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Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

From greater development of rural areas and townships to stronger accessibility to education and training, proper management of solid waste and increased camaraderie that fosters positivity and growth, Manchester leaders are hoping to realise these...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Stakeholders in Manchester are making greater efforts at collaborating with residents as they seek a better understanding of the triggers of domestic violence, with the aim of implementing early intervention to help to...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After 37 years of building a platform on which to showcase its products and services for the agricultural, water and energy sectors, Isratech Jamaica Limited has opened a second location which will also serve as a logistics centre for the...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Smarting from criticism of his handling of the country’s affairs, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has accused the parliamentary Opposition of seeking to exploit Jamaica’s swirling crises for “political one-upmanship”. The...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With tear-stained faces, regret and anger, hundreds bade their final farewell to 61-year-old community stalwart Chieftin Campbell on Saturday. Campbell, who returned from Kingston in 2013 to live in his childhood district of Victoria Town in south...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, 18-year-old Justeena Rhone grasped the opportunity to make money selling newspapers, shooting for her dream of saving towards becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Every...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A war of words has developed between the Manchester Central member of parliament (MP) and the councillor for the Bellefield division over commendations extended to the National Works Agency (NWA) for executing road repairs in the municipal division...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The stigma attached to mental illness and a lack of support from the families of those who battle the issue and homelessness continue to drive the increasing demand for free, adequate intervention programmes geared towards...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With a fear of being targeted by criminals or being overcharged by contractors, most returning residents are now opting for smaller homes on their return to the island after retirement, but realtors note that such options are hard to come by. The...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Despite Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell, who is councillor of the Royal Flat Division in the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC), indicating that he will not be seeking re-election in the next local government polls,...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEW GREEN, Manchester: People’s National Party (PNP) Senator Damion Crawford has called out the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)-led Government for what he says is their role in enabling the system to work against the Jamaican people instead of for them...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: On Sunday, Shanice Walters’ childhood dream of entering and walking away with the crown in the Miss Manchester Festival Queen Competition became a reality. From the small town of Litchfield, Grove Place, Manchester, the 23...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: While a number of stakeholders in Manchester continue to eye city status for the parish’s capital and lobby for the consideration of this title, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said Mandeville must first complete a master...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Economic activity in the parish of Manchester is expected to gain momentum in the coming months following the completion of the newest business process outsourcing (BPO) centre in Bloomfield, Mandeville, which is set to...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WILLIAMSFIELD, Manchester: Residents of Hope Village, which is located near Williamsfield in Manchester, have now joined those from other districts in voicing their displeasure at the effects of ongoing work on the Williamsfield to May Pen leg of...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With his head bowed, Andre Bromfield’s posture evoked defeat as he was sentenced to 18 years and five months in prison for killing his lover, 24-year-old Shantell Whyte, more than two years ago. The former delivery...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester North Western Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips has accused the Jamaica Labour Party-led Government of continuously mishandling the country’s affairs, which, he said, has directly affected the poor. Phillips, speaking at the...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The autopsy of 62-year-old Chieften Campbell, who died shortly after being attacked by a mob in Mandeville earlier this month, has been reportedly pushed back to Saturday. The autopsy was originally scheduled for Tuesday. Campbell was attacked and...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Angela Brown Burke, is calling on the Government to introduce more tangible solutions to helping teachers meet qualification requirements stipulated in the Jamaica Teaching Council bill. Her recommendation...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Community involvement for Labour Day projects scheduled across the parish this year were considered underwhelming by stakeholders who believe the spirit of the day is dwindling. The beautification of the greens, general cleaning, cutting of the...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: Mining Minister Audley Shaw is again calling for focus to be placed on the diversification of mining and extraction activities in the island, to sustain the industry beyond the bauxite era, which is projected to come to an end in the...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A Manchester father has been left disappointed in the island’s justice system after the murder charge against a man accused of killing his daughter was reduced to manslaughter. Alton Whyte told The Gleaner that the development has not made the two...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Deputy Superintendent Rohan Powell of the Manchester Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade believes that installing speed traps along accident-prone roadways in the parish could help to reduce cases of reckless driving and...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), the Mandeville Regional Hospital has secured 40 pieces of clinical supplies and equipment at a cost of $7 million, to boost patient care at the facility. Among the items handed...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

VICTORIA TOWN, Manchester: Family, friends and members of Victoria Town community in south Manchester remain in heavy mourning over the tragic death of a resident, 62-year-old Chieftin Campbell, who they said looked out for the interests of...

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