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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Having lost one vote in the magisterial count and enduring what he describes as the mishandling of voting, Manchester Central independent candidate Rohan Chung says he will be seeking justice in the Supreme Court. But not...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Emile Leiba, has called for the hiking of costs charged to candidates who request magisterial recounts in national elections. At present, a sum of $40 is required of each candidate...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A COVID-positive case at the Mandeville Police Station has caused workers to intensify calls for increased and rapid testing by the health officials. According to a policeman, who spoke to The Gleaner anonymously, the status of the worker whose...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Windsor Forest, Manchester: After approximately 27 years under Peoples’ National Party (PNP) leadership, residents in and around the community of Windsor Forest say they are now looking forward to progress, following the overwhelming victory of the...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:35 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) flipped the script in Manchester yesterday, railroading high-flying People’s National Party (PNP) incumbent Peter Bunting and fellow House hopeful Michael Stewart as it grabbed three of the four seats up for grabs in...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Independent candidate for Manchester Central, Rohan Chung, is hoping to translate the noise generated from his ad campaign into votes against outsize challengers, incumbent Peter Bunting of the People’s National Party and...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:21 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Even before she was able to cast a vote herself, a 17-year-old Paulette Sutherland was beating the pavement to shore up votes for the People’s National Party (PNP). More than three decades later and with a deadly pandemic...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Political rookie Rhoda Crawford believes that she will break the winning streak of three-term incumbent Peter Bunting in the battleground seat of Manchester Central, but People’s National Party (PNP) supporters have...

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

Mandeville, Manchester: Taneka Gibson, a youth leader in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), says that while some millennials are impressed by the increased use of dancehall dubs by campaigning politicians, the majority would still prefer substance...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

For the last 15 years, Isaac Peart has been satisfying a market with a demand for unique leather sandals and building his brand, Zack’s Handmade Sandals. His skill, inspired by his aunt, has allowed him to gain popularity, predominantly in central...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Porus, Manchester: Veniesha Daley-Wright was at her wits’ end when she took to social media this week to make an impassioned plea for water on behalf of her district of Top Coffee Grove in Porus, Manchester. For the past five weeks, the teacher...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: The brutal death of Associate Professor at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr Gordon Lightbourn, has reignited calls for a more effective national crime-fighting plan. Lightbourn’s body was found by the police in a...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:34 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

She has travelled to approximately 19 countries, explored a range of cultures, and lived in France for a little under a year, but Shari Kelly says nothing compares to her homeland, Jamaica. For Kelly, patriotic expressions should not be reserved...

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