The Registrar General's Department (RGD) plays a key role in national development as it is the only organisation in Jamaica which is responsible for registering the vital events of births, fetal deaths, marriages and deaths. RGD's corporate office and main operating location is at Twickenham Park, St. Catherine and its eight branch offices are in the parishes of Kingston and St.Andrew, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, St. James, St. Ann, Portland and Clarendon. RGD was accorded Executive Agency status on April 1, 1999. The Agency is among the first four pilot entities which became Executive Agencies under the Government of Jamaica's Public Sector Modernisation Project (PSMP). As at April 2007 the agency operates as a Type “C” organization which means that its activities are funded out of its collections. In 2007 the Agency celebrated 126 years of unwavering service to the people of Jamaica.