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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


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


Improving integration and harmonisation of government information infrastructure and systems to enhance service delivery

Under-utilization of ICT and the ad hoc implementation of technologies have contributed to high transaction costs, slow transaction times and poor overall efficiency in service delivery. Lack of integration between the multiple ICT driven projects implemented in different sections of government has hampered the ability to realize the full benefits of the improvements.

The robustness and security of the information management platform is important to the effective operation of Government. Focus must be placed on establishing the proper architecture and governance systems, in addition to the use of agile and flexible technologies that are reliable, cost effective, scalable and interoperable.

This focus area will implement activities aimed at: (i) Implementation of  GovNET  a government wide communications network for the seamless transfer of information between government agencies and other stakeholders as well as for the provision of on-line services to the public at minimal cost. (i) Strengthening the government’s capacity to lead and implement ICT policy with the Appointment of a CIO and implementation of a Framework for ICT Governance  (ii) Implementation of a  Data and Information Sharing Policy  to removal of burdensome legal, financial and technological restrictions placed on  Government entities to access datasets collected and maintained by other Government entities (iii) Development of a GOJ Records and Information Management  (RIM) Programme to develop an Integrated Records and Information Management Policy for the GoJ and provide necessary digitising capacity to Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD)  to ensure that record and information  collected, is stored and managed in a consistent manner across the public sector to enhance accessibility of Government data and information for efficient service delivery programmes.

Projects

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Creating A Single Electronic Access Point For All Services
Public Sector Transformation
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Project Started on

 Jan

 2012

Project status

Green
  • On-track
  • Slightly Off-track
  • Very Off-track
  • Stalled

Project Overview

GOV.JM will become the Government of Jamaica’s online gateway to all government information and services. As the website evolves, it will be the central place to perform online transactions with the government, find information on how and where to access government’s services and receive feedback.
Standardising, Digitising And Sharing Data
Public Sector Transformation
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Project Started on

 Jan

 2012

Project status

Green
  • On-track
  • Slightly Off-track
  • Very Off-track
  • Stalled

Project Overview

As a first step in advancing the objectives of Government-wide data sharing, the Cabinet Office is working with the Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD) to develop a Records and Information Management (RIM) Policy for Cabinet approval.
Implementing An Integrated Government-Wide ICT Platform (GOVNET)
Public Sector Transformation
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Project Started on

 Jan

 2012

Project status

Green
  • On-track
  • Slightly Off-track
  • Very Off-track
  • Stalled

Project Overview

GovNet is envisioned as a government wide communications network for the seamless transfer of information between government agencies and other stakeholders as well as for the provision of on-line services to the public at minimal cost.
Creating A Governance Framework For ICT Programmes
Public Sector Transformation
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Project Started on

 Jan

 2012

Project status

Green
  • On-track
  • Slightly Off-track
  • Very Off-track
  • Stalled

Project Overview

To maximize the benefits to be gained from a harmonized ICT strategy, there needed to be a governance mechanism in place that would be responsible for leveraging cutting edge technologies and transforming the entire management of GOJ ICT.