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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: In a bid to stave off an expected surge in COVID-19 cases in the next few weeks, Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell says that enforcement teams will be stepping up operations to ensure greater adherence to protocols and...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: The sound of bullets ripping through their loved one and the wails following their impact will forever scar the memory of relatives and residents of Brockery, Christiana, who recalled Wednesday’s shooting death of 14-year-...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: At least one of the three suspects arrested in relation to the killing of businesswoman Marcia Chin-You is on the verge of being charged, Superintendent Gary Francis, commanding officer of the Manchester police, has...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CEDAR GROVE, Manchester: He was believed to be the life of the party, the one who could make light of any situation, and a promising young man whose goal was to become a broadcast journalist and give back to his mother for the sacrifices she made...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Losing Independent Manchester Central candidate Rohan Chung has said previous statements on funding for his campaign were misinterpreted, having told The Gleaner ahead of the September 3 polls that his run for office was...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is ready to push its strategic plan for hybrid learning that will extend its global reach. Director of Corporate Communication, Marketing and Public Relation at the institution, Byron...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Christiana, Manchester: A four-year-old boy has now been left traumatised after witnessing the death of his father, a shop operator, in the Job Lane district of Christiana, Manchester, on Saturday night. The Manchester police have confirmed the...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

HARWOOD, Clarendon: The Police Federation has described Saturday night’s killing of Constable Kirkland Plummer in the central Jamaica district of Harwood as “a stark reminder of lawlessness in the society”. Communications director at the federation...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

KIRKVINE, Manchester: Approximately 120 dairy farmers employed to the Kirkvine Refinery in Manchester and St Ann, operated by Russian Company UC Rusal, are refusing to work until negotiations for a four per cent wage increase are finalised....

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) will now be able to strengthen their service offering and particularly their fight against COVID-19, following a donation of over $2 million in equipment from the Central Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wigton, South Manchester A compromised roadway caused by what residents believe to be caused from mining by bauxite company Alpart, has heightened the fears of residents in sections of Wigton in south Manchester, who feel they may soon be cut off’...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Members of the business community along Villa Road in Mandeville are seeking answers from the authorities as floodwaters continue to dampen profits and months-long repairs to a faulty drainage system prove inadequate. The $...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: Acia Wills’ heart-tugging story of juggling a single cell phone among her three children during online classes has jolted a couple into rewarding the 39-year-old mother with two tablets for her dedication. But despite the...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: When Acia Wills gets her children ready for their online classes in the morning, nothing is left up to chance. It has to be a well-thought-out, strategic move, or everything goes downhill. The working mother of six children, with...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

His love for fitness and seeing people become the best version of themselves were just a few of the reasons why 23-year-old Samuel Hewitt decided to whip people into shape. Hewitt realised that persons, even while experiencing the compounded...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Back from home quarantine following his COVID positive test in September, mayor of Mandeville and Peoples National Party (PNP) councillor for the Royal Flat Division, Donovan Mitchell, as his first point of order at the Manchester Municipal...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “I can’t believe he is gone.” Those grim words capture the shock death of Moreen Dwyer’s* 12-year-old son, one of the youngest casualties of the coronavirus’ fatal clutches in Jamaica. The boy’s death is an outlier against...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Convicts in the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud saga who are before the court, after a forfeiture order to seize their assets was made, had their matter postponed yet again to facilitate proper arrangements for...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With 285 COVID-19 positive cases recorded in Manchester as at September 29, stakeholders in the parish are calling for stricter measures to be implemented, as several persons continue to flout the directives of health officials. During a virtual...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHANTILLY, Manchester: In less than five months, 27-year-old Constable Kemar Francis would have had the opportunity to hold his firstborn and acknowledge his role as a father. But that will never be realised. The family of the young cop, who died...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The non-profit organisation Young Men and Young Women of Purpose (YMOP/YWOP) has made the back-to-school financial burden on parents of 12 students a little lighter this year with scholarships and grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. YWOP/...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Forty-three farmers from the parishes of St Elizabeth and Manchester now have much-needed farming equipment and supplies to counter the losses they experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, totalling just over $2.2 million, were...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Winnifred McClarty and her 87-year-old mother, Lena Patterson, are now in limbo as the construction of a section of the South Coast Highway, that will run above their property in Red Berry district, has forced their relocation. McClarty said her...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: A rural schoolteacher in Manchester fears that many students will be left behind because the Government has not adequately provided administrators with sufficient resources for online learning. Internet-based teaching has...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Nurses at Mandeville Regional Hospital say their fears of contracting COVID-19 have intensified because of a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) beyond isolation ward staff as coronavirus cases rise rapidly in...

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