Tag Archives: Jamaica

Jamaica – NIDS Green Light – Senate Passes Nat’l ID Bill Despite Opposition Resistance

By | November 14, 2017

Jamaica will have its National Identification System (NIDS) after all. Hot-tempered exchanges and unkind comments by senators marred the afternoon session of yesterday’s Senate deliberations on the NIDS Bill in the Upper House. However the contentious legislation was passed with 168 amendments at 9:13 p.m. The Opposition voted against the bill. More than 80 minutes was spent debating… Read More »

Jamaica – ID verification to become simpler — developers

By | July 2, 2017

The rigmarole of identity verification should be simplified when the National Identification System (NIDS) is implemented. This is the belief of developers who said that the system will decrease the number of items needed when conducting business. Over time, the system is expected to replace the list of identity implements used currently. “What is being proposed is for… Read More »

Jamaica – Government Seeks To Put National ID Fears To Rest

By | June 22, 2017

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government. Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart explained that the system will be “safe, secure, and good for business”.… Read More »

Jamaica – National ID system a priority for government

By | June 14, 2017

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is making the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS) a priority. He said the system will have a “positive transformational effect” on the country and serve to improve the lives of Jamaicans. “It will support the ease of doing business by impacting positively on security-related programmes, while promoting financial and… Read More »

Jamaica – Establishment of national identification agency to commence 2017/18

By | February 21, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Establishment of the Jamaica National Identification Agency (JNIA) is to commence in the 2017/18 fiscal year. This is one of the activities to be undertaken as the Government moves to develop a National Identification System (NIDS) that supports secure, reliable and robust verification and authentication of citizens and persons normally resident in Jamaica. A… Read More »