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Friday, August 11, 2006 

Tackle this birth certificate crisis now

Friday, August 11, 2006

If we had any lingering doubts about how serious our situation is in regards to birth certificates, then this week's Sunday Observer story should have dispelled them by now.

The report out of the Registrar-General's Department (RGD) is that scores of Jamaicans are unable to claim pensions for which they have worked all their lives in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States, because they have no valid birth certificates.

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