Jamaicans Warned: Beware Of Fraudulent Employment Agencies

Hardbeatnews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Sept. 28, 2005: The Jamaican government is warning nationals going after overseas jobs advertised by local employment agencies to be very cautious.

The warning comes amidst the shut down of Tanka International and several other employment agencies by the island’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security in recent weeks.

Senior Director of the Ministry’s Manpower Services Division, Barrington Bailey, was quoted by JIS News as saying, “We have been getting the support of the police and we have arrested a few persons…we had about seven over the past two months. Some have gone to court and have been found guilty, others are before the courts and we still have one or two others that are very elusive.”

The ministry says that Tanka International, operated by American Peter Ntankey, is not authorized to recruit workers from Jamaica to send them overseas. Ntankey is suspected of running scams on job seekers.

Officials are now demanding his extradition. – Hardbeatnews.com

Jamaicans Warned: Beware Of Fraudulent Employment Agencies

Hardbeatnews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Sept. 28, 2005: The Jamaican government is warning nationals going after overseas jobs advertised by local employment agencies to be very cautious.

The warning comes amidst the shut down of Tanka International and several other employment agencies by the island’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security in recent weeks.

Senior Director of the Ministry’s Manpower Services Division, Barrington Bailey, was quoted by JIS News as saying, “We have been getting the support of the police and we have arrested a few persons…we had about seven over the past two months. Some have gone to court and have been found guilty, others are before the courts and we still have one or two others that are very elusive.”

The ministry says that Tanka International, operated by American Peter Ntankey, is not authorized to recruit workers from Jamaica to send them overseas. Ntankey is suspected of running scams on job seekers.

Officials are now demanding his extradition. – Hardbeatnews.com