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Major players in debit/credit card cloning scam captured

Three men said to be major players in the cloning of  debt and credit cards, have been captured by the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID)The men were arrested during an operation last Friday in Portmore, St Catherine.They were reportedly caught installing a camera and a skimming device, at an Automated Banking Machine.More than a dozen [...]

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Job cuts coming at Sagicor Bank

RJR News has been informed that job cuts are coming at the recently merged Sagicor Bank.However, the number of  posts to be cut has not yet ascertained by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, BITU.The union represents more than 400 workers at the bank which recently took over RBC Jamaica. When contacted, BITU President-General Kavan Gayle confirmed [...]

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Former NWA official and senior cop held in raid

A former senior official of  the National Works Agency (NWA) and his brother, an Inspector of  Police, remain in custody as the Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) continues its probe into a major fraud and conspiracy racket.The former NWA executive and two directors of  his company were nabbed early Friday during MOCA-led operations [...]

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Job cuts coming at Sagicor Bank

RJR News has been informed that job cuts are coming at the recently merged Sagicor Bank.However, the number of  posts to be cut has not yet ascertained by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, BITU.The union represents more than 400 workers at the bank which recently took over RBC Jamaica. When contacted, BITU President-General Kavan Gayle confirmed [...]

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Ellington and Bent refuse to cooperate in Al Miller trial

The trial of head of the Fellowship Tabernacle, Reverend Al Miller commenced on Thursday before the Corporate Area Criminal Court.Miller is on trial on charges of  harbouring a fugitive and attempting to pervert the course of  justice after former fugitive Christopher “Dudus” Coke was found in his vehicle during the 2010 island wide manhunt.However, there was [...]

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Over 20 persons arrested in lottery scam crackdown

For the third time this week the police have arrested several persons suspected to be linked to lottery scam activities. On Thursday, the Lottery Scam Task Force carried out raids in the western parish of St James.More than 20 persons from 10 communities were taken into custody.       The operations were conducted in Rhyne Park, Cambridge, Mount Carey [...]

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Regional students losing class time – World Bank

LIMA, July 24, 2014—Every week, public school students in Latin America and the Caribbean are deprived of the equivalent of one full day of class, according to a new World Bank report. The source: the low teacher effectiveness.Based on unprecedented research involving the observation of more than 15,000 classrooms in 3,000 primary and secondary schools [...]

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Jamaica sees increase in visitor arrivals

Jamaica’s tourism sector has recorded an uptick in arrivals for summer. Tourism Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeil says figures have increased over last year.“This month we are doing well and the forecast into the Summer is positive,” Dr. McNeil told RJR News.He added that while it was too early predict how the sector will perform during [...]

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Pittsburgh residents warned to look out for Jamaican scammers

A warning has been issued to residents of  Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania in the US to be on the look out for the Jamaican lottery scam.Allegheny County District Attorney, Stephen Zappala, says scammers have been targeting persons in the area. Callers claim to work for Publisher’s Clearing House, which is a legitimate sweepstakes firm. The scammers tell residents [...]

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Jamaica's U-15 cricketers on the losing end

Jamaica’s under 15 cricketers could not replicate their tournament opening victory in the regional competition in Kingston, going down  by three wickets to the Windward Islands at Kensington Park in 2nd round  action on Thursday.     The Jamaicans first posted 255-7 with Dominic Samuels making 90 not out, captain Raewin Senior 64 and Dorrel Thomas 29.Daneal Dupigny, [...]

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