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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: With over 1,000 children in foster care across the island, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is on a drive to recruit 150 new foster parents to take on the close to 2,000 children who now require foster...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Silent Hill, Manchester: The Manchester police have arrested and charged a farmer from the Silent Hill community in Christiana, Manchester, in connection with the murder of 45-year-old Jerrime Hendricks, the former ship worker who was beaten and...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:02 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

SILENT HILL, Manchester: A Manchester man succumbed to burn wounds on Tuesday just over a week after escaping the clutches of gunmen in his home town of Silent Hill, where he was beaten, set ablaze, and left for dead. Jerrime Hendricks, 45,...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DALEY’S GROVE, Manchester: Two years ago when 59-year-old Warren Swaby received news that a bauxite company would be mining near his home, he knew that things would never be the same. However, he was not prepared for the debilitating effects that...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester With numerous infractions, including poor mask-wearing, party hosting and physical-distancing breaches in the parish, the Manchester police believe that the provision of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) to warn before...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With only five vacant beds on the COVID-19 ward at the Mandeville Regional Hospital and only 42 available across south-central Jamaica, the health authorities say they might have to turn to other parishes for help if the number of positive cases...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

From a distance, the structure of board and zinc along the Redberry main road near Porus, Manchester, stacked like pieces of a puzzle being put together by a toddler and perched atop a rocky surface, looks like an abandoned building. But upon...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:31 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: With roughly 50 per cent occupancy of the COVID-19 ward at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, the parish of Manchester could face even tighter restrictions if cases continue to increase, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With tighter curfew measures announced for Manchester, which is currently seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell feels vindicated after he was ridiculed when he warned that continued blatant disregard for protocols...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cross Keys, Manchester A police corporal continues to breathe sighs of relief following his acquittal of a manslaughter charge laid on him in 2009. Corporal Wavel Hyman, who was at the time of the incident attached to the Cross Keys Police Station...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: The early-morning phone call bearing news of misfortune is still ringing in the ears of three business owners of Mile Gully who lost all their merchandise valued at approximately $10 million. The Nash...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Fifty-five-year-old Prudence Lawrence says she has been pressed on every side. But her willingness to live, and do so independently, is what drives her, despite ill health and numerous losses. Being diagnosed with breast...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A man found guilty of possession of counterfeit currency and manufacturing counterfeit currency was sentenced to two years in prison at hard labour when he appeared before the Manchester Parish Court last Friday. Reports are...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: AT 17 YEARS OLD, while his counterparts were in high school or preparing to matriculate into tertiary studies, Jerome Samuels was bouncing between shop plazas, with cardboard boxes for a bed and a begging spirit to get by....

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: What started out as a routine day for Elf McDonald, planting in his backyard garden, two years ago, has continued into months of agony and despair. The 58-year-old, who suffers from heart disease, not only battles with the...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The girlfriend of a Clarendon most-wanted man, killed by police in the May Day district of the parish on December 27 last year, was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 when she appeared in the Manchester Parish Court on...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Heartease, Manchester: A grieving mom is charging that doctors did not do enough to save her teen son’s life when he was rushed to the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Wednesday after being pulled from a hotel pool as the family’s recreation time...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Knockpatrick, Manchester: Though unassuming, 105-year-old Daisy Morgan is undeniably witty, charismatic and will leave your cheeks hurting from laughter with her zesty personality. An agile tomboy who enjoyed climbing trees in her youth, Morgan...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The sound of her granddaughter’s voice was the strongest she had ever heard it, as the startled child alerted everyone within earshot to the imminent danger that would change their lives forever. Sixty-two-year-old Jean Ellis said she was asleep...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: More than 800 students were conferred with degrees and diplomas during the Northern Caribbean University’s historic virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday. NCU President Dr Lincoln Edwards said the university remains...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: In a bid to stave off an expected surge in COVID-19 cases in the next few weeks, Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell says that enforcement teams will be stepping up operations to ensure greater adherence to protocols and...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: The sound of bullets ripping through their loved one and the wails following their impact will forever scar the memory of relatives and residents of Brockery, Christiana, who recalled Wednesday’s shooting death of 14-year-...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: At least one of the three suspects arrested in relation to the killing of businesswoman Marcia Chin-You is on the verge of being charged, Superintendent Gary Francis, commanding officer of the Manchester police, has...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CEDAR GROVE, Manchester: He was believed to be the life of the party, the one who could make light of any situation, and a promising young man whose goal was to become a broadcast journalist and give back to his mother for the sacrifices she made...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Losing Independent Manchester Central candidate Rohan Chung has said previous statements on funding for his campaign were misinterpreted, having told The Gleaner ahead of the September 3 polls that his run for office was...

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