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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A man found guilty of possession of counterfeit currency and manufacturing counterfeit currency was sentenced to two years in prison at hard labour when he appeared before the Manchester Parish Court last Friday. Reports are...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: AT 17 YEARS OLD, while his counterparts were in high school or preparing to matriculate into tertiary studies, Jerome Samuels was bouncing between shop plazas, with cardboard boxes for a bed and a begging spirit to get by....

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: What started out as a routine day for Elf McDonald, planting in his backyard garden, two years ago, has continued into months of agony and despair. The 58-year-old, who suffers from heart disease, not only battles with the...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The girlfriend of a Clarendon most-wanted man, killed by police in the May Day district of the parish on December 27 last year, was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 when she appeared in the Manchester Parish Court on...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Heartease, Manchester: A grieving mom is charging that doctors did not do enough to save her teen son’s life when he was rushed to the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Wednesday after being pulled from a hotel pool as the family’s recreation time...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Knockpatrick, Manchester: Though unassuming, 105-year-old Daisy Morgan is undeniably witty, charismatic and will leave your cheeks hurting from laughter with her zesty personality. An agile tomboy who enjoyed climbing trees in her youth, Morgan...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The sound of her granddaughter’s voice was the strongest she had ever heard it, as the startled child alerted everyone within earshot to the imminent danger that would change their lives forever. Sixty-two-year-old Jean Ellis said she was asleep...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: More than 800 students were conferred with degrees and diplomas during the Northern Caribbean University’s historic virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday. NCU President Dr Lincoln Edwards said the university remains...

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...

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