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Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and cognitive behaviour psychotherapist in London, England, Ontonio Dawson, is seeking to create mentorship programmes across the island, particularly for men, with the hope of destigmatising...

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

In the next five months, 22-year-old Torian Elliott would have graduated from Knox Community College with a bachelor’s degree in primary education, but that dream was crushed on Sunday when she and her unborn child died in a traffic crash. Family...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the community of Victoria Town in Manchester are disputing allegations that a man who was mobbed and killed in Mandeville was a robber. The residents strongly believe it was a case of mistaken identity as Chieften Campbell, who lived...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEWPORT, Manchester: It is less than three months away from her 100th birthday and Dorothy Sconce is as full of life as they come, hardly ever missing a beat as she electrifies Bethabara Moravian Church every Sunday with sounds from the piano she...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Dozens of residents and beneficiaries at the Candle in the Dark Homeless shelter in Mandeville can now look forward to the erection of a gazebo for dining, following a donation by students in the Humanities and Social...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHUDLEIGH, Manchester: The bellows of a woman’s anguish was the last thing Joy Jones heard as the conversation she was having with her daughter ended abruptly and the news she wished not to hear was later confirmed. At approximately 1:40 p.m. on...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Heads of commerce and parish development in Manchester are calling on entrepreneurs and visionaries to look beyond short-term inconveniences of road construction and diversify offerings across industries, to meet anticipated demands ahead of the...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Approximately 60 homeless persons in Mandeville received care packages of bun and cheese, juice, and clothing from the Mandeville Police Youth Club and Community Safety and Security Branch on Sunday. As part of its mandate...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Health services at the Mandeville Comprehensive Health Centre have been relocated to accommodate an over $200-million renovation to retrofit the existing space over the next nine months. The project, created and funded by the Pan American Health...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: With nightly curfew restrictions introduced two years ago to limit movement and slow COVID-19 transmission lifted last month, the Manchester Police Division is warning that some communities which have seen an uptick in crimes will not...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: Two brothers, who were charged with robbery and the murder of 76-year-old Mandeville businessman Trevor Meikle in 2016, were freed when they appeared in the Manchester Circuit Court on Thursday. Alwayne Edwards and Steve Edwards were...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEW FOREST, Manchester: Sixteen-year-old Jace Witter’s dream to pursue a career in athletics has begun to materialise following his historic debut performance at this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium....

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on transport and works, Mikael Phillips, has described the current transport sector as one operating without vision and contributing to the lack of order, with what appears to be an underserving policy and operational approach...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester North Western Member of Parliament Mikael Phillips has slammed the $5 billion budgeted for roadworks for the period 2022-2023 as insufficient for the proper maintenance and rehabilitation of roads, mainly in rural areas. Phillips...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: With prostate cancer, the leading cause of death among Jamaican men, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton believes males ought to abolish the perceptions they have of prostate exams, which continue to...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The more than 30 female business owners at the Made in Manchester Expo on Sunday exhibited much more than products and services, but resilience and creativity, amid the pandemic that contributed to the decline in economy...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: While some businesses struggled to stay afloat during the harshest period of the pandemic, several women in Manchester were able to create new businesses or completely revolutionise their offerings to meet existing demands...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: With a number of classrooms rendered unfit for use by the Ministry of Health, no running water, and a student population twice its capacity, administrators at Mile Gully High say they are in dire need of a new school plant...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The plan of the National Solid Waste Management Authority to interest a private investor to convert the country’s waste into energy is being looked at by the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) as a possible major...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WITH AN underwhelming response to vaccine take up, particularly among high-risk groups in the country, after a year of the first batch arriving in the country, the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI) and American Friends of Jamaica have now...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

SPALDING, Clarendon : With the sixth form programme at Knox College growing exponentially, the institution is now seeking to raise just under $200 million to build a complex in approximately 18 months, that will be able to accommodate the growing...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: Taxi operators who ply several routes into sections of Christiana, in the parish, on Monday announced their plans to withdraw their services to the public until a space that can adequately hold them is identified and...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Dozens of entrepreneurs from the parish were able to launch and register their businesses, following their successful participation in the Northwest Manchester Youth Entrepreneurship programme spearheaded by the Central...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

EPPING FOREST, Manchester: With more than 3,500 registered farmers across the Comfort Hall extension zone of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), in Northwest Manchester, some Epping Forest farmers who fall within the defined area...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 10:55 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: What started out for Shattelee Young as a series of shopping sprees, with life readjustments to welcome her first child into the world, has ended with dour preparation for the funeral of a two-day-old baby. Young has...

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