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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...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Bellefield, Manchester Scores of persons, including children, turned up at the Bellefield vaccination site on Tuesday to receive the second dose of the vaccination, despite the difficulty in securing transportation on no-movement days. At midday,...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Pressed by the heart-rending stories of the effects of COVID-19 and the limited resources locally to fight the deadly virus, 16-year-old Gabrielle Cleary said she had to play her part, by donating to at least one cause at...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COLEYVILLE, Manchester: Following The Gleaner’s story, published last Tuesday, of a fire that left 18 persons homeless in the community of Coleyville in the parish ,the Jamaica Broilers Group was alerted and has since made a substantial donation...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COLLEYVILLE, Manchester: For over 40 years, the seven-bedroom dwelling located in the Coleyville community in the parish was the only home the family of 18 knew. But last Thursday, they lost everything after fire gutted their dwelling, leaving them...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Healthcare workers at the Mandeville Regional Hospital are struggling to decide which patients are administered oxygen support and which ones have to wait – a crisis exacerbated in the last week as coronavirus infections and...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With a 150 per cent increase in the number of persons seeking assistance at the Candle in the Dark Ministries since 2018, the Manchester-based facility is embarking on an expansion project with a night shelter to...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DOWNS, Manchester: They were just about seven minutes from home on their way back from a drive to Ocho Rios in St Ann, but they never made it. Thirty-three-year-old Rassie Tafari Phillips as well as 36-year-old Sanjay Caine and his 14-year-old...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, MANCHESTER: At its 98th commencement and graduation ceremony yesterday, where over 500 students were presented with degrees, the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) conferred an Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts Degree on veteran...

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