JCF launches Smart Check E-Ticketing System

eGovJa partnered with the Ministry of National Security, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and other entities to facilitate the launch of the Smart Check e-Ticketing system. It was officially rolled out on December 30, 2021 in the corporate area.

The system allows for, among other things, the issuing of traffic tickets electronically on spot.

To learn more, see the links below.

https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20211231/jcf-rolls-out-electronic-traffic-ticketing-system

https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/JCF_launches_Smart_Check_E-Ticketing_System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY2XOM4FTsc

Jamaican Government Bolstering Cybersecurity

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says that the Government is bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity by creating the necessary legislative framework and strengthening international partnerships.

He noted that as the world embraces digitalisation and there is increased use of the online space, it is imperative for the country to have up-to-date laws that provide safeguards against any possible cyberthreat.

“As an Administration, we take cybersecurity seriously.  We are cognisant that Government must take a lead role in establishing the enabling environment for the development of the information and communication technology (ICT) and cybersecurity ecosystems in Jamaica,” he noted.

“It is against this backdrop that the Government has enacted legislation and forged stronger partnerships with our international partners to bolster our cyber infrastructure and strengthen our cybersecurity response,” Minister Vaz said.

He was speaking at the virtual launch of Cybersecurity Awareness Month on Friday (October 1) under the theme ‘Reimagining Cybersecurity in the Age of the Pandemic-Driven Hyper-Digitisation’.

Read more here.

Invitation for Bids – Provision of MPLS Routers, Fixed Wireless Access Points & Wireless Backhaul

Consultancy Service – Expansion of the GovMail Email Environment Implementation

Expressions of Interest are being invited for a consultancy service for the expansion of the GovMail Email Environment Implementation.

Please view Terms of Reference here.

Agile Webinar 2021

eGov Jamaica Limited’s Agile Centre of Excellence, in collaboration with MC Systems, Right Mindset Institute and Creditinfo Jamaica, will be hosting an Agile Webinar on Friday, February 26, 2021 under the theme “GOJ – Winning with Agile”.  The webinar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is open to employees of government ministries, departments and agencies, not just those in the ICT industry.

For more information, send an email to agilecoe@egovja.com.

Data Protection Bill seeks to protect personal data

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams has hailed the tabling of the Data Protection Bill in Parliament as a significant move in protecting the personal data of all Jamaicans.

Speaking in the House of Representatives recently, Minister Williams said “as data is considered the “new gold,” the passing of this Bill is critical to the Government’s attempt to delineate the rights of individuals in relation to the processing of their personal and sensitive personal data; and to establish the parameters within which their data should be processed by data controllers in both the private and public sectors.”

Read more on the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology’s website.

GovNet Phase 1 Far Advanced

Infrastructure works under the first phase of the government of Jamaica’s GovNet project is far advanced and several ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have been connected to the network and critical projects are being supported. GovNet is a secure, wide area network infrastructure that will provide internet connectivity to MDAs to facilitate shared services.

Approval to undertake Phase 1 was granted in 2018 and it includes the buildout of a fibre optic network in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) and St. Catherine over a three year period. The initiative is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and spearheaded by eGov Jamaica Limited (eGovJa) along with the National Works Agency (NWA) and other partners. Read more here.

 

Maurice Barnes (2nd right), CEO of eGovJa, shares a light moment with Christopher McKenzie (r), Department Head, Network Services at eGovJa, Luke Jackson (2nd left), Programme Manager for GovNet, and Michael Saunderson (l), Operations Manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), at the end of the third GovTechTak event on Friday, February 28, 2020.

GovTechTalk is a once-monthly interactive session hosted by eGov Jamaica Limited with members of the Government of Jamaica’s ICT community to discuss various initiatives. February’s session focused on the GovNet project.

 

eGov Jamaica COVID-19 Advisory

Amidst the COVID-19 concerns, please see the public advisory from eGov Jamaica Limited.

Procurement of Transportation Services for eGov Jamaica

eGov Jamaica Limited (eGovJa) invites bids from eligible bidders to provide Staff Transportation Service at its offices located at 235B Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.

To be eligible, local bidders should have a PPV License issued by the Transport Authority of Jamaica.  They are also required to provide the following:

  1. Copy of valid Pubic Procurement Commission (PPC) Registration in the category of Transportation Haulage
  2. Copy of valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) or Tax Compliance Letter (TCL)
  3. Proof of valid Public Employers Liability Insurance (P&ELI) that covers all company operatives and /or person(s) acting on the Contractor’s behalf, or in their interest

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MDAs Urged To Cooperate With eGov Jamaica’s Data-Gathering Exercise

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, is encouraging government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to cooperate with the data-gathering activities being undertaken by eGov Jamaica Limited in preparation for the entity’s transition to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Authority of Jamaica.

Minister Williams, who was speaking at eGov Jamaica’s networking event, dubbed ‘Exec Connect’, at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, recently, said that the data-gathering exercise will provide detailed information about the ICT needs of the MDAs.

Read more on the JIS website.