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Published:Thursday | February 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The two-vehicle collision that led to the tragic death of 28-year-old Manchester businessman Llorn Powell on Sunday night has been described as shocking and heartbreaking by those who knew him well. The reports are that at...

Published:Tuesday | February 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COUNCILLORS AT the Manchester Municipal Corporation have expressed displeasure at the poor level of service they continue to receive from the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), despite numerous reports. Their dissatisfaction was further...

Published:Tuesday | February 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

FOLLOWING AN increase in their response activities since January, deputy superintendent of the Manchester Fire Brigade, Rohan Powell, said there needs to now be greater collaboration with the police and other stakeholders to prevent and eliminate...

Published:Saturday | February 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

For Isaiah Ashton, the circumstances that led to him being released from a children’s home into the Friends in Need Safe Home in Manchester decades ago was not luck, but rather a blessing that later transformed his life. The German native, who came...

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: When Yvonne Townsend started the Friends in Need charity in 1992, she had no idea that hundreds of children would be entrusted to her care and underserved families across the island would turn to her as their last resort for...

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

SOMERSET, Manchester: Swirling dust caused by heavy-duty units carrying material through Somerset is just one of several issues that has triggered the ire of residents and taxi drivers, who are demanding solutions. During a protest on Thursday,...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CROSS KEYS, Manchester: A MAN who made good his escape following a daring attack on police at the Cross Keys Police Station, on Tuesday, has left residents in the community and adjoining areas, who believe the police should have done more to...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Eight students of Christiana High School in Manchester are among recipients from across the island who now have a device to access online classes, courtesy of the First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union (FHC). Through the...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEWPORT, Manchester: With schools, particularly at the primary level, having to print material for students in high volumes, administrators at the Manchester-based Bethabara Primary School said they are grateful to have been one of 100 educational...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Scores of individuals across the parish who could not ordinarily afford a doctor’s visit, or those who have been inconvenienced by the scaled down operations at several public health facilities as a result of the pandemic, benefited significantly...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MALTON, Manchester: Two refrigerators. Seven beds. Five phones. Computers and furniture. Even a pear tree in the yard was scorched. But beyond just the loss of possessions, fire in the northeast Manchester community of Malton has left 11...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Following her participation as one of 32 persons shortlisted from over 4,000 applicants in the Expo Live Global Innovator Grant Programme, and one of over 140 innovators in the ongoing World Expo 2020 being hosted in Dubai...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: Member of Parliament for Manchester North Western Mikael Phillips is appealing to the Government to drive rural development by not only creating programmes, but by providing the resources for sustainability. He indicated...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: In an effort to continue empowering rural women in the parish, the non-profit organisation Women of Manchester (WOM) is seeking to expand its operations and help those it serves become more self-sufficient. With approximately five...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The fourth wave of COVID-19 has left the Mandeville Regional Hospital and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) struggling to cope with a sharp surge in the number of patients battling the highly transmissible...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The late matriarch of the Chen family, Hyacinth Gloria Chen, was praised for her resilience, entrepreneurial drive and a heart of love, as relatives paid tribute to her enduring legacy during a small thanksgiving ceremony...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With more than 480 fatalities as a result of motor vehicle crashes last year, and excessive bleeding often the main cause of death, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is taking steps to train members of the public who have...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COBBLA, Manchester: Having lost communication with her brother temporarily and missing him passing by her area over a period of time, the last thing Novlet Smith expected to hear was that he had died and that his body was discovered in a state of...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHUDLEIGH, Manchester: Although 20-year-old Sashanya Hart knew her new bundle of joy could have arrived sooner or later than her delivery due date, she was pleasantly surprised when her baby girl arrived four days later than expected to become the...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Silent Hill, Manchester When Novelette Gayle made the financial sacrifice to expand her family home in the Silent Hill community of Manchester by adding a kitchen to the building, just ahead of the Christmas season, she had no idea that she would...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There will be increased police presence at gaming outlets and other high-risk businesses to deter criminals as Christmas nears. That move is aimed at heading off the threat of robberies which traditionally spike at year end...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Following her recent allegations of the inadequate efforts of councillors in her division to drive road rehabilitation projects, and their refutation of those claims, Manchester Central Member of Parliament Rhoda Crawford...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

BOMBAY, Manchester: Students in Bombay district and adjoining areas who experienced poor network coverage and an inaccessibility to Internet services should now be able to improve attendance to online classes, following the launch of the...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry is urging Jamaicans to become more aware of their rights and responsibilities, noting that the two go hand in hand. Speaking yesterday – which was observed as International Human Rights...

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

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: After a four-month closure, vendors and bar operators at the Manchester-based Melrose Yam Park could be allowed to resume operations at the facility as early as this weekend. Manchester Municipal Corporation CEO Winston...

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