Extortion war: Cops fortify special unit, eye new tactics to cripple criminals

At least a dozen police personnel are being summoned to an anti-extortion unit within the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID), which yesterday reported that the criminal practice is burgeoning in major towns....

Cattle to be tagged in praedial larceny fight

CALLING HIMSELF the implementer, Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke yesterday urged his opposite number, J.C. Hutchinson, to give him more ideas on how to tackle praedial larceny, promising to put them in train if they prove to be practicable....

Jamaica at final stage to implement FATCA

Next week, Jamaica and the United States (US) will officially sign the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to implement the US' Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), putting the island well ahead of its CARICOM counterparts."We have actually signed...

Family finds elderly hospital patient with maggots in mouth

Port Antonio, Portland: A Portland family is fuming after allegedly discovering maggots in the mouth of a loved one at the Port Antonio Hospital.The revelation has triggered a probe by the Ministry of Health.The sickening find...

Bankers concerned over Gov't's new revenue measures

The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) has indicated it is concerned that the Government has not presented a more equitable and sustainable strategy to meet the shortfall in revenue for the 2014-2015 fiscal year....

Bishop urges Gov't to share burden

Anglican Bishop The Right Reverend Dr Howard Gregory is urging the Government to show the nation that it is making part of the sacrifice it is expecting of Jamaicans in the current harsh economic climate.Gregory was...

Coudray-Greaves murder case to be heard tomorrow

The case against Ivan Taylor, the man charged with the 2012 murder of Trinidadian schoolteacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves, will again be brought before the St James Circuit Court tomorrow, as the prosecution's case file...

Ghana ready to strengthen ties with Jamaica

THE JAMAICAN Government is being urged by two high-ranking Ghanian officials to move with dispatch to appoint a long-term consul in the oil-rich nation.King Nii Kpobi Tettey, Tsuru III, ruler of the traditional state...

JUTC begins settling debts to claimants

THE JAMAICA Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has paid over a cheque valued at $500,000 on Tuesday to the Corporate Area Bailiff's Office as the state-owned bus company seeks to pay millions in damages awarded...

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