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Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the Bethel Isles community in South Manchester say they are now at their wits’ end as efforts to receive their official land titles, after being relocated by bauxite company Jamalco, continue to be a challenge and may not materialise...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COMFORT, Manchester: The Manchester police are still on the hunt for persons of interest, approximately 25 individuals, from Comfort district in the parish, as they maintain a heavy presence in the area. Just over a week ago, following a...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: With the full reopening of physical school spaces pending, the Bethabara Infant School in Manchester was recently assisted by a group of past students to secure and install a water tank that will ensure compliance is met for proper...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: As members of the teaching profession continue to underscore the importance of strong representation on their behalf, principal of the Broadleaf Primary and Infant School in Manchester and candidate in the Jamaica Teacher’s Association...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEW FOREST, Manchester: THE NEW Forest High School, commissioned only five years ago with 36 students, is strengthening its resolve to solidify its mark among the greatest educational institutions in the country, following a former student’s...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

ROYAL FLAT, Manchester: Head of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, says there is no timeline for when the 100 new garbage trucks promised by the Government will be procured and added to the island’s fleet. Gordon...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Overflowing garbage skips, intolerable stench and rodents have made the lives of some Mandeville residents living in the Avondale Heights community unbearable. The residents say they are forced to find alternative means of...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: It would have been a massive civic fanfare to celebrate the life of a gentle giant if COVID-19 had not upended funerals, but the restricted gestures of thanksgiving for the life of the late former Custos of Manchester Dr...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: In a sombre viewing ceremony, members of the public were given an opportunity to bid their final farewell to former custos of Mandeville, the late Dr Gilbert Allen, at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church on Tuesday....

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester When an unbearable series of verbal and emotional abuse took root in *Marcia Brown’s marriage and led to her child being diagnosed with psychotic disorders, she knew her love for her children had to trump the uncertainty of...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: For years, Dr Arthur Reid and his late wife, Jennifer Reid, catered to the well-being of the homeless in Mandeville at Candle in the Dark Ministries. But today, his illnesses have rendered him incapable of doing much but...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Ten entrepreneurs across the island are now anticipating reaping dividends from an initiative under which they were each given $100,000 grants and training to incorporate more technology in their agricultural operations to...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Harmons Valley Community Council Benevolent Society (HVCCBS) is exploring apiculture and agriculture investments to generate income for project beneficiaries and sustain the charitable initiatives they undertake annually. The project, which...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The late Dr Gilbert Allen has been praised by civic society as an outstanding public servant who was a reservoir of wisdom and whose charm endeared many. Allen, former custos rotulorum of Manchester, died on Thursday morning aged 92 after ailing...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:41 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEW FOREST, Manchester: Farmers at the New Forest Agro-Park are counting more than a million dollars in losses after close to 100,000 pounds of melons failed to properly mature under mysterious circumstances. Investigations by technical...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Below-par take-up by critical groups on the priority list for COVID-19 vaccination has triggered the expansion of the inoculation of younger people that caused immunisation sites to swell with crowds and long lines on Sunday. That revelation...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Robert Scott, a 60-year-old Manchester single parent, has been watching his ‘rainy-day’ savings drying up over the past few months as his earnings dwindle from his daily hustle amid curfew and other COVID restrictions. For...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A lockdown during the much-celebrated Easter holiday, according to members of the clergy, has not only made it difficult to carry out special services, but stay true to the important rituals of their faith. Since the pandemic, some churches have...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Concerns are growing that the immunisation of many elderly Jamaicans against the new coronavirus might be delayed because of India’s decision to halt vaccine exports temporarily due to surging cases and a high demand for...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DENHAM FARM, Manchester: Having travelled overseas during the pandemic and seen the debilitating effects of the virus on persons who live in an area once referred to as the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Manchester resident said she still...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

SMITHFIELD, Manchester: The granddaughter of Advira Wilson Palmer has been taken into custody in relation to the stabbing death of the 84-year-old that has jolted the quiet south Manchester community of Smithfield. Wilson Palmer was described as a...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DEVON, Manchester: Though it has been a little over a year since teachers and students were forced to operate online, several students remain without reliable devices to access virtual classroom. This is why the Devon and the Bethany primary...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: A Manchester funeral director has called on providers of such services and other corporate entities to rally behind customers hit with mounting costs due to COVID-19 restrictions, stressing that compromises will be necessary to make it...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:22 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Jamaicans who literally earn their bread daily have been finding it difficult to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and remain isolated whether confirmed or suspected to have contracted the virus, saying they have to sustain...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The health authorities in Manchester are now seeking additional space in Mandeville to continue its vaccination programme, which it kicked off on Wednesday with front-line healthcare workers at the Mandeville Regional...

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