Ms. Toni Ann Foster has been appointed as the new Deputy Registrar of Lands in the Land Registry by the Deputy Governor effective the February 23rd, 2017. Ms. Foster succeeds former Deputy Registrar Ms. Tresha Ustanny following an open competition for the post.
Ms. Foster is an Attorney at Law of the Jamaican Bar for upwards of eight (8) years. She is a graduate of the Norman Manly Law School. While there she was the recipient of the Andrea Gabrielle Lloyd Memorial Prize for student involvement.
Ms. Foster holds a Bachelors of Law Degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies. Ms. Foster has also received training from the Management Institute for National Development, Jamaica in Supervisory Management. She has experience in land registration and conveyancing having worked at Audrey Allen & Co, Attorneys at law as an Associate. She gained considerable experience at the National Land Agency Jamaica as a Legal Officer where she was involved in the review and approval of various types of Land Registry applications and instrumental in the conduct of conveyancing workshops and roadshows.
Ms. Brandie Anderson, the Registrar of Lands said she is excited about the appointment of Ms Foster and looks forward to working closely with her to achieving the Land Registry’s mandate. She stated; “Ms Foster’s appointment will increase the technical capability of the Land Registry and contribute to its continued positive development.”
Ms. Foster’s primary role at the Land Registry is to assist the Registrar of Lands to:
- Increase the level of accuracy in registering interest in the land and thereby create a higher level of confidence and reliance on the registration performance by the Land Registry.
- Increase the efficiency of the department so that the Registry’s service standards are consistently met and exceeded.
- Enhance the Land Registry’s ability to manage and secure records, many of which are available to the public
- Increase the revenue to government among other things.