Applications for Jamaican citizenship increase by 8 percent

Applications for Jamaican citizenship has increased by 8 percent, according to the island’s Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency.

According to chief executive officer of PICA, Jennifer McDonald, the agency processed a total of 2,000 citizenship applications in 2014.

McDonald says 250,000 applications for Jamaican passports were processed last year, a 28 per cent increase when compared to 2013.

She attributed the improved performance to measures implemented to boost service delivery and efficiency of employees.

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