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Governance | PUBLIC SECTOR

Implement a National Identification card system with a lifetime identification number to simplify the process of paying taxes as well as simplify government’s processes and reduce cost due to tracking multiple identification numbers.

In progress

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.15 February 18, 2016

Tuesday October 11, 2016 | Jamaica Information Service

National Identification System to Roll out January 2018

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the National Identification System (NIDS) is set to roll out in January 2018.

He said NIDS is expected to have a transformative effect on Jamaica, providing a comprehensive and secure structure to capture and store personal identity information for citizens and persons resident in the island.

He said that given all the processes involved in setting up the system, he recognises that the 2018 target date for it to be operational is ambitious, but achievable.