150 house lots distributed along lower East Coast
More than 150 persons left the Hope Secondary School on Wednesday with allocation for individual residential lots following an exercise hosted by the Ministry of Housing and Water.
Subject Minister Collin D Croal led the allocation exercise along with several key departments of the ministry.
Scores of residents turned out for the exercise. The lots being allocated are in the Hope Block 6 and Block A and B.
Also, persons with outstanding ownership issues who have been occupying lands in Plantation Hope – Cum Annexis were also attended to.
That area was originally a sugar plantation bought after the Indentureship period and repurposed for coconut cultivation.
It became the Hope Coconut Industry Ltd. in the 1970s and was managed by a Board until the government took over in 1992 and eventually phased out the coconut cultivation. The land has since been developed into a housing scheme with close to 400 lots.