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Published:Saturday | May 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, ManchesterStrategically located in the heart of the town of Mandeville and the central region of the island, the St Mark's Anglican Church, better known as the Manchester Parish Church, predates many generations, going way back to the...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Infused with the aroma of tantalising dishes, the smoke rising from jerk pans and grills was not a nuisance to the hundreds of patrons who turned up for the 2016 staging of the Lions Club's Men Who Cook event last Sunday at...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

CHRISTIANA, Manchester:Under the theme 'Combining Talents, Creativity and imagination in achieving Literacy', Christiana Leased Primary School recently hosted a festival to celebrate its 93 per cent literacy rate.The festival took the form of an all...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Windsor Forest, Manchester:A few years ago, he made a promise to himself that if or when he ever become a father, he would be the best father he could be to his children, as he knows what it feels like to yearn for the love and tender care of a...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, ManchesterA beacon of light serving the parish of Manchester for more than 200 years, the St Mark's Anglican Church on Sunday, April 24, held a rededication service, celebrating centuries of excellence and a move towards a vibrant future...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Realising his love for music while in high school, Rohan Tugman, otherwise known as Black Accent, gradually developed his craft, not because his main aim was to entertain, but because he could offer uplifting messages to those who would give a...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Most farmers in Manchester are breathing a sigh of relief as less of their produce is being pillaged by thieves.The problem of praedial larceny has existed for decades, but according to Inspector Gaston Cameron at the Mandeville Police Station, each...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2016 | 8:57 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:In a world where morals and values have fallen and individuals are confronted with negative influences, president of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Dr Trevor Gardner is calling for positive transformations and the...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes"- Walter M. Schirra, SrBoys who grow up without the presence of their father, or a...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Spur Tree, Manchester:The usual rounds of laughter that would erupt from the lounge area during breaks at Meikle's Blockmaking Company, as a result of the witty comments made by its owner, Trevor Meikle, were absent yesterday as the sadness on the...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Usually, when a woman gets pregnant, she instantly starts thinking of creative ways to break the news to her partner. But for Kamoya Robertson-Kelly, it was the other way around as her husband, Erandi, knew how his plans would...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Whether he's cruising to another parish, visiting family and friends, making a quick stop at the barber shop or just heading outside of the house, best believe you'll see Donell Marriott with his number one lady, his ride-or-...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Life for Michelle Spence-Kelly has been an uphill climb with several hurdles along the way.Having grown up in a farming community called Bottom Prospect (Johnson) in St Elizabeth, this fearless woman recalls running or walking...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Windsor Forest, Manchester:It is declared in Holy Scripture that the message of salvation and the good news of Jesus Christ must be taken to the four corners of the earth that all may know Him.With the knowledge that the Lord can put in an...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, once said, "If you just work on stuff that you like and you're passionate about, you don't have to have a master plan with how things will play out."Several successful entrepreneurs...

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 12:01 AMTamara Bailey

Unlike previous Monday mornings when teachers and students would be eager to get back to the classroom, a blanket of sadness hung over Hope Village Basic School in Williamsfield, Manchester,yesterday.Five days after the death of principal Gail...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

He grew up in a home where his parents and siblings all upheld and supported the Rastafarian belief. However, he was physically and mentally the odd one out - beginning to wear locks in his preteens, questioning the truthfulness of the sect's belief...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester: They say that a strong woman is able to build a solid foundation with the bricks thrown at her, and this is undeniably true as several have stood the test of time and continue to rise above adverse circumstances.Much like the...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

The usual gathering of members of staff and parents at the the Hope Village Basic School on a holiday weekend to prepare for the coming school week was disrupted yesterday when heavy hearts met and mourned the loss of their beloved principal....

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:For years, women have been holding their own and securing their places as leaders and business operators across the globe sometimes with little to no recognition for their efforts, these women still prove to many why they are...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:With the resurgence of the Chik-V, dengue fever, H1N1 viruses, and the introduction of the Zika virus into the country, local health officials have increased their efforts to destroy mosquito-breeding sites and stem the spread...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Rooms full, halls full and even the beds are full.It is a huge problem that has long affected the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), but last week, administrators at the facility told The Sunday Gleaner that, while the issue is critical, it is not...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:There is nothing that spells confidence like a woman who knows her worth, what she wants and is willing to work tirelessly despite failures and the taunts of naysayers.Twenty-five-year-old Rochelle Banton has always been...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth:Mobilising people out of poverty through education is a passion for stalwart educator and philanthropist Dr Mildred Smith-Chang, who continues to impact children with her knowledge and expertise.Having been born and raised in...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 1:16 PMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

A taxi driver who operates on the Comfort to Mandeville route in Manchester escaped serious injuries ‎this morning after his vehicle crashed during a robbery attempt. According to the Manchester Police, around 6 a.m., the driver picked up two...

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