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Govt to purchase additional automated border control kiosks

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid says Cabinet has given approval for US$1.3 million from the airport improvement fees collected at the island's two major international airports to be used to acquire additional automated border-control kiosks.

Reid made the disclosure at the post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House yesterday, where he said the money from the Norman Manley International in Kingston and Sangster International in Montego Bay, St James will also be used to upgrade existing kiosks for use by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).

The automated kiosks, which have been installed at the island's two major international airports, have significantly reduced the processing of passengers.

The kiosk project involves partnership with PICA, through the Ministry of National Security, to reduce congestion at Immigration and Customs during peak periods.

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