OPM Live Youth Edition

first_img “The Regulations that will further define how the NIDS will actually work… are still to come. I encourage all Jamaicans to ensure that you are satisfied with the details of the regulations, (and) ask for the support of everyone who wants to see the best for Jamaica,” he said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has assured that the Government will be hosting public consultations in the form of town hall meetings, to provide further clarification on the National Identification System (NIDS). Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has assured that the Government will be hosting public consultations in the form of town hall meetings, to provide further clarification on the National Identification System (NIDS).The first meeting is slated for Tuesday, December 5 at Emancipation Park in Kingston, beginning at 6:00 p.m.Mr. Holness, who was speaking at an OPM-Live mini town hall meeting at Jamaica College in St. Andrew on Wednesday (November 29), advised that while the supporting NIDS Bill has been passed by both Houses of Parliament, it has one more stage of deliberations before its implementation.“The Regulations that will further define how the NIDS will actually work… are still to come. I encourage all Jamaicans to ensure that you are satisfied with the details of the regulations, (and) ask for the support of everyone who wants to see the best for Jamaica,” he said.Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister and Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, advised persons attending the meeting that the legislation provides for a pilot to be undertaken to determine how the initiative will be rolled out, and, thereafter, for the Bill to be reviewed within an 18-month period.Senator Johnson Smith said based on the project plan, full roll-out “is more likely to be in three or four years”.“So, the anxiety and the concerns that are being raised legitimately, we hear them, we are taking them on board, and we want you to raise the issues, so that we can address them,” the Minister told the audience.Meanwhile, Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lyn Stewart, advised that the NIDS public education has started and will be ramped up in 2018.She also noted that additional training is being provided for members of the project team to enable them to provide in-depth information about the NIDS to stakeholders who are engaged at the community level.Mrs. Lyn Stewart also encouraged persons to familiarise themselves with details of the NIDS at: www.nidsfacts.com. Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister and Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, advised persons attending the meeting that the legislation provides for a pilot to be undertaken to determine how the initiative will be rolled out, and, thereafter, for the Bill to be reviewed within an 18-month period. Story Highlightslast_img read more

EX PREMIER SPEAKS ON CAYMAN LEADER TRIAL – Michael Eugene Misick Former

first_img Recommended for you UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica Related Items:CARICOM, cayman islands, mckeeva bush, michael misick CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high note Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Oct 2014I would like to congratulate the former Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. McKeeva Bush, on clearing his name in spite of what seems to be a British Government conspiracy to tarnish it and have him ousted from politics in the Cayman Islands.His acquittal shows that a justice system made up of a jury of peers work. It is my belief that what is happening to me and my colleagues is similar to what has happened to the Hon. Bush.We are experiencing a modern day coup d’état. The British Government and successive Governors have done everything in their power to tarnish our names including changing the law and the constitution in an attempt to prevent us from getting a fair trial- a jury trial. I believe that if it is right to have a jury trial in the Cayman Islands it must also be right to allow a jury of our peers to judge our guilt or innocence here in Turks and Caicos Islands.I believe the justice system here is controlled and manipulated by Helen Garlic, SIPT and others for a specific outcome of their creation. They seem to get whatever they want; both civil and criminal. The verdict of Mr. Bush illustrates that the justice system can work in a British overseas territory if it is not tampered with by external whims and fancies, namely the British government and their appointed British Governors.It is no coincidence that democratically elected leaders of British overseas territories have been faced with unfounded corruption charges and the People of the Cayman Islands, once given a chance through the jury system have exposed this British Government Conspiracy.Here in the Turks and Caicos Islands we are desperately in need of an independent judiciary.Today, I call on Caricom and our fellow Caribbean leaders to take a real interest in what is happening in the Turks and Caicos Islands, especially Jamaica and Barbados where our judges come from. Trial by jury is a long standing mechanism geared for dispensing true justice and removal of this system can only be deemed as undemocratic. No matter what, we will continue to fight for our freedom and the liberation of our country.Our People, Political and Social Leaders have to expose this conspiracy in the Turks and Caicos Islands so that true democracy, the rule of law and true justice “not manufactured justice” can prevail.last_img read more