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  • The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be staging a Marriage Officers’ consultation on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
  • The consultation will take place at the Fellowship Tabernacle, 2 Fairfield Avenue, Kingston 20, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. It is free and open to all marriage officers.
  • For more information, persons can contact the RGD’s Marriage Unit at 876-619-1260; 876-749-0550, ext. 6234-7 or 876-579-5710. They can also email Normalyn.bell@rgd.gov.jm or Ventora.cyrus@rgd.gov.jm for more details.

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be staging a Marriage Officers’ consultation on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

The consultation will take place at the Fellowship Tabernacle, 2 Fairfield Avenue, Kingston 20, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. It is free and open to all marriage officers.

For more information, persons can contact the RGD’s Marriage Unit at 876-619-1260; 876-749-0550, ext. 6234-7 or 876-579-5710. They can also email Normalyn.bell@rgd.gov.jm or Ventora.cyrus@rgd.gov.jm for more details.

Speaking with JIS News, Marriage Unit Supervisor at the RGD, Normalyn Bell, said the consultation is part of the RGD’s efforts to educate marriage officers and to hear their views and concerns.

Discussions will focus on matters relating to the registering of marriages and other legal Issues.

She said the session is also important to ensure that “error-free marriage duplicate records are available to satisfy the requests of our valued customers for certified copies of their marriage certificates”.

“We seek to remind them of their responsibility and the steps and process that are compulsory in conducting the marriages, and how they can avoid making errors which cause delay in the production of the certificates,” she added.

Miss Bell said the RGD will be arranging another consultation for officers in western Jamaica. Currently, there are over 1,772 active marriage officers in Jamaica.

She said that officers attending the session should come with an open mind to learn and to get their questions answered.

“Every day is a learning day, and so they would have a copy of the Marriage Act and we would also be giving them copies, and so we want them to come with an open mind and have questions to fill their curiosity,” she said.

The RGD Supervisor said that marriage officers can also visit any RGD office islandwide for information on matters relating to the registration of marriages.