The Mayor of Kingston and St Andrew is stepping up its efforts to crack down on people who are breaking the law by constructing buildings without the right permits.
The Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams says over 50 buildings are now being constructed without valid permits
According to Mayor Williams, there is an alarming number of illicit buildings is taking place in the parish of Kingston and St Andrew and in the breach of the city’s building codes.
He stated that as a result, the KSAC has lost over $35 million in revenues from building permits
He said, as a result, the KSAC has lost over $48 million in earnings from building permits.
The Mayor said that most of the people whose breaking the law are people who are wealthy and can afford it but they rather break the law
Mr. Williams said that the KSAC is going to take tougher actions against the lawbreakers and will be seeking court injunctions to stop most of these constructions
He says the Corporation will be seeking injunctions to stop these building going up any further
According to Mr. Williams, three weeks ago the KSAC obtained an injunction to stop construction at 45 Maxfield Ave of Waltham Park road a 3-bedroom house being turned into an apartment complex
He said starting on Tuesdays the KSAC task force arm with the help of the police, will be checking constructions site in the Corporate Area to find these lawbreakers