Gov’t to enhance Overseas Employment Programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, has announced skeleton for a enlargement of a Overseas Employment Programme.

She pronounced a design is to yield some-more pursuit opportunities for Jamaicans.

She noted, for example, that a programme with Canada “has been going on for 50 years now and a lot of Jamaicans count on it so we are committed to expanding it”.

Minister Robinson was vocalization with JIS News on Thursday after her initial assembly with a Labour Advisory Council (LAC) during her North Street offices in Kingston.

Turning to a reviews to be undertaken of a Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and a National Insurance Scheme (NIS), she pronounced a design is to improved offer Jamaicans.

“PATH will be reviewed with a concentration on lenient persons to pierce from gratification into work or entrepreneurial and self-sustaining activities. What we wish to do is assistance families to mount on their own,” she stated.

Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, announced a programme reviews during his Throne Speech during Gordon House on Apr 14.

He sensitive that a estimation of a NIS is to residence old-fashioned practices and provisions, advantage rates and contributions.

“It will also tighten loopholes and urge coverage and compliance,” he informed. Drafting instructions are to be sent to a Chief Parliamentary Counsel by a finish of a fourth entertain of this mercantile year.

The governor-general sensitive that a Ministry of Labour and Social Security will be shortening pension-processing times, and will deliver some-more fit methods of remuneration to pensioners, including approach deposition of supports into a bank accounts of new pensioners this year.

A open preparation programme will be launched to encourage larger correspondence in a remuneration of NIS benefits.

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