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  • Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Herman Lamont is urging members of the Diaspora in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to take full advantage of the service that will be offered by the Registrar General's Department (RGD) from March 10 to 15.
  • The Consul General says he welcomes and endorses the RGD outreach programme, which will take place at the Consulate in Manhattan as well as in Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • On March 17 the RGD will visit South Florida where there will be a similar outreach programme.

Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Herman Lamont is urging members of the Diaspora in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to take full advantage of the service that will be offered by the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) from March 10 to 15.

Mr. Lamont said that the outreach programme will give the RGD an opportunity to meet with members of the Diaspora to discuss some of their difficulties, with a view to charting the way forward for solutions.

He says that while the Consulate offers various services on a daily basis, it makes a difference when the principal authority is on the ground to answer the technical and more difficult questions.

The Consul General says he welcomes and endorses the RGD outreach programme, which will take place at the Consulate in Manhattan as well as in Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Representatives of the RGD, will facilitate applications for: birth, death and marriage; genealogical research (‘family tree’ service); registry wedding and record updating, which includes correction of errors; late registration; addition of father’s particulars; and late entry of name.

Vital information on products and procedures will also be disseminated and relevant concerns addressed.  Persons who wish to access the agency’s services are encouraged to pre-register by providing their name, mobile telephone number, general area of residence and type of service required to: www.outreach@rgd.gov.jm.

While pre-registration is not a requirement, persons who plan to access record updating services should complete the relevant forms from the RGD’s website and ensure that their supporting documents are presented.

On March 17 the RGD will visit South Florida where there will be a similar outreach programme.