6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Emily Madison is Miss Universe Ja
  2. J’cans seek Diamond League glory in Zurich
  3. Reggae Girlz hunt win against Bermuda
  4. Fear grips Red Hills Road
  5. Easton Douglas’ large legacy
  6. Belmont rocked by double killing

1. Emily Madison is Miss Universe Ja

Nineteen-year-old Emily Madison, Miss Heaven’s Fesco, is Miss Universe Jamaica 2018. Madison, a past student of Campion College, walked away with the prestigious crown after an intense night of competition at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Friday night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Janieve Russell

2. J’cans seek Diamond League glory in Zurich

It will be to crunch time this Thursday and Friday as top athletes who qualified for the IAAF Diamond League finals will be hunting trophies and lucrative cash prizes in Zurich and Brussels, with the first of these finals set for Thursday in Zurich. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Reggae Girlz hunt win against Bermuda

Jamaica will look for their second consecutive win when they face off against Bermuda in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s World Cup Qualifier at the National Stadium today at 7 p.m. In the first game of the double-header, Antigua and Barbuda tackle Cuba at 4 p.m. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Fear grips Red Hills Road

After almost two years of relative peace, long-time rivals in Park Lane and 100 Lane off Red Hills Road in St Andrew have resumed their feud, leaving innocent residents fearful and looking to flee. The deadly violence resumed last Tuesday when 37-year-old Hafia Fowles, said to be the common-law wife of an incarcerated don, was fatally shot by gunmen in 100 Lane. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Easton Douglas’ large legacy

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the late Easton Douglas as a passionate public servant. Douglas, a former Minister of Housing and Health in the 1990s, died this morning after a period of illness. He was 81. In paying tribute, Holness said Douglas served Jamaica with honour and dedication. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Belmont rocked by double killing

The usually quiet community of Belmont in Westmoreland was rocked by the early morning double killing of two men today. The dead men have been identified as 41-year-old Fritz Gerard and 32-year-old Dwayne Bell, both masons. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.