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Support Passing of the NIDS Bill

  

The National Identification Bill before our Parliament is very important for Jamaica’s future. The idea has been under discussion for almost 40 years.
During those 40 years we have ended up creating more than 5 types of ID which cost money, have different purposes, only some have photos, some not available from birth.
During those 40 years we have built up an inefficient bureaucracy that for another 20 years we have been talking about the need to make more simple and efficient in order to grow and create decent jobs for everyone. Jamaica should not be left behind.
The White Paper was tabled in Parliament a year ago. The Bill was tabled in the Parliament in March 2017, passed September 19 then tabled in the Senate, later in that month. There were meetings with the Opposition and many groups including Churches, Youth groups, and others. This cannot be described as a rush.
An ID in these modern times can only be protected by biometric information. A high level of Identity Theft is found in many developed countries without a National ID that is protected by biometric information. A National ID with a unique lifetime number protected by biometric information, can allow the government to protect everyone’s rights. It will also:
- Include everyone in planning for the development of Jamaica
- Make it easier to do business
- Reduce fraud and corruption by identity theft (fraudulent passports, TRN etc)

We need to stand against the fear-mongering being pushed by some with narrow agendas. Let us not delay anymore. Please sign this petition in support of the Senate’s passage of the NIDS Bill.

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Petition Details

Goal
15000 Signatures
Signed
254 or (1.69%)
Start
November 12, 2017
Close
December 22, 2017

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