Gov’t Demolishes Illegal Structures Erected by Gangs in Bernard Lodge Development Area

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Structures illegally erected on lands adjoining the Clifton community in St. Catherine, which have been captured by criminal gangs, are being demolished today .

Prime Minister Andrew Holness had made the disclosure while providing an update on the Bernard Lodge Development Plan yesterday.

The lands, which are in the Greater Bernard Lodge Development Area, have been designated for agricultural purposes.

Prime Minister Holness said that the National Security Council, in reviewing the development plan, observed an insidious and growing threat in the area where alleged gangsters were capturing lands adjoining the Clifton community “creating their own informal subdivision and selling these lands under the false pretense of ownership or building on them themselves.”