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Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: With nightly curfew restrictions introduced two years ago to limit movement and slow COVID-19 transmission lifted last month, the Manchester Police Division is warning that some communities which have seen an uptick in crimes will not...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: Two brothers, who were charged with robbery and the murder of 76-year-old Mandeville businessman Trevor Meikle in 2016, were freed when they appeared in the Manchester Circuit Court on Thursday. Alwayne Edwards and Steve Edwards were...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEW FOREST, Manchester: Sixteen-year-old Jace Witter’s dream to pursue a career in athletics has begun to materialise following his historic debut performance at this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium....

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on transport and works, Mikael Phillips, has described the current transport sector as one operating without vision and contributing to the lack of order, with what appears to be an underserving policy and operational approach...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester North Western Member of Parliament Mikael Phillips has slammed the $5 billion budgeted for roadworks for the period 2022-2023 as insufficient for the proper maintenance and rehabilitation of roads, mainly in rural areas. Phillips...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: With prostate cancer, the leading cause of death among Jamaican men, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton believes males ought to abolish the perceptions they have of prostate exams, which continue to...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The more than 30 female business owners at the Made in Manchester Expo on Sunday exhibited much more than products and services, but resilience and creativity, amid the pandemic that contributed to the decline in economy...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: While some businesses struggled to stay afloat during the harshest period of the pandemic, several women in Manchester were able to create new businesses or completely revolutionise their offerings to meet existing demands...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: With a number of classrooms rendered unfit for use by the Ministry of Health, no running water, and a student population twice its capacity, administrators at Mile Gully High say they are in dire need of a new school plant...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The plan of the National Solid Waste Management Authority to interest a private investor to convert the country’s waste into energy is being looked at by the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) as a possible major...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WITH AN underwhelming response to vaccine take up, particularly among high-risk groups in the country, after a year of the first batch arriving in the country, the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI) and American Friends of Jamaica have now...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

SPALDING, Clarendon : With the sixth form programme at Knox College growing exponentially, the institution is now seeking to raise just under $200 million to build a complex in approximately 18 months, that will be able to accommodate the growing...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: Taxi operators who ply several routes into sections of Christiana, in the parish, on Monday announced their plans to withdraw their services to the public until a space that can adequately hold them is identified and...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Dozens of entrepreneurs from the parish were able to launch and register their businesses, following their successful participation in the Northwest Manchester Youth Entrepreneurship programme spearheaded by the Central...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

EPPING FOREST, Manchester: With more than 3,500 registered farmers across the Comfort Hall extension zone of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), in Northwest Manchester, some Epping Forest farmers who fall within the defined area...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 10:55 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: What started out for Shattelee Young as a series of shopping sprees, with life readjustments to welcome her first child into the world, has ended with dour preparation for the funeral of a two-day-old baby. Young has...

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...

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