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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:25 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester: As questions surfaced yesterday about the manner in which the probe into the multimillion-dollar fraud at the Manchester Municipal Corporation was conducted, a representative of the Integrity Commission insisted that the probe was done...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:22 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: Through martial arts, Shihan Conroy Harriot has changed the lives of hundreds of children with whom he has come in contact. He enforces his responsibility as a guiding force in their lives not just as teacher, but also as a...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Prosecutors in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial were again warned yesterday about presenting documents that had not been admitted into evidence. When the representative of the former Office of...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

When the eighth witness in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial returned to the stand yesterday morning in the Manchester Parish Court, it emerged that sections of her testimony over the last two days were inconsistent with...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The eighth witness in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial yesterday revealed that she encashed more than 40 cheques, some in excess of $400,000, and turned over the monies to an official at...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: So, you grew up with your parents, completed high school, maybe even made it to college. This is basically how life pans out for most individuals, particularly young females, right? Wrong! Like too many to make mention of,...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:26 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Presiding judge Ann-Marie Grainger yesterday rejected 29 documents the prosecution was attempting to have admitted into evidence as the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial continued in the Manchester...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The attorneys representing the eight individuals charged in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial complained bitterly yesterday that files they were expecting to be presented with from the onset of the trial are still...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:25 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The presentation of new documents in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud case angered the defence as the trial continued in the Manchester Parish Court yesterday. Attorney Norman Godfrey was adamant that...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

ROSE HILL, Manchester: When he picks up his crutches to take a step, you may think he just got them and is trying to learn his way around their uses. However, that is not the case as 76-year-old Winston Walker, who has been relying on the man-...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She is one of five children, but the first girl and the only one who can get her father to move readily to her commands. Christopher Brown said before his pride and joy came into this world, he lived his life on his terms...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The gruelling session of assessing documents, including invoices and vouchers submitted into evidence in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial continued yesterday in the Manchester Parish Court. Of...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:26 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Prosecutors have confirmed that it is alleged that more than $400 million was swindled from state coffers by agents and affiliates of the Manchester Municipal Corporation, more than four times the amount that initial reports...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester: Five young men, including four high school students, were left nursing injuries after gunmen sprayed a popular hang-out spot in their Manchester community with bullets on Thursday. Reports are that approximately 6 p.m., three gunmen...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Eighty-three-year-old Mavis Gregory-Williams and 82-year-old Joseph Jolly, for more years than they can count, have been giving of their time and efforts to ensuring that their brothers and sisters around them live a fairly...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: Her twin boys were just four years old when their teacher told her that she needed to get them enrolled in a school that focused on special education. With little to no funds to have this done, an innovative, quick-thinking...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Rose Hill, Manchester: For almost all her life, Tanisha Brown-Alexander has battled the effects of epilepsy and asthma, and she wondered if she would ever live a normal life and even find happiness. But her happiness did come – five years ago – in...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:35 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The police last night called off the search for a man who was believed to have dramatically jumped into a sinkhole after allegedly chopping to death his eight-month-old baby and injuring the child’s mother. Superintendent...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The elder of twins by just 15 minutes, Tracey-Ann Wilson came into the world powerfully 44 years ago and has not lost an ounce of spark since. The mother of two and educator for 21 years describes herself as the...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester “The miracle of children is that we just don’t know how they will change or who they will become.” - Eileen Kennedy-Moore When a woman becomes a mother, she is not presented with manual that guides how she nurtures her child...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:32 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has called for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to divulge details of the Government’s alleged dealings with Israeli cybersecurity firms, citing Jamaica House’s perceived...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:25 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: A People’s National Party (PNP) official has chided party supporters who are hungry for handouts, warning them that ingratitude and a syndrome of dependency would have damaging consequences for individuals and the country...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:55 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: From as far back as age five, Glenda-Kay Caballero had every intention of becoming a medical doctor, but she never knew her journey would take her to as far as Japan and back before she could make that dream a reality. “My...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:52 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Richmond, Manchester: Like many of us, Steve Evans grew up on a godly foundation, and absence from church, unless he was sick, was not an option. But much like many of us, he lost his way a few times and thought he was living his best life with...

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