JPs to get online training to conduct some matters

3 years ago

Share Story

Justices of the Peace (JP) will be trained to conduct some aspects of their duties online as the Ministry of Justice moves to improve the standard of the service being offered to Jamaicans.

Speaking in the House of Representatives at Gordon House on Wednesday, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, said training for the JPs will begin Thursday night, as the ministry seeks to get them technology savvy to better serve the public.

“We are going to be training JPs to learn, because a lot of JPs are elderly and are technologically challenged, how to use the Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) (website).

“We will be showing them how they can pay taxes online and generally do things online because if they do that, it eases their burden of travel and eases efficiency,” Chuck said while delivering a presentation on the Bill entitled, Act to Amend the Justices of the Peace.

According to Chuck, JPs will also soon be able to access emails through the ministry’s website, which will enable Jamaicans to make requests online. He said the process will be simple and will begin within another two weeks.