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Prime Minister, Andrew Holness (second right), laughs at a joke made by Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley (right) at the official launch of the GOV.JM web portal at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston. Others (from left) are Chairman of the eGov Jamaica Limited Board, Dr Lloyd Waller; and Principal Director of the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division in the Cabinet Office Wayne Robertson.

GOVERNMENT on Wednesday launched its E-Portal, an online gateway to all government information and services. The portal — GOV.JM — is expected to be the central place to perform online transactions with the government, find

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

Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division Director General, Veniece Pottinger-Scott.

Amidst complaints about less-than-desirable public-service delivery, the Government of Jamaica is pushing ahead to achieve world-class customer service through the more than 200 public-sector institutions islandwide. This is consistent with one of the Vision 2030

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The Jamaica Import/ Export Inspection Centre (JIEIC) has reduced turnaround time for the inspection of commercial goods coming into the country from an average of twenty-four (24) hours to an average of four hours. The

The Ministry of Local Government, with the support of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), and the Office of the Cabinet, has completed installation of the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) system in

The Cabinet Office is primarily responsible for the management and oversight of the strategic planning process across Government. The Cabinet Secretary issues an annual Call for Strategic Business and Operational Plans which advises Ministries to prepare their plans in the context of the Medium-Term Strategic Priorities of the Government as identified by Cabinet. This Call is accompanied by the GoJ Performance Management Operating Policy and Procedures which guides Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the standards and principles of Results-Based Management.

The Cabinet Office, through the PMEB, provides technical guidance and support to the MDAs in their strategic planning processes and in the development of their Strategic Business Plans aligned to their Medium-Term Results Based Budget. The PMEB also monitors the implementation of Ministry Strategic Business Plans and analyses their performance data to guide and strengthen the decision-making processes of Government.