Well, I am not surprised at these numbers. We have had so many people who have abandoned their property in lieu of the violence in some areas. Housing Minister Dr Horace Chang stunned parliament yesterday with a startling disclosure that nearly one million Jamaicans, or just over a third of the population, are squatters.
Politicians in the parliament were obviously shocked by the news from Chang who quickly added: "There are some 700 squatter settlements islandwide, meaning just about a third of the Jamaican population is squatting; they vary from the very small to some large ones."
"You frighten me when you tell me a third of the country which is 900,000 are squatters... I can't think of a more serious social problem than this," People's National Party (PNP) chairman and MP for North West St Catherine, Robert Pickersgill, remarked.
I can't either.
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