Smile Jamaica Interview

Friday, 16 January 2015 by

Getting the word out – PICA’s CEO, Jennifer McDonald (centre) and ICT Director, Keith Montaque provide information on the recently installed automated immigration kiosks to TVJ’s Dahlia Harris. The occasion was an interview on the station’s Smile Jamaica morning time programme on Thursday, January 15, 2015. The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency commissioned into service

Thanks for inviting me to share this Christmas dinner with you and to share my thoughts as well. I know many of you have experienced life outside of Jamaica and I am sure you’ll agree that there is no Christmas like a Jamaican Christmas – We have the warmth of our climate and the warmth

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) has formally launched into operation, five automated immigration kiosks to process airline passengers arriving in the island at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston. The launch was held on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Government VIP Lounge at the NMIA. The five kiosks were acquired

The Jamaican Government has issued an immediate travel ban against certain persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This ban extends to persons ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as persons who have travelled to or

Supreme Ventures Limited has made a commitment to provide funding to the tune of $7M to purchase a fever scanning machine, Ebola kits and thermometers to aid in the fight against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease to Jamaica. This donation comes a week after Sagicor made a donation of $4.3M to purchase a

Sagicor Funds Fever Scanning Machine

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 by

PICA’s CEO, Jennifer McDonald accepts a cheque for $4.3M from Mr. Richard Byles, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sagicor Group. The presentation was made at a press conference on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Sagicor’s Head Office in New Kingston. The funds will be used to purchase a fever scanning machine for the

From June 13 – 15, 2014, PICA participated in the 4th Biennial Diaspora UK Conference held in Birmingham, England . The theme for the conference was Our Heritage, Our Legacy: working together to build a Sustainable Diaspora Movement. The Agency was among several local and UK entities to set up a display table. In addition,

The visa waiver arrangement, that had been in place for Colombians, Panamanians and Venezuelans since December, 2011 has been extended indefinitely as from March 14, 2013. The arrangement was originally a short-term initiative that was scheduled to expire after four months; however it had been repeatedly extended over time. The latest expiration date was March

The Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA) has entered into a co-location agreement with yet another public sector body to provide an additional location for customers applying for passports. Consequently, as of Tuesday, April 2, persons living in and around Mandeville can apply for their passport at the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) in that town.