains.
Furthermore, the Ministry assures the public that it has been working at a vigorous pace to reduce transaction times and improve service delivery.
The Ministry of Natural resources says that it is expected that by the end of this year the public will benefit from even better service resulting from internal efficiency improvements.
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