JIS News

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be introducing a cyber vendexing facility by July this year, which will better enable Jamaicans in remote communities, and those overseas, to access its services.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RGD, Dr. Patricia Holness, who made the announcement while addressing the weekly luncheon of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Tuesday (May 19), explained that under the new facility specially trained personnel will be placed in strategic locations to dispense services to persons in communities not contiguous to the agency’s offices, or to who may not be able to travel to the central offices to do business.
“So, for example, someone in Rocky Point, Clarendon … (is) required to proceed to the May Pen office. After …July, when we implement the cyber vendexing arrangements, that cyber vendexer would be in Rocky Point.
“The (applicant) would visit the cyber vendexer in Rocky Point, (and) that (representative) would have contact with us, similar to the contact that we have at our regional offices, and would be able to charge a small fee to the (applicant) to send the document through cyberspace, to us,” she outlined.
Speaking with JIS News, Dr. Holness said that the cyber vendexers, 200 of whom are being recruited, will operate out of locations, which the RGD has identified for service delivery in Jamaica and overseas.
Applicants are required to be computer literate and have technology access, as all transactions will be done electronically.
The CEO advised that, to date, there has been a significant response to the RGD’s advertisement inviting applications. “We have over 400 so far, and there are 200 locations, 150 across Jamaica, and 50 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Grand Cayman. We have listed the locations that we want them to serve in. Once we have evaluated and selected the 200, then we will go about organising training for the individuals,” she outlined.
The deadline for submission of applications is May 29. Applicants will be screened and evaluated, from which the 200 will be selected for training and placement, in time for the cyber vendexing service to commence by July.
“We will train them and we will give them support. When we train these persons, they will be representing us in the communities. They will have our logos identifying them (as) authorised by us,” Dr. Holness informed.