Government of Jamaica
The Public Body Management & Accountability (Nomination, Selection & Appointment) Regulations 2021 is now in full effect. Applicants who are desirous of serving on public body boards may create an application to become a part of our database of prospective directors. Once a public body board becomes vacant applicants are selected from the database based on the board’s competency.
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The general operation date for the
Regulations is four (4) months after
publication in the Gazette. This will allow
steps to be taken to operationalise certain
activities including those relating to the
creation of the Database of Prospective
The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MOFPS) in collaboration with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has established the annual Public Bodies Corporate Governance Awards for public bodies. These awards will be applicable to those Public Bodies which are governed by the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act (PBMAA) and the Corporate Governance Framework for Public Bodies (CGF).
The Public Bodies’ Corporate Governance Awards were created to foster a culture of adherence and awareness of the principles of good governance and to further incorporate improvements in the standard of corporate governance disclosure. The Event is scheduled for December 1, 2022 and will cover three (3) special awards and four (4) category awards; the latter will determine the top 5 from which the winner will be selected based on a different adjudication procedure. A questionnaire has been developed in order to elicit responses in relation to the categories.
For further information please visit https://mof.gov.jm/faqs/
The Access to Information Act was passed in June, 2002. It gives citizens and other persons a general legal right of access to official government documents which would otherwise be inaccessible. By recognising and upholding this right, the Act aims to reinforce fundamental democratic principles vital to:
To apply for access to official documents under the Act, complete the application form below or write a letter requesting the information desired. Be as specific as possible in the Application i.e. Describe the subject matter of the records and, if known, indicate the dates of the records, the places where they originated, and the names of the originating persons or offices.
Applications may also be made by email, telephone or fax. In completing this form, you may:
Where an official document containing personal information about you is incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading, and is used or is available for use by a government entity for administrative purposes, this application form may be used to have the document amended or annotated.
The application must specify the basis for making the claim and the nature of the amendment or annotation which you require.
Where an annotation is required, you must include, along with the Application, a statement specifying the correction which you feel needs to be made. You will, in most cases, be required to provide verification of the truth of the matters contained in this type of application. You may also be asked to provide relevant identification.
In completing this form, you may:
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