Monthly Archives: August 2019

Crewe’s illegal money lender sent to jail

An illegal money lender who also traded in illicit tobacco products has been jailed following an investigation led by the Cheshire East Council’s Trade Standards team. Vincent Hamilton’s black market operations were halted after council agents worked in partnership with England’s illegal money lending team and the Cheshire Police. Hamilton, 56, of Badger Avenue, Crewe, […]

Punitive or insufficient? Debate rages on over $ 10,000 cash limit

Announced in last year’s federal budget, the government opened the proposal to public consultation between July 26 and August 12 on plans to criminalize businesses making or accepting payment in cash of $ 10,000 or more by introducing penalties of up to two years in jail and $ 25,200 in fines. The measure, which is […]

Farmers want PWD to draw maximum amount of water from Periyar dam

Farmers in Madurai want the Public Works Department to draw the maximum amount of water from the Periyar Dam to fill the Vaigai Dam to facilitate the rapid release of water for irrigation in dual-crop and single-crop areas in the districts of Madurai and Dindigul, and also to prevent a possible overflow to the Kerala […]