‘Brades- January 31st, 2022’– On February 1st – 5th, 2022 the Canadian Government funded IMPACT Justice Project will commence the digitization of Montserrat’s Land Registry Records. Professor Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of IMPACT Justice will be on island during this period to oversee the process which follows on from the preliminary assessment conducted by the Project during a site visit in July 2021.
On this occasion, the Project will be continuing its work with the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment, through the Registrar of Titles, to conduct training in the scanning of files to create a digital database. Three Montserratian students have been identified to assist the Registry Staff in the exercise.
Ultimately, it is hoped that through the assistance provided by IMPACT Justice, the Montserrat Land Registry will have a digital record of all pertinent land registry records and transactions which will ensure the records’ long term preservation and protection in the event of hurricanes and other natural disasters.