RIM Policy Implementation and Sensitisation Programme Launched

first_img The policy will govern records and information management across all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the Government. Implementation of the RIM policy will facilitate accessible, efficient and effective service delivery to the citizenry; data sharing across MDAs; ease of doing business, research and attraction of investments; increased transparency and accountability through the creation, processing, maintenance, use and disposition of records in conformity with local policies, standards and international good practice; preservation of national and cultural identity; leveraging cultural assets; informing the citizenry; and the overall attainment of national development goals. Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the Office of the Cabinet, has launched the Records and Information Management (RIM) Policy Implementation and Sensitisation Programme, geared towards ensuring that all activities and decisions of the Government are fully and accurately documented, managed and monitored. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the Office of the Cabinet, has launched the Records and Information Management (RIM) Policy Implementation and Sensitisation Programme, geared towards ensuring that all activities and decisions of the Government are fully and accurately documented, managed and monitored.The policy will govern records and information management across all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the Government.Implementation of the RIM policy will facilitate accessible, efficient and effective service delivery to the citizenry; data sharing across MDAs;  ease of doing business, research and attraction of investments; increased transparency and accountability through the creation, processing, maintenance, use and disposition of records in conformity with local policies, standards and international good practice; preservation of national and cultural identity; leveraging cultural assets; informing the citizenry; and the overall attainment of national development goals.At the launch, held on October 4 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the RIM policy is transformational and will help with the storage of important records.“Our reality today, in the digital age, is that every small unit has its own de facto registry, and each computer is host to volumes of official records, be it emails or documents, which are saved and stored, often in an unstructured way,” the Minister said.“While this experience is not at all unique to Jamaica, we accept that without a robust RIM system which provides ready access to relevant and historical documents and which evidences our work, we cannot truly offer to the people of Jamaica good governance, sound policy development and decision-making, efficient and effective services or accountability and transparency,” he added.The Minister called on the stakeholders present at the launch, who represented various government MDAs, to ensure that during the implementation there is adherence to managing their digital records in conformity with the prescriptions of the policy, especially with respect to emails, which are official records.Senator Reid also thanked members of the Cabinet Office for their effort, which is contributing to the success of the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation (PSTM) Programme.Meanwhile, Director General, PSTM Programme, Office of the Cabinet, Veniece Pottinger-Scott, shared about the RIM policy.“Implementation of the RIM programme originated within the overall work of the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme at the Cabinet Office, and is regarded as one of the major initiatives aimed at driving public-sector efficiency and enhancing the ease of doing business,” Mrs. Pottinger-Scott said.“It is aligned with Jamaica’s economic growth priorities articulated in the Vision 2030 – National Development Plan. It seeks to address systemic issues that significantly affect public-sector performance, [with] information management being one of them; and records. As such, it is prioritised that the improvement of the quality of government data and the strengthening of information sharing across government, must be our priority,” she added.Copies of the Government of Jamaica Records and Information Management Policy were also presented at the launch to Permanent Secretaries and Directors of Documentation, Information and Access Services in the various ministries.last_img read more

Judge rules SNCLavalin headed to trial on charges of fraud corruption

first_imgMONTREAL — A court of Quebec judge has ruled that SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is headed to trial on charges of fraud and corruption.The decision is the latest step in criminal proceedings that began last fall after the Montreal-based engineering and construction giant failed to secure a deferred prosecution agreement, a kind of plea deal that would have seen the firm agree to pay a fine rather than face prosecution.Over the past four months, SNC-Lavalin has found itself in the centre of a political controversy following accusations from former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould that top government officials pressured her to overrule federal prosecutors, who had opted not to negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement with the company.SNC-Lavalin and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have argued that a criminal trial could trigger the company’s exit to the United States and the loss of thousands of jobs.The RCMP has accused SNC-Lavalin of paying $47.7 million in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011. The company, its construction division and a subsidiary also face one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of $129.8 million.The company can choose a trial by jury or by judge alone. Prior to that, it can opt to apply within 30 days to the Superior Court of Quebec to have Wednesday’s lower court decision quashed.Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC) The Canadian Presslast_img read more

February 4 2011Welcome to the first workshop of t

first_imgFebruary 4, 2011Welcome to the first workshop of the year 2011:[from left]Anthony Weston [ seminar week]Guy Flagg [construction intern]Tony D’Archangel [scholarship program]Colin Evans,Dahong Choe from South Korea,Edwina Harrison from Australia [seminar week],[seated]Special guest Paolo Soleri.last_img

Watch Muscat will leave the country full of problems – Delia

first_imgThe Leader of Partit Nazzjonalista Adrian Delia said that the Leader of Partit Laburista Joseph Muscat will leave the country full of problems as he in not planning for the long run.This was said during a rally in Pieta. Delia stated that although Muscat wants the election to be between the leaders of the Parties, he didn’t want to participate in a debate with him on the television show Xarabank. “Today, the socialist party is just one person”, said Delia. He added that although PL enjoys a majority in regards of numbers and finances, the party solely revolves around Muscat. “He wants us to join him, yet he is leaving soon”, stated Delia.He said that PN is not like the Labour Government, that’s priority is to take control and power, but to serve and accommodate the public. Delia said that politics isn’t just a single person. He added that politics should be determined from the below, and not from above.“Multiple reports condemning Government” Delia reminded the audience about the multiple reports which condemned Government. These include, the Venice Commission, the GRECO report, and that of Moneyval. He also said that Muscat ended up criticising those institutions. Delia said that according to Muscat, no institution is serious unless it falls within his grip. Delia continued to explain how Muscat has spent the past month describing the country as being not normal. The Leader of PN said that Malta has become a country where journalists and foreigners are killed and murdered.Read: GRECO report says Malta’s criminal justice system risks collapseThe Leader of the Opposition also discussed the situation involving the two soldiers currently being accused of killing two men because of their race. Delia questioned why the brigadier did not take action against one of the accused, as he had already committed a similar act in the past. “What does he have to hide? Who was he protecting? What was the act?” asked Delia.Read: Ħal Far murder: 2 arrested; weapon seized; Reactions pour inAccording to Delia, Muscat’s Government does not realise and correct its mistakes. Delia apologised for those who have been hurt because of PN.The Leader PN also stated that Government wants to create social classes where locals and foreigners have different jobs and positions.Delia thanked all the PN candidates campaigning for the Local Council Elections, who are giving a public service despite not receiving any compensation or gratitude. He also thanked all the PN PE candidates for their personal sacrifices. <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintcenter_img WhatsApplast_img read more