How much is it?

Tell Claudienne

Claudienne Edwards

Sunday, February 03, 2013

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Dear Claudienne

Please help me to get the total amount that it would cost me to get my title through the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP).

I have already done some paper work and returned it to the LAMP office but they have not given me the total cost. The paper work included declaration forms signed by two persons who know the land that I want a formal title for , a photocopy of the diagram, the common-law title, tax receipt and the title from which the land was purchased. My father bought the land, but he died in 1989.

I phoned the LAMP office to get the total amount owed. A clerk told me to pay $20,000. However. he said that was not the total amount owed, but he could not give me the figure.

I have approached my Credit Union to get a loan to pay for the processing of the title. They said I could get a loan of up to $100,000 and they would hold the title until I paid off the loan.

I look forward to your help.


Dear MM

Tell Claudienne spoke to the Director of LAMP. The programme falls under the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, but the office is located at the Ministry of Agriculture. The Director promised that someone would call you and we note that they called you on Thursday January 24. We see that you were informed that the total cost would be $66,000 and change, and that the papers were going to be sent off immediately to the Titles Office. The person who called you said that in four weeks' time she would be able to tell you what portion of the $66,000 should be paid. Please do not make a payment until you are instructed to do so. We will follow this up.

Good luck.

Dear Claudienne

I have been getting some ridiculous phone bills from LIME since about July 2012. Every month I call them and am told that it will be investigated. I have complained to five different persons in the customer service department, but to no avail. The most ridiculous was the October 2012 bill. I was away from October 5 to 8 yet the bill showed that 75 calls were made from my line on October 6. How could this happen?

I would be most grateful if you could see what you can do.


Dear GD

Since Tell Claudienne contacted LIME, we note that your account for August, September and October were adjusted and that they promised that your January 2013 statement would show the credits that were applied. LIME also said that you have informed them that your house was burglarised while you were away.

Good luck.

Have a problem with a store, utility, a company? Telephone 936-9436 or write to: Tell Claudienne c/o Sunday Finance, Jamaica Observer, 40-42 1/2 Beechwood Avenue, Kingston 5; or e-mail: Please include a contact phone number.




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