NIDS, which is scheduled for implementation in 2019, will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans. The civil and identification database being established under the National Identification System (NIDS) is now 90 per cent complete. Story Highlights The civil and identification database being established under the National Identification System (NIDS) is now 90 per cent complete.This was disclosed by Project Director for NIDS, Warren Vernon, who noted that work is advanced “in terms of defining all of the features and the requirements in order to deliver the system”.He was speaking at a town hall meeting at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on Tuesday (December 5).NIDS, which is scheduled for implementation in 2019, will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.Under the system, each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN), which they will have for life.Mr. Vernon said the NIDS team is also in the process of developing the cybersecurity strategy to deal with all of the threats and risks related to the system.“We are also in the process of developing a plan to generate awareness, because how we use technology now, it’s very clear that there are so many persons that are not aware of the various threats and risks that are out there,” he noted.Mr. Vernon gave a presentation regarding the security of the system. Presentations were also made by Acting Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lynch Stewart, who spoke on the legal and institutional framework of the system; and Chief Executive Officer, e-Gov Jamaica Ltd, Maurice Barnes, who focused on the information and communications technology (ICT) aspect.State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, in his address sought to dispel some of the misconceptions on the NIDS. He also joined the NIDS team in a panel discussion to answer some questions from the audience.The town hall meeting was the first to be held across the island as part of the Government’s public education campaign on the NIDS.Implementation of the NIDS is supported by the National Identification and Registration Bill, which was passed in both Houses of Parliament last month.With anticipated funding of US$68 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Government intends to put the NIDS infrastructure and systems in place over the next 12 months, beginning with a pilot project.This is expected to be followed by the national roll-out in September 2019, over a three- to four-year period.The layered roll-out and management of the NIDS will be handled by a new agency, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), which will replace the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and provide more enhanced services.For more information, persons can visit the website: www.nidsfacts.com; follow @NIDSfacts on Twitter and Instagram, NIDS Facts on Facebook; or call: 927-9941-3. This was disclosed by Project Director for NIDS, Warren Vernon, who noted that work is advanced “in terms of defining all of the features and the requirements in order to deliver the system”.
News The Backstreet Boys’ third album Millennium, released in 1999, established their success, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and drawing nominations at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards for Album Of The Year And Best Pop Album. Wrapping around the millennium itself, 2000’s Black & Blue reached No. 1 as well, powered by its GRAMMY-nominated hit “Shape of My Heart.” The group is currently completing its Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywod’s Zappos Theater. Their world tour kicks off this May in Portugal, coming back to North America in July. Tickets are available at the group’s website and a bundle deal for tickets-plus-DNA helped propel the Backstreet Boys’ latest album’s spectacular sales. Rolling Stone noted this success was also helped by the many talented collaborators contributing to the album, including Ross Copperman, Kuk Harrell, Brett James, Shawn Mendes, the Stereotypes, and Ryan Tedder.Shawn Mendes: “Everything Revolves Around” Connecting People With MusicRead more Backstreet Boys’ ‘DNA’ Gives The Group Their Third No. 1 Album Facebook Once a boy band, the Backstreet Boys helped begin the millennium and now, all grown up, their latest album reaches No. 1Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 4, 2019 – 4:36 pm On the Feb. 9 Billboard 200, for the week ending Feb. 1, the Backstreet Boys’ Jan. 25 album release DNA reached No. 1 for the group’s third time, assisted by their vibrant lead single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” The song is nominated at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, the quintet’s 8th GRAMMY nomination.Billboard crunches the numbers on the Backstreet Boys’ chart success, raising comparisons to Paul McCartney and Sade as long-established artists riding a fresh appetite for what they do best. With sales in its debut week of 234,000 units, DNA posted the best one-week sales of any album so far in 2019. Twitter Email Backstreet Boys’ ‘DNA’ Is Their Third No. 1 Album backstreet-boys-dna-gives-group-their-third-no-1-album https://twitter.com/backstreetboys/status/1092424275808538625
WILMINGTON, MA — The following five children were baptized at St. Dorothy’s on Sunday, May 20, 2018:Troy Anthony BaroLucas Thomas HealyBrett Cody ManganoMargaret Elizabeth MartinMatthew Philip PerryCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”12 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”