RGD to Hold Consultation with Marriage Officers

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be staging a Marriage Officers’ consultation on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The consultation will take place at the Fellowship Tabernacle, 2 Fairfield Avenue, Kingston 20, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. It is free and open to all marriage officers. Story Highlights The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be staging a Marriage Officers’ consultation on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.The consultation will take place at the Fellowship Tabernacle, 2 Fairfield Avenue, Kingston 20, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. It is free and open to all marriage officers.For more information, persons can contact the RGD’s Marriage Unit at 876-619-1260; 876-749-0550, ext. 6234-7 or 876-579-5710. They can also email [email protected] or [email protected] for more details.Speaking with JIS News, Marriage Unit Supervisor at the RGD, Normalyn Bell, said the consultation is part of the RGD’s efforts to educate marriage officers and to hear their views and concerns.Discussions will focus on matters relating to the registering of marriages and other legal Issues.She said the session is also important to ensure that “error-free marriage duplicate records are available to satisfy the requests of our valued customers for certified copies of their marriage certificates”.“We seek to remind them of their responsibility and the steps and process that are compulsory in conducting the marriages, and how they can avoid making errors which cause delay in the production of the certificates,” she added.Miss Bell said the RGD will be arranging another consultation for officers in western Jamaica. Currently, there are over 1,772 active marriage officers in Jamaica.She said that officers attending the session should come with an open mind to learn and to get their questions answered.“Every day is a learning day, and so they would have a copy of the Marriage Act and we would also be giving them copies, and so we want them to come with an open mind and have questions to fill their curiosity,” she said.The RGD Supervisor said that marriage officers can also visit any RGD office islandwide for information on matters relating to the registration of marriages. For more information, persons can contact the RGD’s Marriage Unit at 876-619-1260; 876-749-0550, ext. 6234-7 or 876-579-5710. They can also email [email protected] or [email protected] for more details. read more

Increased Airlift Out of South America

This is in addition to 11 flights now offered by Copa Airlines out of Panama, to bring the total weekly flights between South America and Jamaica to 14. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says beginning December, Jamaica will see an increase in flights out of South America, which will bring more visitors from the continent to the island.He said LatAm Airlines will inaugurate three weekly flights from Chile and other South American countries to Montego Bay.This is in addition to 11 flights now offered by Copa Airlines out of Panama, to bring the total weekly flights between South America and Jamaica to 14. “That will go a long way in helping us to further build out the South American market, which, right now, is the fastest growing for Jamaica, at some 23 per cent at this time,” Minister Bartlett said.He was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday (October 1), where he announced that Jamaica is expanding its source markets, with Japan and India being targeted.The Minister noted that these marketing engagements are critical in fortifying the resilience of the island’s tourism industry against any fallout that could result from shocks such as a global recession. “Jamaica is [being] proactive in its efforts to ensure that our markets are secured, so that if there’s fallout from one end, we can pick up from another and keep our growth momentum at the level that we had projected,” he said. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says beginning December, Jamaica will see an increase in flights out of South America, which will bring more visitors from the continent to the island. He said LatAm Airlines will inaugurate three weekly flights from Chile and other South American countries to Montego Bay. Story Highlights read more