The Senate was on Friday, September 13, presented with a Bill to amend the Terrorism Prevention Act to enable Jamaica to ratify the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.The Bill also seeks to implement special recommendations made by the financial action task force in regards to money laundering and terrorism financing.The Terrorism Prevention (Amendment Act) 2013 was tabled by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator AJ Nicholson.Some of the provisions include expanding the definition of ‘applicable property’ to include property in the hands of the recipient of a tainted gift.According to the Act ‘applicable property’ means any property that has been used, in whole or in part to facilitate or carry out a terrorism offence; or derived, obtained or realised directly from the commission of a terrorism offence.Amendments are also being made to Section 28 of the Act to allow the Court to make an order for the monetary payment by the offender where in specified circumstances, applicable property is not susceptible to the making of a forfeiture order.Changes are also being made to provide for protection to innocent third parties in possession of applicable property.A decision has also been taken to amend the Act to enable the Financial Investigative Division to apply for monitoring orders, examination and production orders, and forfeiture orders, and restrain orders under the Act.Currently these powers only reside in the Director of Prosecutions, who will retain these powers.A decision has also been taken to amend the Act to provide for additional offences so as to enable Jamaica to ratify the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism done at New York on September 14, 2005.Also the Act is being amended to accede to the 2005 amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material; and the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms.The Bill also seeks to amend the Extradition Act and the Mutual Assistance (Criminal Matters) Act consequentially to include the above mentioned treaties falling within the provisions of those Acts. This is with a view to enabling arrangements between Jamaica and other States parties to the treaties for extradition and mutual assistance in respect of the new offences. The Bill also seeks to implement special recommendations made by the financial action task force Some of the provisions include expanding the definition of ‘applicable property’ Story Highlights A decision has also been taken to amend the Act to enable the Financial Investigative Division to apply for monitoring orders
Classmate, India’s largest Notebook brand, recently announced the launch of its latest innovation – The Classmate Pulse 3D Notebook. The Notebook comes with a category first innovation – to provide an immersive experience through a 3-dimensional cover, enabled through a lenticular board. The 3D notebook from Classmate Pulse, offers a range of designs, each selected to provide an interactive experience for the consumer.The Classmate Pulse 3D Notebook marks ITC Classmate’s commitment towards constantly enhancing user engagement with product experience, learning, and interactivity. In reaching out specifically to the very socially alive youth, the highly innovative Notebook is more than a study aide, it is a potent ‘statement making’ device. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSpeaking about the launch, Shailendra Tyagi, Chief Executive, Education and Stationary Products Business Division, ITC Ltd., said, “ITC Classmate has the driving commitment to ensure consumer delight with its high-quality, innovative and visually appealing products. We also pride ourselves in our ability to appreciate the fact that today’s young generation is unique in several ways – it is technologically savvy, environmentally aware, confident and creative. The notebooks are designed to complement the energy and exuberance of this generation and this new range of 3D notebooks will continue to do the same.” Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardA segment of consumers that is critical to Classmate is the youth. They use a wide range of accessories to reflect their personal identity. It is for this segment that Classmate Pulse was introduced. Classmate introduced Classmate Pulse notebooks which are a range of spiral notebooks. Spiral notebooks are a format that is widely prevalent globally. It allows for convenience while writing and is also durable. The brand, offers multi subject notebooks that is a growing trend amongst college going students. Classmate pulse notebooks are also made from a highly durable poly propylene cover, as opposed to the typical board. This ensures that the notebook remains intact through the typical wear and tear that a college notebook is subjected to. Students can roll it or fold it and the Polypropylene cover will protect the integrity of the notebook. It offers a wide range of designs that are inspired by Boho prints to graffiti art. Each design showcases rich art and textures in vivid palettes. These are notebook designs with the singular objective of being vibrant and colourful. Classmate, India’s largest notebook brand for over a decade, has a consumer spend of nearly Rs 1500 crore. Classmate notebooks are made from eco-friendly paper and is elemental chlorine free. The paper used in Classmate notebooks is sourced internally from ITC’s Paperboards and Speacialty Papers DIvision, thus ensuring consistency in quality as well as appearance. The innovative excellence manifest in the Pulse Notebooks is a key direction which lies at the heart of everything ITC does. Classmate has driven innovation through multiple categories such as Neon and wooden pens from Classmate Octane, Asteroid geometry boxes etc. Each of these have set standards for new developments in their respective categories. The Notebooks are available at all leading stationery outlets and on Amazon and Big Basket.
APTN National NewsAn inquiry into the death of an Indigenous man who died while being transported to hospital by police just wrapped up.As APTN’s Tina House reports, although the family feels relief it’s over, they are still struggling with death.