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ANATI Orders Official Investigation Into Punta Chame Land Grab - Freezes Property Transfer

CorruptionThe director of the National Land Authority, Franklin Oduber, announced today on the channel 2 TVN morning news program the ANATI has launched an official investigation, and issued and order to prevent the company from selling a parcel of land measuring more than 9,000 square meters in the center of the beach in Punta Chame, after a complaint filed by Don Winner, editor of the webpage www.panama-guide.com.

As reported by Winner on the TVN morning news last week, an area of sand was produced by the sea, and the then Director of Land Titles Anabelle Villamonte gave title on this land free of charge to the company Puntabeach Interprises S.A., which now aims to sell the land for $1.5 million dollars. The resolution is dated October 7, 2011.

Oduber said they have heard more stories on this topic, but it's just one lot that needs to be investigated, and if there is something wrong it will be rectified, because in the case referred to, there is one area which can be titled and another no. "It is subject to fix things," said Oduber, and he encouraged people to submit complaints in order to investigate.

However, he said there are people who do not know Law 80 which created the ANATI, and there could be inconsistencies in the allegations. He added it is difficult to predict whether or not the person who borders the land has title or not.

Oduber also said in Juan Hombrón, in the province of Cocle, the ANATI has not issued any eviction order in the area to the left, where there are many people who have Rights of Possession, and where they will continue with massive titling. During the administration of Ricardo Martinelli more than 270,000 people have received title on their lands. Oduber said they hope to reach a million land titles issued. He said that while the law was amended, they kept the spirit of granting land titles in order to benefit those who have the least resources. (TVN)

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ANATI Orders Official Investigation Into Punta Chame Land Grab - Freezes Property Transfer
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 31 2012 @ 12:08 PM EDT

Perhaps you could ask Franklin Oduber if they are entering the new and old land titles into a GIS program that could be accessible over the internet for land owners to check for themselves and if not why not. In the Santiago Catastro office I saw them using a taped up map and colored crayons to keep track of titles and in the Changuinola ANATI office they told me they don't have a GIS, they could have been wrong though or just trying to avoid customer service.
The GIS could even have Title owners email and if any changes happen within a set distance a warning email could be automatically sent.
It's not hard and I could even set it up for them quickly, they just need lots of data entry.
Remember about 7 years ago when they aerial mapped the whole country spending millions and yet I have never found who has the data. Every office just seems to use Google Earth. Whatever happened to the data?

ANATI Orders Official Investigation Into Punta Chame Land Grab - Freezes Property Transfer
Authored by: susangg on Wednesday, August 01 2012 @ 09:17 PM EDT

Don, in your original story about this fiasco, I believe you said that the rightful owner's documentation stated that the boundary of the title was the higher water line subject of course to the required beach front setback. If that is the case, there would be no legal necessity for the property owner to seek adjudication of possessory rights or title to the "new sand" nor would ANATI have the right to award it to anyone..,he already owns it. All that should have to be done is to revoke the unlawfully issued fraudulent title given to the crooks. If that is not the case, what am I missing here?

ANATI Orders Official Investigation Into Punta Chame Land Grab - Freezes Property Transfer
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 01:25 PM EDT

I feel you are right in the fact, that someone wants you to do all of the information "grabbing", put it in a spread sheet (tie a bow on it) and present it to them so they can make an "informed decision".
I feel that the way you are doing it is correct in that "they" can find out the lifestyle that is a picture of theirs, and then they can make an "informed decision" on that one lifestyle. It is a broader picture, but more realistice and it has more options for the person who is doing the reading and trying to make a decision. Keep it up!!!!

Steve

re- ANATI Orders Official Investigation Into Punta Chame Land Grab - Freezes Property Transfer
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 01:33 PM EDT

Don, leaving this article on top as if it were 'sticky' to the top has confused me to the point that I got the impression that you had not updated the page in some days. Please modify the article so other readers are also not confused.