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Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Folklorist and cultural researcher Vivienne Morris is a true patriot who relishes any opportunity to speak about culture and the rich Jamaican heritage. However, Morris is concerned that traditions that tell the story of our roots are becoming...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:36 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CROSS KEYS, Manchester: One week since taxi operator Dalton Greenwood was bludgeoned along Caledonia Road in Mandeville by another cabbie, relatives who have viewed a viral video of the attack continue to relive the ordeal each time they visit the...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Burdened by an influx of individuals who present with serious injuries as a result of motorcycle crashes, the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Tuesday welcomed a much-needed donation of orthopaedic equipment, among other...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:25 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: Though she missed the opportunity to medal in the 800 metres final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, middle-distance runner Natoya Goule is being hailed as a champion whose performance will continue to inspire young athletes. Goule first...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Though a lover of computers and its operations, the transition from face-to-face classes to a virtual classroom was one of the most difficult things for Moses Wallace to contend with as he prepared for the Primary Exit...

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica With the third vaccination blitz under way across the island and the second to be accommodating persons as young as 18 years old, young vaxxers in Manchester are encouraging Jamaicans to be proactive and get the jab. Nineteen-...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Banana Ground, Manchester Several communities across Jamaica have produced some great talents who continue to contribute to national development and represent the island on the global stage. One such is the small community of Banana Ground in...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: In the wake of a violent dispute between two cabbies in Mandeville that left one hospitalised and the other in police custody, the head of the Central Manchester Taxi Association has condemned hustlers for swarming the town...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

OVER THE next three months, approximately 40 aspiring entrepreneurs in agro-processing, across the parish, will undergo a series of training that will allow them to secure $100,000 in seed grant, following the registration of their businesses. The...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Royal Flat division, Donovan Mitchell, has described as unfortunate the barbs hurled by two People’s National Party vice-presidential nominees at Manchester Central Member of Parliament Rhoda Crawford,which drew national outrage...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: As scores of residents in Porus, Manchester, and surrounding communities continue to ponder the fate of their livelihood with the impending South Coast Highway structured to divert some traffic away from the commerce hub,...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Craighead, Manchester: Residents of the Craighead community and surrounding areas continue to protest the impending closure of the church-owned Bigwood Early Childhood Institution, and the removal of the board chairman and pastor of the affiliated...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Comfort, Manchester: The once quiet, averagely populated community of Comfort has now gained notoriety as a one of the parish’s hotspots for crime and violence, ranking among areas on the police’s radar for gang-related activities, shootings and...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell’s dramatic resignation may have been spurred by opposition from councillors to his June 30 decision to lay off more than a dozen municipal police following an altercation between one cop and...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:54 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

GEORGE WILSON, Manchester: More than 100 residents who have no registered electricity in the small community of George Wilson, Craighead, are appealing for local government authorities to fund the build-out of infrastructure to take them out of...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:52 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A slain serial larcenist has been positively identified in more than 30 cases of sacrilege and shop break-ins across Manchester stretching back several years, investigators have confirmed. Garnette Dixon, 37, also known as ‘Polo’, of Resource,...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHANTILLY, Manchester: The Manchester police are confirming the shooting death of man near his home in the Chantilly community in the parish. The dead is man has been identified as 35-year-old Richard Powell. Reports are that about 9 p.m. on Monday...

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

MANCHESTER, Jamaica As the issue of scamming continues to add to the high levels of criminality in the country, commanding officer of the Manchester Police Superintendent Gary Francis is appealing to the public to be vigilant when doing business...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: For the month of June, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has removed 1,301 throw-ups in several communities across central, south and northeast Manchester even as they seek to encourage residents to secure electricity legally. However,...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite a reduction in emergencies for the month of June, the Manchester Fire Department says there are constraints as a result of the unavailability of labour and is looking forward to the addition of new trucks to the existing fleet. “We are...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Though Manchester has recorded a 48 per cent reduction in murders since the start of the year, according to police reports, there are now increased calls for greater reliance on prayer to remedy the moral decline and consistent issues of...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Currently holding eight of the 15 divisional seats across Manchester, the People’s National Party (PNP) councillors are banking on the electorate to prevent a repeat of the general election, where several PNP stronghold areas became green. For...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has said that the shelters across the island are in an advanced state of readiness. Following a two-week tour of a number of the facilities, the minister said that the...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the forecast that Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) will increase by over 3.6 per cent this year and that the economy will regain strength in 2022, heads of some of the largest local-based corporations are encouraging the Government to...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce and Member of Parliament for Northeast Manchester Audley Shaw is encouraging Jamaicans to adopt the initiative of planting trees as not just a means to help the Government achieve its three-year goal to...

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