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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....



'Phillips not to be trusted'

WAVING A copy of The Gleaner for fellow legislators to see, opposition spokesman on finance, Audley Shaw, said Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is not to be trusted; saying the announcement of new taxes...



SFP for NY's adidas Grand Prix

Organisers yesterday announced that 2014 World Indoor 60-metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been confirmed for the adidas Grand Prix Diamond League meet in New York on June 14.Fraser-Pryce, the 2013 IAAF World...



Toyota outsells rivals again

Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday that it sold a record 2.583 million vehicles in the January-March period, putting the Japanese automaker ahead of Detroit-based General Motors Company at 2.42 million and Volkswagen of Germany at 2.4 million....

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Hee-hawing with NEPA over NSWMA

THE NATIONAL Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), this week, engaged in a bit of high comedy by threatening to withdraw the environmental permits it granted merely a month ago to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the...



Jamaican taxpayer just can't win

THE EDITOR, Sir:While we're all up in arms about the transaction tax, it looks like we've missed another sleight of hand by this administration.



Cellphones helping to boost literacy

FRANCEPARIS (AP):A study by the United Nations education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.Paris-based UNESCO says 774 million people worldwide cannot read, and most...



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