May 21, 2014:
New smart cards from the National Insurance Board will be available beginning today. NIB’s $400,000 initiative will see the replacement of the existing yellow paper card with one that resembles a driver’s licence and has a photo and a smart chip.
Guests, Marjorie Delaney, NIB Executive Officer, and Gerard Elliott, Asst. Director, New Providence Operations, tell us the new card is expected to limit the possibility of fraud.
Officials say there will be no charge for the new cards, which will not be used national identity cards, at least not initially.
The cards are available at NIB offices. But beginning today and through the end of the month, NIB representatives will be at the malls in New Providence from 11am to 7pm. The process is expected to only take a few minutes. Registrants with NIB – practically every citizen of the country – are asked to bring their old cards and photo identification.
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