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Gov’t Transforming Jamaica into Digital Economy – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government has taken steps to transform Jamaica into a truly digital economy.

He noted that the measures include the passage of legislation such as the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill.

NIDS is intended to provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.

Each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN), which they will have for life.

“That is a good example of digital leadership… .  The Government has to ensure that every citizen can (operate) in a digital society, and the transaction has to be secure. We have to ensure security and integrity. We have to ensure transparency, and to do that you have to ensure identity,” Mr. Holness said.

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