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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: After losing his mother at age 12 then having his father, who he saw twice per year, die years later, Dareego Gordon and his older brother were eventually evicted from a house he and his older brother called home. Now, the...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

GREEENVALE, Manchester: The death of founder of Modern Ricam Construction, Devon Richards, has left the community of Greenvale in mourning, with beneficiaries of his largesse and mentorship hailing him as a philanthropist. Richards succumbed to...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has cautioned the unvaccinated who continue to cite the unavailability of their preferred vaccine as reason for not taking the jab, to take any vaccine that is available. At the beginning of the...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

BELLEFIELD, Manchester: Sixty-six-year old Nora Henry sat on a wall below her home in Top Bellefield, Manchester, on Tuesday, weighing the risk as she contemplated making a dash to a nearby shop to get food during the lockdown without being spotted...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Bellefield, Manchester Scores of persons, including children, turned up at the Bellefield vaccination site on Tuesday to receive the second dose of the vaccination, despite the difficulty in securing transportation on no-movement days. At midday,...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Pressed by the heart-rending stories of the effects of COVID-19 and the limited resources locally to fight the deadly virus, 16-year-old Gabrielle Cleary said she had to play her part, by donating to at least one cause at...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COLEYVILLE, Manchester: Following The Gleaner’s story, published last Tuesday, of a fire that left 18 persons homeless in the community of Coleyville in the parish ,the Jamaica Broilers Group was alerted and has since made a substantial donation...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COLLEYVILLE, Manchester: For over 40 years, the seven-bedroom dwelling located in the Coleyville community in the parish was the only home the family of 18 knew. But last Thursday, they lost everything after fire gutted their dwelling, leaving them...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Healthcare workers at the Mandeville Regional Hospital are struggling to decide which patients are administered oxygen support and which ones have to wait – a crisis exacerbated in the last week as coronavirus infections and...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With a 150 per cent increase in the number of persons seeking assistance at the Candle in the Dark Ministries since 2018, the Manchester-based facility is embarking on an expansion project with a night shelter to...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DOWNS, Manchester: They were just about seven minutes from home on their way back from a drive to Ocho Rios in St Ann, but they never made it. Thirty-three-year-old Rassie Tafari Phillips as well as 36-year-old Sanjay Caine and his 14-year-old...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, MANCHESTER: At its 98th commencement and graduation ceremony yesterday, where over 500 students were presented with degrees, the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) conferred an Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts Degree on veteran...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Folklorist and cultural researcher Vivienne Morris is a true patriot who relishes any opportunity to speak about culture and the rich Jamaican heritage. However, Morris is concerned that traditions that tell the story of our roots are becoming...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:36 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CROSS KEYS, Manchester: One week since taxi operator Dalton Greenwood was bludgeoned along Caledonia Road in Mandeville by another cabbie, relatives who have viewed a viral video of the attack continue to relive the ordeal each time they visit the...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Burdened by an influx of individuals who present with serious injuries as a result of motorcycle crashes, the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Tuesday welcomed a much-needed donation of orthopaedic equipment, among other...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:25 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: Though she missed the opportunity to medal in the 800 metres final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, middle-distance runner Natoya Goule is being hailed as a champion whose performance will continue to inspire young athletes. Goule first...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Though a lover of computers and its operations, the transition from face-to-face classes to a virtual classroom was one of the most difficult things for Moses Wallace to contend with as he prepared for the Primary Exit...

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica With the third vaccination blitz under way across the island and the second to be accommodating persons as young as 18 years old, young vaxxers in Manchester are encouraging Jamaicans to be proactive and get the jab. Nineteen-...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Banana Ground, Manchester Several communities across Jamaica have produced some great talents who continue to contribute to national development and represent the island on the global stage. One such is the small community of Banana Ground in...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: In the wake of a violent dispute between two cabbies in Mandeville that left one hospitalised and the other in police custody, the head of the Central Manchester Taxi Association has condemned hustlers for swarming the town...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

OVER THE next three months, approximately 40 aspiring entrepreneurs in agro-processing, across the parish, will undergo a series of training that will allow them to secure $100,000 in seed grant, following the registration of their businesses. The...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Royal Flat division, Donovan Mitchell, has described as unfortunate the barbs hurled by two People’s National Party vice-presidential nominees at Manchester Central Member of Parliament Rhoda Crawford,which drew national outrage...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: As scores of residents in Porus, Manchester, and surrounding communities continue to ponder the fate of their livelihood with the impending South Coast Highway structured to divert some traffic away from the commerce hub,...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Craighead, Manchester: Residents of the Craighead community and surrounding areas continue to protest the impending closure of the church-owned Bigwood Early Childhood Institution, and the removal of the board chairman and pastor of the affiliated...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Comfort, Manchester: The once quiet, averagely populated community of Comfort has now gained notoriety as a one of the parish’s hotspots for crime and violence, ranking among areas on the police’s radar for gang-related activities, shootings and...

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