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Free access: All 256 government websites now zero-rated

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:48 PM

All Government websites can now be accessed free of cost from any Internet-compatible device.

According to Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, all 256 government websites are now zero-rated.

This means that persons can browse these sites without incurring Internet service charges.

Complimentary access is being provided in partnership with telecommunications companies Digicel and Flow.

Yesterday, Dr Wheatley signed an agreement with both companies during a ceremony at his Trafalgar Road offices in New Kingston.

He noted that this arrangement now affords Jamaicans the opportunity to interact with the Government using technology.

The technology minister noted that persons will be able to access critical government services being offered by state agencies such as the Registrar General’s Department, the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, and Tax Administration Jamaica.

Wheatley said he is particularly pleased that students can have 24/7 access to educational material housed on the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s website, which complements the Government’s Tablets in Schools project.