Brazilian Bliss - Fans heave sigh of relief; celebrate first 2018 World Cup win
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazilians breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after the national team scored two stoppage-time goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup, bringing it closer to a berth in the round of 16.With yellow-and-green T-shirts and...

Double murder baffles Portland farming community
The farming community of Mount Pleasant in west Portland has been rocked by a double murder after the nude body of a Caucasian female, along with that of her husband, was discovered on Friday afternoon.The names of the murdered victims have been...

Government moving to reduce trade deficit with US
Industry and Commerce Minister Audley Shaw is troubled by Jamaica's trade deficit with the United States and has urged the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) to provide more support."The end of March this year, in fact, showed that we imported...

Gov't acquires $40m property for women's shelter
The government is currently finalising arrangements for the acquisition of a property outside Kingston that will be used as a shelter for battered women who are living in fear because of domestic abuse.According to Gender Affairs Minister Olivia...

Increased temperatures for Jamaica
Jamaicans are being advised to brace for possible increased heat conditions as projections show that temperatures are slightly above normal.Ronald Moody, head of the Applied Meteorology Section at the Climate Branch, told The Gleaner yesterday that...

Immaculate drops to number 17 in 2018 high school ranking
Immaculate Conception High has dropped from being the second-highest ranked secondary education institution last year to number 17 this year according to rankings compiled by local think tank, Educate Jamaica.According to the report, 90.7 per cent...

Tufton has big plans to improve children healthcare
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has promised that several measures would be implemented to improve service at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and paediatric care, in general, across the island.Addressing the official opening of the...

Equity needed in assessment of CARICOM fees - Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has embraced the Bruce Golding-led Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission's proposal for greater equity in the assessment and calculation of fees payable to the CARICOM Secretariat and agencies by member states...

Small-time drug traffickers using courier services
Criminals are using the addresses and other credentials of unsuspecting Jamaicans to send drugs through courier and postal services, and the police say that they are catching up on the trend.Speaking at a press conference put on by the Ministry of...

Plans for MoBay leg of Highway 2000 being drafted – NROCC boss
WESTERN BUREAU:Ivan Anderson, managing director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) says that the design for the Montego Bay leg of Highway 2000 is now being drafted and he is expecting that work on...