SWINDLED! New breed of white-collar thieves strike banks
A SIGNIFICANT increase in scams kept the police Fraud Squad busy last year as the unit probed reports of fraudulent transfers of land, employee theft, credit-card fraud, identity theft, and other allegations.
- Jazz festival worth $1 billion, says Bartlett
- Painful wait for persons at Spanish Town Hospital
- Banks taken to cleaners - Local banks swindled out of millions while scammers target high-end vehicles
- Peralto, a passionate party man
- Inauguration travelogue
- Hillside pleads for help
- Dunn to act as secretary general of global media research organisation
Government to review tax incentive schemes
GOVERNMENT PLANS to rationalise the plethora of tax-incentive schemes, starting in the next financial year. A blueprint of tax-reform measures is to be ready in time for the preparation of the 2009-2010 Budget, says Don Wehby, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service
- Woman dies in crash
- Stealing land - Con artists transfer titles without the knowledge of the owner
- Command performance - Lionel Richie sizzles at jazz festival
- Teenager needs emergency heart surgery
- US missiles strike Pakistan
- Barack Obama pitches economic recovery plan
Digicel goes green to nab thieves - Colour-coded cell tower fuel
Mobile company Digicel has colour-coded the fuel used to power its cell towers dotted across Jamaica, saying the measure was meant to dissuade thieves.
- $8 billion scrap metal industry crashes - Local foundries flourish again
- Air Jamaica March sale uncertain
- Credit card troubles
- The magic of refinancing
- Facing the crisis with 'targeted' subsidies - Spend on people, not tax cuts
- Meat processors form new group
- A protective blanket for tourism
Choose electrical appliances with care
- Small businesses a driving force for the economy
Rain slows Jamaica's charge
RAIN AND a soaked outfield slowed Jamaica down, after career-best bowling from Nikita Miller helped them gain a 55-run first-innings lead over the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in the WICB regional four-day competition yesterday.
- SPORTS BRIEFS
- Goldsmith Classic on next month
- Tracey's hot streak continues
- Jockeys Francis, Mitchell notch three-timers
- Portmore, Tivoli in key clash
- Swansea oust Portsmouth 2-0
- Holmwood lead semi charge
- Too much talk, time for action
- Jamaicans prepare for Winter Olympics
- Lucea Police to test unbeaten HQ
EDITORIAL - Getting value for money in education
We probably ought to apologise to Doran Dixon, who is not nearly as well-known nationally as he ought to be. HIs ideas - which we assume he has formulated - for ensuring that the Jamaican taxpayer gets value for the spending on education remain secret.
- Obama yes, abortion no
- Sensible, workable laws needed
- Lincoln, Washington, Obama
- A more multiracial Britain
- Leadership and indiscipline in schools
Letter of the Day - PM and vehicular nightmares
THE EDITOR, Sir: Last night, I had a terrible dream. In the dream, President Obama was visiting Jamaica and our prime minister, travelling in his official car, met him at the airport. The ancient vehicle sputtered from the airport and finally gave up the ghost somewhere in Rema.
ini seeks perfect Jamaican sound
Having conquered Ghana and much of Africa with his music, African dancehall artiste, Samini, is aiming to conquer the rest of the world, but not before he arms himself with the essential musical knowledge he intends to find in the homeland of reggae.
- Denise Hunt sizzles on radio
- Good vibes rule at 'jazz fest'
- 'Sheep in Wolf's Clothing' a bellyful of laughs
- 'Young, Hip, Hype' to take red carpet
- 'Brand Jamaica' gets boost from EU-GOJ project
It's a new day!
Sunday Arts has compiled some of the most striking images of the past week as a personal keepsake for you, with several of the poems that you, our readers, have sent in, expressing your own feelings in the dramatic way in which history has ben re-written.
- SUNDAY SAUCE - The Rose and the Thorn
- Rhone donates Bellas Gate property
- Ashe gives US students a treat
A 'sterling' effort
With last year leaving many financial institutions out for the count, Sterling Asset Management still picked itself up off the canvas. And to celebrate the navigation of a tough 2008, the folks celebrated with loyal clients and partners at the Old Ruins, beside the Mona Visitors' Lodge, on Thursday, January 15.
- MY DOWN TIME - with Garth Walker
- The year's Top 10 personalities
- The biggest winners of 2008!
- It's Hawaii Five-O for Cheryl's 50th
- DOCTOR'S ADVICE - While her husband was away ...
- Who's not! Who's not!
- Movers and shakers of 2008
Obama to the world!
"An observer of the wall-to-wall coverage of the events leading up to Obama's swearing-in as president might think he was witnessing nothing less than the second coming," grumbles the World Socialist website on Inauguration Day.
- Obama's dilemma
- Local government and crisis governance
- A blueprint for tax reform
- Recognising an unsung hero
- Public or private morality?
- A Caribbean wish list for Obama
Sunday Drive - Civic Pride
TODAY'S CIVIC has huge shoes to fill. It's a Honda, so it has to be fun to drive. It has to look modern, yet offer the amount of space that its market segment needs. That niche also wants it to be economical, environmentally friendly and comfortable.