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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Scores of individuals across the parish who could not ordinarily afford a doctor’s visit, or those who have been inconvenienced by the scaled down operations at several public health facilities as a result of the pandemic, benefited significantly...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MALTON, Manchester: Two refrigerators. Seven beds. Five phones. Computers and furniture. Even a pear tree in the yard was scorched. But beyond just the loss of possessions, fire in the northeast Manchester community of Malton has left 11...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Following her participation as one of 32 persons shortlisted from over 4,000 applicants in the Expo Live Global Innovator Grant Programme, and one of over 140 innovators in the ongoing World Expo 2020 being hosted in Dubai...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: Member of Parliament for Manchester North Western Mikael Phillips is appealing to the Government to drive rural development by not only creating programmes, but by providing the resources for sustainability. He indicated...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: In an effort to continue empowering rural women in the parish, the non-profit organisation Women of Manchester (WOM) is seeking to expand its operations and help those it serves become more self-sufficient. With approximately five...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The fourth wave of COVID-19 has left the Mandeville Regional Hospital and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) struggling to cope with a sharp surge in the number of patients battling the highly transmissible...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The late matriarch of the Chen family, Hyacinth Gloria Chen, was praised for her resilience, entrepreneurial drive and a heart of love, as relatives paid tribute to her enduring legacy during a small thanksgiving ceremony...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With more than 480 fatalities as a result of motor vehicle crashes last year, and excessive bleeding often the main cause of death, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is taking steps to train members of the public who have...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COBBLA, Manchester: Having lost communication with her brother temporarily and missing him passing by her area over a period of time, the last thing Novlet Smith expected to hear was that he had died and that his body was discovered in a state of...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHUDLEIGH, Manchester: Although 20-year-old Sashanya Hart knew her new bundle of joy could have arrived sooner or later than her delivery due date, she was pleasantly surprised when her baby girl arrived four days later than expected to become the...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Silent Hill, Manchester When Novelette Gayle made the financial sacrifice to expand her family home in the Silent Hill community of Manchester by adding a kitchen to the building, just ahead of the Christmas season, she had no idea that she would...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There will be increased police presence at gaming outlets and other high-risk businesses to deter criminals as Christmas nears. That move is aimed at heading off the threat of robberies which traditionally spike at year end...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Following her recent allegations of the inadequate efforts of councillors in her division to drive road rehabilitation projects, and their refutation of those claims, Manchester Central Member of Parliament Rhoda Crawford...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

BOMBAY, Manchester: Students in Bombay district and adjoining areas who experienced poor network coverage and an inaccessibility to Internet services should now be able to improve attendance to online classes, following the launch of the...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry is urging Jamaicans to become more aware of their rights and responsibilities, noting that the two go hand in hand. Speaking yesterday – which was observed as International Human Rights...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: After a four-month closure, vendors and bar operators at the Manchester-based Melrose Yam Park could be allowed to resume operations at the facility as early as this weekend. Manchester Municipal Corporation CEO Winston...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With the increase in businesses and traffic to the central hub of the island, stakeholders in Mandeville are calling for structural development that will mitigate the current effects on centuries-old infrastructure. Among...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Former Prime Minister (PM) Bruce Golding is calling for greater focus to be placed on the resocialisation of citizens who have fallen victim to moral decay to tackle the country’s high crime rate. Golding, who was speaking...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Thursday indicated that a number of health facilities are set to have long-standing issues addressed, now that the COVID-19 pandemic is not currently having a significant...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: From as far back as she can remember, 19-year-old Kadisha Mitchell has never allowed her socio-economic conditions to kill her dreams of excelling academically and moving one step closer to mobilising her family out of adverse...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COMFORT, Manchester: Her reconstructed arm with 13 pins and a hand with three missing fingers are the macabre reminders of the hellish ordeal 69-year-old Deslyn Gordon survived 10 years ago in Comfort at the hands of man who tried to kill her and...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Councillors of the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) on Thursday expressed their strong disapproval of what they consider to be the health department’s unwarranted opposition to the reopening of the Melrose Yam Park. The facility, which was...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NOT ONLY is Manchester known for its salubrious climate and as the parish ideal for retirees, but it now boasts the highest number of individuals who have lived beyond 100 years old. With 25 centenarians listed on a release from the National...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: One man charged in relation to the stabbing death of 63-year-old Manchester businesswoman Marcia Chin-You last November had his case committed to the Circuit Court on Wednesday when he appeared in the Manchester Parish Court...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

TROY, Trelawny: With a hardy bucket attached, a makeshift zipline transfers goods and people precariously over a yawning river in Troy, a rural district bordering northwestern Manchester and south Trelawny. It’s not for leisure. That’s the daily...

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