Online Official Gazette will save over $300,000
The Government is to switch to an online version of its official gazette, MPs heard yesterday. Lovitta Foggo, government reform minister said the change would remove an “administrative burden” that cost the taxpayer $319,000 a year.
Ms Foggo told the House of Assembly that a move away from newspaper advertising of official notices to an online version was part of how “communications channels have evolved over time”.
Ms Foggo said: “Some government notices, particularly those that are time sensitive or require wider distribution, may continue to be published in the traditional and/or social media.”
She said the Government would also consult the public over the change, which she said was expected “prior to the end of the third quarter”.
Michael Dunkley, the shadow minister, signalled the Opposition’s support.
Rolfe Commissiong of the Progressive Labour Party said that continuing to read print media was a sign of “getting somewhat old”, and that many younger people did not.
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