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   Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 2008, Kingston, Kingston                                SETTING THE STANDARD... LEADING THE WAY it �jut.   It     * an. "k !tw M AVAR A NISSAN KINGSTON, JAMAICA  68 PAGES     including got $30 Walker heads to Customs FORMER DIRECTOR of Elections Danville Walker is expected to be named commissioner of customs today, The Gleaner has been reliably informed. Yesterday, Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw said a new commissioner would be announced today. He was speaking during the Jamaica Civil Service Association's annual general meeting at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. Shaw said the present commissioner of customs, Hector Jones,1 retires today after 39 years of service at Customs. WALKER His departure will mean that we will have to look at a recalibration of how we manage the operations at Customs," the minister said while warning that there would be changes in the department. Walker was forced to resign as director of elections on May 5 because he has an American citizenship. The Constitution bars anyone., who swears allegiance to a foreign power from being a director of elections, senator or member of parliament. The restructuring of Customs is seen as part of Government's plans to increase revenue collection. Shaw, in his contribution to the 2008-2009 Budget Debate, said that the Government planned to amend tax and customs laws to impose stiffer penalties on customs officials convicted of aiding and abetting tax evasion or fraud. POSITIVE Parenting Do you have an angle on positive parenting? Do you think you have the solutions to some of the issues affecting the family? Email those great ideas to phyllis.thomas cgleanerjm.com. Follow The Gleaner's focus on the family on Monday. PHOTO BY BILL CLARK The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee champion Sade Jodi-Ann Dunbar correctly spells her word at the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washfngton, DC, United States, yesterday. She advanced to today's semi-finals. Sade reaches Scripps semis THE GLEANER'S Children's Own national spelling bee champion Sade Dunbar has advanced to today's semi-finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, United States. In the preliminary round yesterday morning, Sade correctly spelled C-O-N-I-F-E-R-O-U-S which means 'cone-bearing'. She progressed to the quarter-final round with 89 other spellers yesterday afternoon where she overcame her first word A-L-L-I-S-I-O-N which means 'the act of dashing against or striking upon'. Sade's second word was S-O-L-F-A-T-A-R-A which is 'a volcanic area or vent that yields only hot vapours and sulphurous gases'. Forty-five spellers remain in the competition from the 288 who entered the competition this year. Viewers can watch the semifinals live on ESPN starting at 10 a.m. local time. Internet users can log on to http:// public.spellingbee.com/public/ resu!ts/round_results to follow Sade's progress. SOMETHING EXTRA A5 EDITORIAL A8 OPINION A9 SPORTS B1 EARTH MATTERS B6 CLASSIFIED B9 MEMORIAM B11 ENTERTAINMENT MOVIES COMICS PUZZLES HOROSCOPE SOCIAL INTERNATIONAL Crime plan clamour T; |HE PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) yesterday demanded that the Government share with the country its approach to curb the escalating crime wave. However,        Prime Minister Bruce Golding is insisting that the development of a crime plan is not the remit of his administration, but that of the police. National Security Minister Colonel Trevor MacMillan has also said the police have responsibility for the crime plan. Questioned last night about his approach, Police Commissioner Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin referred to the five-point initiative, including community policing and the targeting criminal networks, which he announced shortly after assuming the post in December. Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has described the prime minister's remarks as "careless and reckless". She charged that the prime minister has a responsibility to ensure the safety and security of the nation. DOUBLE STANDARDS Simpson Miller accused Golding of double standards, saying he criticised former National Security Minister Dr Peter Phillips for the number of murders committed during his tenure. Speaking during his monthly radio call-in programme 'Jamaica House Live' on Wednesday night, Golding said it was the job of his administration to provide leadership, policy direction and the resources needed to fight crime. "Under the law, the amendment to Section 2 of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act gives the commissioner total control over operational matters," Golding said. This week alone, gunmen have unleashed a wave of terror on WHAT'S YOUR VIEW? LET US HEAR FROM YOU Fax: 922-6223 or email: editor8gleanerjm.com Jamaicans in a number of communities leaving a trail of death. This has pushed the murder toll closer to the 700 mark since the start of the year. IMPACT ON BUSINESS The PSOJ, in a release yesterday, said: "Jamaica's murder rate is among the highest in the world and is having a significant impact on business, in particular tourism, and labour productivity". Recommending key interven- tions that could be undertaken now, the PSOJ said the Government should revisit the Road Map to a Safe and Secure Jamaica, a response spearheaded by MacMillan. RELATED STORY >>> � More murders across Jamaica A3 '� Rise in crime pressuring judicial system - Witter A3 ROAD RAGE No matter how high gas prices rise, there still seems to be too many cars on the road. Follow our extensive feature on traffic woes, which kicks off in The Sunday Gleaner. 1  s'SHBHHf OS THE fJEfcpNDABlfr |TY PEOPLE W B ORLD'S OEST WASHERS & DRYERS 220V/50Cycle Extra Large Capacity washing machine available Maytag Washers � Porcelain enamel top and lid � Stainless steel tub � Extra rinse function Automatic temperature setting  Fabric softener dispenser Maytag Dryers > Porcelain enamel top and lid � Easy-load door opening  Easy-access Lint filter N AVAR A .�-icao-rrv 'motor8 ltd Works hard. Plays harder SHIFT_toughnese Vetricife.^aJes ^.Part^Servi^.Pepai^hts; 5-19 Hanover SJreeyqngjtbh I f#: |48-5409/5459. | Fax: lB67-<)375 | www.nissanjamaica.com �m   

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