Coroner’s and Special Coroner’s Court to be Handed Over to Judiciary

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice has acquired and renovated 119A Maxfield Avenue to house the Coroner’s and Special Coroner’s Court.The facility will be formally handed over to the Judiciary on Wednesday June 7, 2017.The relocation of the Courts to the new location is part of the Ministry’s thrust to modernize the physical infrastructure of Justice institutions and is a key priority under the Justice Reform Implementation Plan.“We are doing all that we can to change the face of the Justice System including the Courts”, said Permanent Secretary Mrs. Carol Palmer.The completion and handing over of these Courts to the Judiciary signals the continued commitment of the Ministry to improve the built environment of our institutions,Three hundred and forty -nine million dollars (349.150M) is earmarked this year for repair and maintenance of Courthouses, and a further Two hundred and sixty-seven million dollars (267M) for the construction and implementation of the Justice Sector Reform Programme that addresses infrastructure development.The opening will be held at119A Maxfield Avenue Kingston 10.last_img read more

RGD to Roll out Online Verification of Certificates

first_img The process allows for the verification of documents produced by the agency, and also the facilitation of payments to take place online via its website. Speaking with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer of the RGD, Deidre English Gosse, outlined that there are plans to expand the Pilot within the first quarter of 2018 to include private and other public entities, with a view to officially launch the project before the end of the year. The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has completed the first phase of the Pilot of Online Verification of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates and is now preparing to carry out phase two of the exercise.This is another of the RGD’s initiatives to further enhance its suite of services to its customers and to improve overall efficiency.The process allows for the verification of documents produced by the agency, and also the facilitation of payments to take place online via its website.Presently, the agency provides verification letters that inform an individual or institution that the information being presented on a certificate is authentic, and that the certificate was produced by the RGD.The first phase of the Pilot was successfully conducted recently with two cohorts of primary-school students, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.Speaking with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer of the RGD, Deidre English Gosse, outlined that there are plans to expand the Pilot within the first quarter of 2018 to include private and other public entities, with a view to officially launch the project before the end of the year.The service is expected to provide greater convenience and produce more accurate certificates in a more timely fashion, as relevant stakeholder systems will be connected to the RGD’s database to verify information of clients in relation to births, deaths and marriages.Meanwhile, the agency is now making preparation to undertake the digitisation of registration records in preparation for the full implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS), explained Director of Records and Information Management, Alvin Morris.Customers will be able to access the online verification service by visiting the RGD’s website at www.rgd.gov.jm. Story Highlights The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has completed the first phase of the Pilot of Online Verification of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates and is now preparing to carry out phase two of the exercise. last_img read more