SAN JUAN – The Jamaican government said on Monday it would soon launch an electronic business registration system to “facilitate a hassle-free and more convenient option to transacting business.”
The registration and regulations form will be available “soon” online for entrepreneurs to submit documents, requests and pay fees, the Companies Office of Jamaica, or COJ, said in a statement.
“The electronic business registration form is just converting the manual form to an electronic version and this will allow you to register your business name or your company from wherever you are in the world, and to be ready to start working,” COJ CEO Judith Ramlogan said.
People who lack access to the Internet or a computer can still use the electronic form since kiosks are expected to be set up at selected Tax Administration Jamaica offices and the COJ, Ramlogan said.
The COJ has held discussions with the Caribbean Secretariat and the different registrars of companies “for the establishment of an online registry for CARICOM companies.”
CARICOM’s members are Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.