Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration isn’t giving up on its bid to establish a National Identification System, NIDS.
In April this year, the Constitutional Court declared the National Identification and Registration Act, NIRA, null and void and of no legal effect.
NIRA proposes the establishment of the NIDS.
But, Prime Minister Holness says the government is working to improve the proposed law.
He says the government is working to compile and digitize data on a national scale.
The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote address at the launch of the Companies Office of Jamaica’s Electronic Business Registration Form at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston yesterday.
Among other things, the system allows entrepreneurs to register their businesses online.
Mr. Holness says the government is also close to establishing an international business center in Jamaica.