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Jamaica Falling Behind Rest Of The World In Implementing National ID System

The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, says the country’s implementation of a National Identification system is falling behind the rest of the world.

Head of the PSOJ’s committee on Digital Innovation, Christopher Reckord, says the country is currently on borrowed time.

The NIDS is to establish a reliable database of all Jamaican citizens and will involve the issuance of a unique lifelong National Identification Number to every person.

The implementation of the NIDS was delayed due to a Supreme Court ruling last year which struck down certain provisions in the legislation.

However, Mr. Reckord says the system has the potential to revolutionize how Jamaicans interact with government services.

He says the PSOJ  will make the implementation of the NIDS a central focus of its advocacy.

Christopher Reckord, Chairman of the PSOJ’s Digital Innovation Committee.
He was speaking at recent media briefing.

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