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Property Registry to be Modernized

By on January 13, 2016

SAN JUAN – The Labor Affairs and Human Resources Management Training and Support Office (Ocalarh by its Spanish acronym) is collaborating with the Puerto Rico Justice Department to modernize the commonwealth’s property registry in an initiative that public officials called “ambitious” and “historic.”

Ocalarh Director Harry Vega Díaz said the office is helping train some 400 public employees in the proper use of the property registry’s new computer system.

Meanwhile, Justice Secretary César Miranda said the digitization of Puerto Rico’s property registry should prove indispensable for the island’s economic development and fight against crime.

“The banking sector, real estate realtors, contractors and home developers, among others, depend on the registry for their business,” Miranda said. “At the same time, state and federal law enforcement agents get information from the registry that is useful in identifying money laundering and tax evasion schemes.” Miranda added that an online subscription option will be made available for businesses to access the registry.

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