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Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:26 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has launched a Good Neighbour initiative to recruit an army of helpers for the elderly and other groups vulnerable to displacement from COVID-19, the viral disease that...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:29 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: THE HEAVEN’S FESCO service station in Mandeville, which reopened for business on Sunday, following a major explosion on February 21 that claimed one life, injured several others and caused damage estimated at $100 million to...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The fearful family of the 79-year-old man who was confirmed as Jamaica’s first COVID-19 death has been ordered to self-isolate to safeguard against contagion as the country grapples with imported cases and local...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With low accessibility to consistent running water for weeks at a time, residents of Mandeville are fearful that efforts to maintain proper sanitisation will be compromised amid the spread of COVID-19. At least 10 persons...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Through a $2.3-million grant from the New Zealand Embassy Fund and donations from over 30 entities and individuals, the Candle in the Dark Empowerment Centre, which caters specifically to the needs of the homeless and...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

ROYAL FLAT, Manchester: The wails of Cyrena Russell ricocheted off the walls of the Royal Flat Seventh-day Adventist Church as she watched the undertakers wheel her daughter’s body into the building on Sunday. Her face, distorted by pain, only...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness,” Isaiah 41:10 The passage of scripture...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:24 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CRAIG HEAD, Manchester: The fatal stabbing of a Manchester farmer, allegedly by his cousin, has jolted Black Lane district in Craig Head, and a close relative of the deceased said the Valentine’s Day party row erupted over a “silly argument”....

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester Chief Executive Officer of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling has expressed concern about persons with licensed firearms who are unable to restrain themselves, noting that a significant number of the murders...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The killing of two women in Knowles Crescent community of Mandeville early Wednesday morning has been theorised to be linked to a domestic dispute. Shanika Dixon, a 29-year-old hairdresser, and her friend, 35-year-old...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: One of the eight accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial was freed when he appeared in court Thursday morning. Edwardo Elliott, who was charged for facilitating the retention of stolen property, was...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:54 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: The foreboding sight of tractors, backhoes, and other heavy equipment could toll the bell of doom for commerce in Porus. Those are the fears harboured by small business owners and residents alike of the Manchester town whose...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:56 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Porus, Manchester Details of a total of $1.5 million spent over a six-day period by an accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillon-dollar fraud trial were among the startling revelations made by the prosecution yesterday as it...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: As more messages from WhatsApp conversations emerged in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial yesterday, the prosecution is maintaining that the requests for money were arbitrary in nature....

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:41 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: As the Crown closed its case in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multi-million-dollar fraud trial yesterday, the defence sought to punch holes in the credibility of the evidence laid, weaving a narrative of calculated...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: In the wake of the shooting death of a Manchester woman on New Year’s Eve, allegedly by her lover, counselling and psychology therapists have urged partners to temper their rage and avoid anchoring relationships on money....

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:38 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tempers rose in the Porus Court yesterday as prosecutors and the defence in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillon-dollar fraud trial sparred over a bid to adjust the indictment following applications made two weeks ago. Defence...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 6:39 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Imagine being sick for months with no doctor being able to diagnose your condition or tell you if you if you will ever return to normalcy. This, coupled with the betrayal of the closest people to him, sent Kevar Brown, a...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:38 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The prosecutors in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud case made an application yesterday to have some counts on the indictment list amended and add another based on evidence given since the start of the trial. With just over 30 counts on...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:47 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A financial forensic examiner yesterday told the court that cash payments made by accused Sanja Elliott raised red flags, as under normal circumstances, such transactions are usually made by cheques. Continuing to give evidence under cross-...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cash expenditures of Sanja Elliot, the accused former deputy superintendent of roads and works at the Manchester Municipal Corporation, were indicative of money laundering, according to Desmond Robinson, financial forensic examiner at the Financial...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:34 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A financial forensic examiner of the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has testified of a web of conspiracy between a former municipal officer and several bank personnel to make massive deposits without documentary evidence of...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:47 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A financial forensic examiner from the Financial Investigations Division (FID) revealed yesterday that in his capacity as a lead investigator in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, he calculated the net worth of...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:33 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The staff at the Mandeville Courthouse are now worried they will have to wait for a prolonged period for a proper temporary courthouse, following a fire that gutted sections of the courthouse earlier this month. Members of...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:50 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The fate of matters before the Manchester Parish Court could be seriously hampered as a significant number of case files were damaged during the cooling-down operations after an early morning fire on Thursday that razed a...

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