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Land titles given to some Anegadians are “bogus” – Lorie Rymer

November 17th, 2011 | Tags: VIP Local Lorie Rymer land titles bogus Anegadians
A house under construction in Anegada. Photo: Aneka Edwards/VINO
Recipients pose with VIP and other officials on September 16, 2011. Photo: VINO
Recipients pose with VIP and other officials on September 16, 2011. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lorie Rymer is claiming that land titles that were issued to Anegadians by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government on September 16, 2011 was a “bogus act” since in some cases, the areas allocated are not conducive for building.

Forty residents were given titles on that day. “Most of what the people got is lands that are on sand dunes, swamp lands, and pond lands,” Rymer told Virgin Islands News Online in an interview on Monday, November 15, 2011.

The outspoken businessman was a 9th district candidate in the November 7 General Elections.

Asked what proof he has to back his claim, Rymer disclosed that he visited the island on several occasions and was shown the locations of some of the titleholders’ lands.

“I saw it with my own eyes. So I can say with a degree of certainty that the people of Anegada have lands on sand dunes, swamp lands, pond lands and mangrove swamp,” he emphasised.

Against this backdrop, the former candidate stated that the Town and Country Planning will never give residents permission to build because the lands are worthless.

The titles that were given out were for residential purposes to persons who were deemed eligible by the Anegada Lands Development Advisory Committee or who were descendants of Anegadians.

At a simple ceremony held at the Emile Dunlop Community Centre, former Premier Ralph T O’Neal and former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Omar Hodge were among several Government officials in attendance.

12 Responses to “Land titles given to some Anegadians are “bogus” – Lorie Rymer ”

  • 9th District Voter 2 (17/11/2011, 10:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Most of those titles are bogus as Mr. Rhymer claims. Lawrence and Lorraine Wheatley has no ties to Anegada and received titles. They were given title to propetty that their late father Lowel Wheatly had leased for 99 years and did not deserve any further title to land on Anegada. They have no family desendants from Anegada. It is a disgrace how Born Anegadians who have houses built or have occupied lands for years some are elderly persons and still have not gotten title to any of the lands that they have occupied for years. I may go before some of those elderly persons but it is only fair to give them the titles to the property they have occupies, farmed, or used for many years.
    • agreed (17/11/2011, 11:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think most people do not understand the complexities of the Anegada land issues that have been going on for more than a couple of generations. To come in and give away an Anegadians land to a non Anegadian is nothing short of rude, discriminatory and theft!
      • True (17/11/2011, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I would like to take this time to thanks everyone of district 6 of getting rid of Omar Hodge who signed away Anegada land that people had no right to, you reap what you sow!
    • uummmm... (17/11/2011, 11:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lorraine was born in Anagada. It's pure malice that allows you to call their names. Go get yours and kill the hate.
      • agreed (17/11/2011, 15:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        you need to understand the land titles in Anegada before you say that L &L were due land. Land that has belonged to families for generations was given away by the government to L &L and yet the families that own the land still do not have it. It has nothing to do with who was born where in the last 35 years - it goes way beyond that.
  • Anegada massive (17/11/2011, 10:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lorie please! the election is ova & you still chatting cocka-may-may...get from hear you ungrateful fool...you meck me sick always pointin fingers and spreadin wrong biz...setta & go suck an egg!
    • YARDFOUL (17/11/2011, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      anegada massive... u sound like a damn fool.. the man aint win and still lookin out for ppl. that is what we need. you sound like one of dem fools who doh know their behind from ur elbow.. empty vessels make the most noise and u sound empty. lorrie keep doin ur thing. reasonable ppl wants to always be informed.
  • mmario (17/11/2011, 16:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bogus or not, The land is for anegadians and anegadian decendant. What is taken them so long for them to give the title to the poeple. I have an application sitting there for over ayear now and nothing has been done about it - the excuse is that they are not working on second generation. In the mean time I need to build a home and they are hampering me from doing so. Anegada need some development, people talk about the 200+ people that live there like it the way it is, well that is not true people need more than be out there fishing.
  • george W. Tush (18/11/2011, 15:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lorie go sit dowun with your bittiness against Uncle Ralph!
  • wait a min (19/11/2011, 23:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lorie rymer Uncle Tilford was right, he did not spend enough time in school with you!


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