Police crack cyber crime ring
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Financial institutions, particularly those aligned to the Jamaica Bankers’ Association, have pooled human and financial resources in an all-out effort to smash an emerging debit-card scam that is threatening the security confidence of the electronic banking system in Jamaica.
For the first time since the promulgation of the Cybercrimes Act more than eight months ago, the police Monday reported that they cracked a major cyber crime ring, arresting and charging two men for breaching the far-reaching statute. (Jamaica Gleaner)
Jagdeo, Bouterse for linking bridge
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse on Monday held talks with his Guyanese counterpart Bharrat Jagdeo, and agreed to the establishment of appropriate mechanisms to implement decisions, including the construction of a bridge across the Corentyne River linking the two countries.
The communiqué issued after the meeting noted that the two leaders had agreed that it was also absolutely necessary for closer cooperation and coordination between the law enforcement agencies of their two countries if their respective policies, strategies and programmes aimed at combating crime and threats to public security were to be successful. (CMC)
Airport no-show staff suffer reshuffling
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) says it has redeployed staff to ensure that the Kingston airport is properly manned to reduce any inconvenience to the public, after 16 immigration officers failed to show up for work Monday.
PICA said the officers were protesting steps by the agency to clamp down on inaccurate mileage claims.
“Unconfirmed reports indicate that this action is in protest against the non reinstatement by the agency of the payment of mileage claims from the officers for travelling from the head office at Constant Spring Road to the Norman Manley International Airport,” PICA said in a release. (Jamaica Observer)