Jamaica moving towards becoming a digital economy – Holness

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is taking steps to make the Jamaican economy digital based.

Holness was speaking this morning at the 9th Annual Mona School of Business Management Roundtable CEO Breakfast Forum held at the Mona Visitors Lodge.

He said that the Government has taken several steps towards a digital economy and will now see the results.

“The government is taking the very first step towards preparing and creating the opportunities for Jamaicans to participate in this inevitable, imminent digital society. We have passed a legislation to create a national identification system. That is a good example of digital leadership; the determination, the effort, the energy to get it done,” said Holness.

The prime minister noted that Jamaica must build significant platforms to get to a fully digitized space that is transparent and secure.

“The government has to ensure that every citizen can transact in a digital society and the transaction has to be secure, we have to ensure security and integrity. We have to ensure transparency and to do that, you also have to ensure identity,” stated Holness.

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