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Twenty government entities with responsibility for import and export are expected to be onboarded to the platform Jamaica Electronic Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT). JSWIFT is a one-stop-shop facility designed to provide fully automated services

Director General, Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation, Office of the Cabinet, Veniece Pottinger Scott, says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be seen as an avenue for the public sector to retool and become more efficient

Principal Director of the Public Sector Modernisation Programmme, Office of the Cabinet, Wayne Robertson.

A Development Applications Review Process (DARP) Public Portal 11 has been created to improve the process of application for environmental and construction permits. It is part of the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) system

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Twenty government entities with responsibility for import and export are expected to be onboarded to the platform Jamaica Electronic Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT). JSWIFT is a one-stop-shop facility designed to provide fully automated services

Director General, Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation, Office of the Cabinet, Veniece Pottinger Scott, says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be seen as an avenue for the public sector to retool and become more efficient

The Government’s Records and Information Management (RIM) programme is to be rolled out in 25 additional ministries, department and agencies (MDAs), which will comprise the third cohort under the engagement. This was announced by Minister

Cabinet Committees are deliberative fora comprised of members of the Cabinet. The Committees are considered an integral part of the decision-making process of Cabinet, as they make the agenda of Cabinet more manageable by providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues; and the resolution of inter-ministerial conflict on policy issues. Cabinet Committees may be constituted as the need arises and the focus of existing committees may be amended.

Ideally, the Cabinet Committee system is ‘intended to be greater than simply the sum of its constituent parts’, as the system is designed to make available to Cabinet Ministers a specialized cadre of senior public officials who bring together wider knowledge, expertise and perspectives of varying Ministries, Departments and Agencies to increase the likelihood of better conclusions. The recommendations of all Cabinet Committees are then referred to Cabinet for final decision.