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Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Robert Scott, a 60-year-old Manchester single parent, has been watching his ‘rainy-day’ savings drying up over the past few months as his earnings dwindle from his daily hustle amid curfew and other COVID restrictions. For...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A lockdown during the much-celebrated Easter holiday, according to members of the clergy, has not only made it difficult to carry out special services, but stay true to the important rituals of their faith. Since the pandemic, some churches have...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Concerns are growing that the immunisation of many elderly Jamaicans against the new coronavirus might be delayed because of India’s decision to halt vaccine exports temporarily due to surging cases and a high demand for...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DENHAM FARM, Manchester: Having travelled overseas during the pandemic and seen the debilitating effects of the virus on persons who live in an area once referred to as the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Manchester resident said she still...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

SMITHFIELD, Manchester: The granddaughter of Advira Wilson Palmer has been taken into custody in relation to the stabbing death of the 84-year-old that has jolted the quiet south Manchester community of Smithfield. Wilson Palmer was described as a...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DEVON, Manchester: Though it has been a little over a year since teachers and students were forced to operate online, several students remain without reliable devices to access virtual classroom. This is why the Devon and the Bethany primary...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: A Manchester funeral director has called on providers of such services and other corporate entities to rally behind customers hit with mounting costs due to COVID-19 restrictions, stressing that compromises will be necessary to make it...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:22 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Jamaicans who literally earn their bread daily have been finding it difficult to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and remain isolated whether confirmed or suspected to have contracted the virus, saying they have to sustain...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The health authorities in Manchester are now seeking additional space in Mandeville to continue its vaccination programme, which it kicked off on Wednesday with front-line healthcare workers at the Mandeville Regional...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With more than 40 members of staff at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) contracting COVID-19 and 27 of them being from the high-risk group, workers at the facility yesterday welcomed day one of the vaccination...

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

MANDEVILLE, Manchester For the past two years, 46-year-old Jermaine Walker said he has had to structure his life to ensure that his girlfriend of over five years is either always with him or being supervised by someone responsible, due to her...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: For the past two years, 46-year-old Jermaine Walker said he has had to structure his life to ensure that his girlfriend of over five years is either always with him or being supervised by someone responsible, due to her...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester : Though she has a larger-than-life personality and a spark in her smile that lights up a room, one would not, upon first glance, picture 32-year-old Margaret Rumble as a woman whose main area of concern is soliciting funding...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester The Catholic College of Mandeville says it is hoping to get much-needed assistance to cut costs associated with Internet access and a slight decrease in enrolment, as a result of the ravishes to the economy brought on by the...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: With over 1,000 children in foster care across the island, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is on a drive to recruit 150 new foster parents to take on the close to 2,000 children who now require foster...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Silent Hill, Manchester: The Manchester police have arrested and charged a farmer from the Silent Hill community in Christiana, Manchester, in connection with the murder of 45-year-old Jerrime Hendricks, the former ship worker who was beaten and...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:02 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

SILENT HILL, Manchester: A Manchester man succumbed to burn wounds on Tuesday just over a week after escaping the clutches of gunmen in his home town of Silent Hill, where he was beaten, set ablaze, and left for dead. Jerrime Hendricks, 45,...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DALEY’S GROVE, Manchester: Two years ago when 59-year-old Warren Swaby received news that a bauxite company would be mining near his home, he knew that things would never be the same. However, he was not prepared for the debilitating effects that...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester With numerous infractions, including poor mask-wearing, party hosting and physical-distancing breaches in the parish, the Manchester police believe that the provision of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) to warn before...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With only five vacant beds on the COVID-19 ward at the Mandeville Regional Hospital and only 42 available across south-central Jamaica, the health authorities say they might have to turn to other parishes for help if the number of positive cases...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

From a distance, the structure of board and zinc along the Redberry main road near Porus, Manchester, stacked like pieces of a puzzle being put together by a toddler and perched atop a rocky surface, looks like an abandoned building. But upon...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:31 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: With roughly 50 per cent occupancy of the COVID-19 ward at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, the parish of Manchester could face even tighter restrictions if cases continue to increase, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With tighter curfew measures announced for Manchester, which is currently seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell feels vindicated after he was ridiculed when he warned that continued blatant disregard for protocols...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cross Keys, Manchester A police corporal continues to breathe sighs of relief following his acquittal of a manslaughter charge laid on him in 2009. Corporal Wavel Hyman, who was at the time of the incident attached to the Cross Keys Police Station...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: The early-morning phone call bearing news of misfortune is still ringing in the ears of three business owners of Mile Gully who lost all their merchandise valued at approximately $10 million. The Nash...

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