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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

Veteran journalist Ian Boyne speaks with Mrs. Veniece Pottinger-Scott-Director General Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation. Watch below.  

A few examples of transformation in service delivery in the Jamaican public sector including examples of how transaction times and costs are being reduced:  

  • 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.