JIS News

The Office of the Registrar of Companies (ORC) has embarked on a public education drive, aimed at better equipping the public to deal with issues relating to that organization.
Officers of the company have already visited the parishes of Portland, St. Mary and Manchester, and will be at the Inland Revenue Department in Montego Bay, St. James from Tuesday, July 26 to Thursday, July 28.
Compliance Manager with the ORC, Christine Morris-Gillespie told JIS News that a mobile team would be in place in Montego Bay for the three-day period disseminating information and advising business persons about how to file outstanding documents with that organization.
She pointed out that through the public education programme, a mobile team from the ORC would visit a different parish every month or at least every other month.
“We will be in Montego Bay to give people information about the new Companies’ Act, because there is still a lot of people throughout the island who do not know about the Act, and we have been getting a lot of request from Montego Bay for more information.
Additionally, it is to facilitate business people, both registered business names and companies in that area, in terms of the filing of outstanding documents, and the accessing of any documents or items that they might need form the Registrar of Companies,” she said.
Mrs. Morris-Gillespie said that during the visit to Montego Bay, a seminar would be held daily and a full service desk established where searches could be done, and documents lodged. “The seminars attached to this mobile service are free. The only costs associated are the regular costs for filing documents and purchasing documents,” she noted. The Compliance Manager is urging persons in the business sector to make full use of the mobile outreach services of the ORC, adding that the parish of St. Ann was the next stop for the mobile team in August.