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Jamaica's Sara-Beth McPherson, the 39th place contestant in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship, says she is disappointed that she did not advance to last night's final, but she is happy with her performance. "...

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has issued a statement in the wake of the arrest of several FIFA officials on allegations of corruption. Fourteen FIFA officials and corporate executives were indicted by the United States on Wednesday in a...

The Gleaner today makes another leap in interactive media in Jamaica with the launch of the user-generated Internet portal, myReport. The site, available at www.jamaica-gleaner.com/myReport, allows users to upload text, photo and video content...

ZURICH (AP) : Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate US and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter...

With the start of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season three days away, there are grim indications for the state of the country’s preparedness should a major storm hit. According to Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, the country is not...

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is warning there'll be an increase in showers and thunderstorms across the island for this weekend.  It says this will result from a tropical wave that is expected to move across the island...

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP):Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance yesterday, a day after he was charged in a US corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and...

Ratings agency Moody's yesterday upgraded Jamaica's government bond rating and government-related entities to Caa2 from Caa3, and changed the country's ceilings while maintaining a positive outlook.Moody's Investors Service says their decision to...

The Health Ministry is today expected to outline to the country, its plans and response strategies for the mosquito-borne, Zika virus (ZIKV). Earlier this month, Permanent Secretary, Dr Kevin Harvey, said the outbreak of the virus in Brazil poses a...

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is seeking to clarify his suggestion that the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agencyc (PICA) should be privatised. He made the suggestion during the chaos which ensued last week as persons descended on PICA...

A policeman and two other men are to make their first court appearance today after being charged under the anti-gang law for their alleged involvement in the guns-for-drugs trade between Jamaica and Haiti. Police Constable Kenneth Reid was charged...

The police have released the man they took into custody yesterday following a raid in Kingston and St Andrew relating to a major money laundering scheme.  The man was released last evening without charge following a question and answer session...

A court has withdrawn a ganja charge brought against a man who was waiting to stand trial for almost 40 years. In a statement yesterday, the Justice Ministry, said senior magistrate Judith Pusey withdrew the ganja possession charge that was laid...

The Legal Aid Council is inviting persons with cases languishing before the courts to contact it. Executive director of the council, Hugh Faulkner, notes that a criminal conviction or pending case can affect a person's ability to gain...
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