Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners presented over 100l, and titles to employees and vendors at two separate functions held at Noranda recently.
The company and the University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU) were highly commended by UAWU President Lambert Brown for working together to create the housing opportunities for employees of the company on 300 acres of the Minard Estate, Brown's Town, St Ann.
Speaking at the function, which saw more than 30 titles presented to employees who have qualified for entitlement under Phase 1 of the worker housing programme, Brown described the event as, "the crowning achievement of my career."
Noranda's General Manager, Antoine Liddell, who presented the titles, both for the employees and the vendors, said that it was an historic occasion that had given great satisfaction to Noranda.
He said that the titles handover was part of an accelerated programme of facilitating land titles where the company was working with the union and the responsible government agencies to help to secure land ownership for stakeholders who have qualified to purchase and own land.