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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Former Prime Minister (PM) Bruce Golding is calling for greater focus to be placed on the resocialisation of citizens who have fallen victim to moral decay to tackle the country’s high crime rate. Golding, who was speaking...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Thursday indicated that a number of health facilities are set to have long-standing issues addressed, now that the COVID-19 pandemic is not currently having a significant...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: From as far back as she can remember, 19-year-old Kadisha Mitchell has never allowed her socio-economic conditions to kill her dreams of excelling academically and moving one step closer to mobilising her family out of adverse...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COMFORT, Manchester: Her reconstructed arm with 13 pins and a hand with three missing fingers are the macabre reminders of the hellish ordeal 69-year-old Deslyn Gordon survived 10 years ago in Comfort at the hands of man who tried to kill her and...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Councillors of the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) on Thursday expressed their strong disapproval of what they consider to be the health department’s unwarranted opposition to the reopening of the Melrose Yam Park. The facility, which was...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NOT ONLY is Manchester known for its salubrious climate and as the parish ideal for retirees, but it now boasts the highest number of individuals who have lived beyond 100 years old. With 25 centenarians listed on a release from the National...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: One man charged in relation to the stabbing death of 63-year-old Manchester businesswoman Marcia Chin-You last November had his case committed to the Circuit Court on Wednesday when he appeared in the Manchester Parish Court...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

TROY, Trelawny: With a hardy bucket attached, a makeshift zipline transfers goods and people precariously over a yawning river in Troy, a rural district bordering northwestern Manchester and south Trelawny. It’s not for leisure. That’s the daily...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Accounting for more than 10 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in the island, the parish of Manchester continues to mourn the loss of its residents, even as the grim hands of the pandemic seeks to tighten its hold. As at November...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester: Makeshift barriers and damaged buildings metres away from the shoreline in the Alligator Pond area paint a grim picture of loss and worsening danger for those whose residences and livelihoods are threatened by the...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With growing concerns over poor water distribution by the National Water Commission (NWC) throughout the central region without satisfactory responses to their issues, some customers are fast becoming agitated, with plans to boycott the system if...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The chairman of the Finance and Planning Committee of the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) yesterday resigned with immediate effect, dispraising the leadership style of Mayor Donovan Mitchell. “ ... I am unable to...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 1:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite her struggle with maintaining her mental health throughout the ongoing pandemic and preparing for her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, Dannyelle-Jordon Bailey has come out swinging with eight grade ones, seven of them...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With a high percentage of the population still reluctant to being inoculated, and some locals admitting to delaying the process until their preferred brand of vaccine is available, British High Commissioner Judith Slater...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A Manchester councillor has taken Mayor Donovan Mitchell to task for expressing preference for a particular brand of COVID-19 vaccine as the parish struggles to get residents to bump up the vaccination rate, which hovered around 11.19 per cent up...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following a number of incidents where schools have denied students access to classes as a result of what they described as inappropriate attire, among other issues, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Robert Nesta Morgan, is cautioning...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Top Coffee Grove, Manchester National 800m record holder Natoya Goule now has a permanent stamp in the community of Top Coffee Grove in the parish, following the full road rehabilitation in the district she was raised and a street being named in...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Following the closure of the Melrose Yam Park by health inspectors two months ago, chief executive officer at the Manchester Municipal Corporation, Winston Palmer, said the facility could reopen in another three to four...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Through a series of short animated productions, multimedia specialist, educator and animation evangelist, David Martin, is seeking to help young people across the Caribbean to tackle everyday issues and advance their personal and professional...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Manchester Health Department is having a challenge carrying out routine inspections at some rural shops as operators alert each other to the presence of public health inspectors so they can evade efforts to check on their adherence to health...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:45 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Several temporary teachers across the parishes of St Elizabeth and Manchester say they are growing weary of months-long salary delays and what they describe as the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s disregard for their time and effort...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: After losing his mother at age 12 then having his father, who he saw twice per year, die years later, Dareego Gordon and his older brother were eventually evicted from a house he and his older brother called home. Now, the...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

GREEENVALE, Manchester: The death of founder of Modern Ricam Construction, Devon Richards, has left the community of Greenvale in mourning, with beneficiaries of his largesse and mentorship hailing him as a philanthropist. Richards succumbed to...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has cautioned the unvaccinated who continue to cite the unavailability of their preferred vaccine as reason for not taking the jab, to take any vaccine that is available. At the beginning of the...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

BELLEFIELD, Manchester: Sixty-six-year old Nora Henry sat on a wall below her home in Top Bellefield, Manchester, on Tuesday, weighing the risk as she contemplated making a dash to a nearby shop to get food during the lockdown without being spotted...

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