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ON THIS NOTE……….WHA REALLY A GWAAN..IS THIS ABOUT APPEASING THE IMF?

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Lottery Scam Bill passed – Bunting promises early prosecutions
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

THE Anti-Lottery Scam Bill finally completed the parliamentary circuit in the House of Representatives yesterday and immediately Peter Bunting promised early prosecution of scammers who have been destroying people’s lives and damaging Jamaica’s name internationally.
“That certainly is our intention,” Bunting, the national security minister, told Opposition spokesman on national security Delroy Chuck, who had suggested that lottery scammers seemed to be sneering at the Bill and the possibility of being extradited to the United States for trial and that it would need prosecutions to win public support.
(L-R) BUNTING… once we receive an extradition request, once it is compliant and lawful, it will be dealt with. CHUCK… Opposition is hoping that the Act will be implemented as soon as possible
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“That’s why we are moving this Bill through all its stages urgently, so that it will come into law and the police will have this tool,” the minister said as he closed the debate on the bill, officially titled the law reform (Fraudulent Transactions) Act 2013, after the House approved 14 amendments made by the Senate last week Thursday.
The Bill will now go to the governor general to be signed, after which it will be gazetted, then become law.
Yesterday, Chuck said that the Opposition is hoping that the Act will be implemented as soon as possible, as the matter is of national importance and has been giving Jamaica a very bad image abroad.
“Until we have prosecutions of these scammers, we are going to have this destructive operation continuing,” Chuck said.
“Once we receive an extradition request, once it is compliant and lawful, it will be dealt with as provided for in our extradition act and the various treaties that cover that,” Bunting said.
Chuck also thanked the Senate for “fine-tuning” the Bill and coming up with 14 amendments, most of which sought to protect legitimate operators and operations who might have become victims of the wider provisions of the original act.
Bunting said that while some of the amendments might seem like semantics, in talking about illicit gain there was the need to avoid any question of legitimate businesses which end up benefiting from some “small fraction” of the profits from the lottery scam being treated as scammers.
He said that he had met with the Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding, Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Senator Arthur Williams, and the drafters of the Bill from the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to discuss the issues raised by the Senate.
“We went over this for a long time, and I was satisfied, not being a lawyer myself, that the changes adequately addressed the concerns,” he said. He also noted that both sides of the Senate had agreed on the amendments.
Concerns about the legality of aspects of the Act, the key legislative tool in the fight against the lottery scam, led the Senate to delay passage of the Bill by a week, and eventually make 14 amendments, including provisions regarding being contaminated by the proceeds of the scam.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Lottery-Scam-Bill-passed_13957898#ixzz2Oo6ZxntX

8 Responses to ON THIS NOTE……….WHA REALLY A GWAAN..IS THIS ABOUT APPEASING THE IMF?

  • my2cents says:

    Met people haffi nyam and as it is now in Jamaica majority of the people don’t have a steady income so people ago try find a way out. If people fool enough fi think dem win how much million but still haffi send money fi clear taxes and whatever, a fi dem damn business and me nuh sorry fi dem. Some a dem too damn greedy too so dem just fi get scammed. Food haffi nyam and people haffi live so dem ago do so one way or another. We can say dem fi find job and go school and all that but the reality is, money nuh deh fi go school and even if dem go, when dem come out dem cyah get no job or going to school neva mek sense caz when dem come out dem still get minimum wage jobs. If dem have a little business idea, dem need money fi start up so dem just haffi turn to illegitimate ways if there are no legitimate ways.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dockGz0ixKE

    Dat me a say.

  • de observer says:

    a dat mi sey to,2cent, food haffi nyam….so wen a contract comes in to kill somebody mi ago tek it, if mi si a way how mi can trick some underage girls to sell pussy , aguh dweet, mi aguh start rob people, afterall as yu sey, food haffi nyam……..strong must prey pon d weak……..ya so mi live, dnt have an option b, rite now……….a hope unno si d real problem wid jamaica, bout food haffi nyam!!

  • my2cents says:

    De Observer, me nah say me condone certain tings enuh, but the reality is that desperate times call fi desperate measures and as me say, food haffi nyam and people haffi live, so whether we like it or not, people ago do all the things u said and more fi get it.

    All me a say is dis, as it relates to the scamming situation, if people fool enough fi a sen money fi clear money, dem very stupid and dem jus fi get scammed. Nuff a dem likkle old people deh siddung pon dem money and dem soon dead but dem greedy enough fi still want more. Mi nuh sorry fi none a dem unless dem get scammed some other way weh nuh obvious.

  • my2cents says:

    One a we biggest problems is that people nuh have access to certain things weh dem want and need. That poverty problem alone creates many others behind it. If people were living comfortably, a lot of our problems would be solved but because donkey say di world nuh level, people ago just do what dem haffi do and what they do is not always what we will like but a so it go. Putting people in prison and all a dem bullshit deh nah go solve we problems. If we wah solve problems we haffi start from the root causes, we cyah just pick off leaves and think di tree ago dead. It nuh work so

  • PhantomPhoenix says:

    de observer…..good damn post! now dem nham de food is time fi pay de cost fi de FREE meal. extradite dem mek dem go face de people who fah food dem nhame OFF and go belch, vomit and shit out said food inna de US prison system.

  • Send them all to jail and dash wey the key, wrong is wrong and no part of this scamming situation can be seen as a good thing. If anything Jamaica thrives on tourism and this is no good for the island.

  • Anonymous says:

    MR BUNTING A WICKED, U EVER HEAR DEM A TALK UP MORE EDUCATION N LESS PRISON, A SO WI MARK DEM. GOD HAV A BEATEN FI U, PETA PHILLIPS, OMAR DAVIS, D REST A PNP N ALL JLP, UNNO TOO WICKED AND EVERYBODY SI WEH A GWAAN, PROTEST SOON START INFRONT A UNNO HOUSE, WI AGO TEK IT TO UNUU HOUSE WEH UNNO SLEEP NITE N DAY N WI NAAH LEF TIL UNUU RESIGN.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    D BIGGEST SCAM A LOTTERY, EYE WATA MONEY, POOR PPL MONEY, GIVING DEM DIS USELESS HOPE BOUT IF U DOE HAV TICKET U DOE HAV CHANCE. BUN OUT DEEZ DUTY WAYS WEH DEEZ POLITICIANS HAV TOWARDS D SO CALL PPL OF THEIR CONSTITUENCE.

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