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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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 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:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 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...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD MARTIA Higgins has been excelling in dance for the last five years, but she is known even more for how critically she thinks and how well she vocalises her thoughts. Though she loves spending time with...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She never thought that she would make it to college, or did she ever imagine that she would end up in a classroom as a teacher. She had just completed her studies in practical nursing and thought it best to seek a job as a...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” – Ariana Dancu Life growing up in the small district of Coleyville in the...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

You have been in the church for years and worked in every office you could possibly work to proclaim the gospel; you have faltered many times, and equally returned to the path of good standing just as many (times). But you are now just simply tired...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Persons as young as age five are today reaping the benefits of the Cataract Camp Mission, held at the Mandeville Regional Hospital from April 27 to 29 and made possible through the Mind Body and Soul Health Ministry and...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There are many children who grew up knowing only their grandparents as their nurturer and provider, and while some may later be reunited with parents, others never have the same fate. Vinette Daley, though not raising her...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “When it began for me professionally in 2017, it seemed as if it were divinely orchestrated to intertwine with my life path,” Ruschiene Deidrick began as she gave insight into how she has managed to change her life and those...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:27 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: The mentally challenged man who broke into the Christiana branches of the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union, National Commercial Bank, and Scotiabank over the Easter holiday has been taken in for questioning by police....

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:30 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester: Workers at the Better Taste Bakery in Williamsfield, Manchester, yesterday struggled to carry out routine tasks as a main ingredient was missing. The staff found the going rough as they tried desperately to come to terms with the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CAMPBELL’S CASTLE, Manchester: In a bid to provide education to the children of the community and surrounding areas, the Campbell’s Castle Primary and Infant School was founded almost 150 years ago by an Anglican church. But what has stood out more...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: They say children have a way of bringing out greatness in their parents, and 24-year-old Michelle Bailey can definitely attest to that. From perfecting her baking skills to starting a brand inspired by her mini human’,...

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