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Members of the Jamaican Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at their swearing in on March 7, 2016. (Photo: Jamaica Information Service)

Jamaica’s Cabinet goes paperless

Members of the Jamaican Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at their swearing in on March 7, 2016. (Photo: Jamaica Information Service)

Jamaica’s Cabinet yesterday transitioned to a paperless system yesterday as part of the country’s public service digital transformation.

Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness (Photo: Jamaica Information Service)

All Government ministers were provided with secure laptops to facilitate electronic upload and dissemination of confidential Cabinet papers at the first sitting for the year, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.

First announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in 2018, the change is expected to “reduce the laborious task of printing and collating multiple cabinet submissions which would then be transported to each Minister at various ministries across the Corporate Area.”

Members of the Jamaican Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at their swearing in on March 7, 2016. (Photo: Jamaica Information Service)

Further, Holness said the implementation of the new platform will lead to added integration across the government and improved business processes in the preparation of documents.

The Office of The Prime Minister said the laptops were “specially procured taking into consideration the critical nature of cyber security, durability as well as user interface ease.”