A scrap metal dealer has denied ever purchasing 491 acres of land for $4 million yet a deed was prepared and registered in her name.
As a result, Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh has ordered that the deed of conveyance be expunged from the records and requested a police investigation into the fraudulent transaction.
The National Infrastructural Development Company Limited (Nidco) says it has been transparent with Canaan/Bon Accord property owners about plans to acquire their lands for expansion of the ANR Robinson International Airport and supporting infrastructure.
In a release on April 1, the company pledged to continue the process of communication with the residents and businesses at a consultation on April 5.
Nidco has been mandated by the government to oversee and manage the airport expansion project.
Seven of the 37 Curepe families who were told their homes are in the way of the Government's $221million Curepe Interchange project have been given one week to accept the State’s offer for their properties or be evicted.
According to spokesman Ravindra Maharaj, although the residents do not yet know what the offer will be as the details have not been discussed, they are being bullied out of their homes.
Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says his ministry and the Commissioner of Valuations met on Monday with nine families involved in the Curepe Interchange land acquisition and they will finalise negotiations by tomorrow.
“They recognise Government is very fair in treating with them,” Sinanan said during yesterday’s 2019 Budget debate in Parliament.