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Jamaican public asked to comment on NIDS

The Jamaica Observer posted an article on January 15, 2021, about the public invited to submit comments on NIDS. Below are some key highlights:

  • Friday, January 15, 2021 MEMBERS of the public have until Friday, January 29 to submit written comments to the joint select committee of Parliament on the National Identification and Registration Act, 2020 (NIDS). People making written submissions may be required to appear before the committee at short notice to explain their submissions.
  • Minister of Justice and chairman of the Joint Select Committee on the National Identification and Registration Act, 2020, Delroy Chuck, said that NIDS will be beneficial to every citizen, adding that it “will be a game-changer to allow citizens to access the services of government and of the private sector”.
  • “To the extent where persons have not seen a copy as yet, check with a justice of the peace. It is a very simple Bill… and each clause is easy to read and understand,” said Chuck.
  • Members of the public have until Friday, January 29 to submit written comments to the joint select committee of Parliament on the National Identification and Registration Act, 2020 (NIDS)
  • The 71-page document can be downloaded from the Houses of Parliament website at www.japarliament.gov.jm
  • Minister of Justice and chairman of the Joint Select Committee on the National Identification and Registration Act, 2020, Delroy Chuck, said that NIDS will be beneficial to every citizen, adding that it “will be a game-changer to allow citizens to access the services of government and of the private sector”
  • “To the extent where persons have not seen a copy as yet, check with a justice of the peace. It is a very simple Bill… and each clause is easy to read and understand,” said Chuck.
  • He said that the town halls aim to educate and inform the public about NIDS, while providing an opportunity for people to further participate in the legislative process. “We want to ensure that in these town hall meetings, all misinformation or misleading comments are dealt with,” he noted

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