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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 12:42 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Ten students at Manchester High School were on Monday awarded scholarships amounting to $550,000 from the class of 1992, as part of their efforts to drive education and give back to the institution that moulded them. The...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 12:30 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WILLIAMSFIELD, Manchester: For close to a year, residents of Hope Village in Williamsfield, Manchester, have had to be storing water in bottles, buckets, and tanks because of a shift in the supply arrangement between the UC Rusal-owned Windalco...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2023 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester As the nation continues to grapple with the rise in crime and violence and a greater need to implement more preventative measures to cauterise the upsurge, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck is encouraging citizens to play...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2023 | 12:59 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: A 24 per cent increase in serious crimes in 2023 has helped spur the call from Manchester’s police commander for divine intervention and stronger police-citizen relations. Eighteen break-ins and seven robberies up to January...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: He started out filling in for a friend who would take long trips away on the farmwork programme and needed someone to fill in for him as a postal worker. Today, 40 years later, Patmore Meikle continues to shine as a standout mailman,...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 1:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: All hospitals in the southern region now have at least two ambulances in their fleet, including a new customised unit, following last Friday’s handover of four ambulances and two service vehicles, valued at just over $77...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After 50 years in operation, the Alphansus Davis High School, formerly Spalding High, is now more poised for growth, says principal of the institution, George Henry. At a church service held on Sunday, January 8, to commemorate the milestone,...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2023 | 1:45 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: After several failed attempts to reach their sister and calls to the police on Tuesday morning, relatives of the victims of a double murder in Providence district, Christiana, Manchester, were left with many unanswered...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2023 | 1:42 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: January 3 – the date once recognised as the Ellises wedding anniversary – has now become tainted for their relatives and friends, whose most vivid memory will now be that of a wife lying in a pool of blood and a husband...

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...

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