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Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Winnifred McClarty and her 87-year-old mother, Lena Patterson, are now in limbo as the construction of a section of the South Coast Highway, that will run above their property in Red Berry district, has forced their relocation. McClarty said her...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: A rural schoolteacher in Manchester fears that many students will be left behind because the Government has not adequately provided administrators with sufficient resources for online learning. Internet-based teaching has...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Nurses at Mandeville Regional Hospital say their fears of contracting COVID-19 have intensified because of a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) beyond isolation ward staff as coronavirus cases rise rapidly in...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Having lost one vote in the magisterial count and enduring what he describes as the mishandling of voting, Manchester Central independent candidate Rohan Chung says he will be seeking justice in the Supreme Court. But not...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Emile Leiba, has called for the hiking of costs charged to candidates who request magisterial recounts in national elections. At present, a sum of $40 is required of each candidate...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A COVID-positive case at the Mandeville Police Station has caused workers to intensify calls for increased and rapid testing by the health officials. According to a policeman, who spoke to The Gleaner anonymously, the status of the worker whose...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Windsor Forest, Manchester: After approximately 27 years under Peoples’ National Party (PNP) leadership, residents in and around the community of Windsor Forest say they are now looking forward to progress, following the overwhelming victory of the...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:35 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) flipped the script in Manchester yesterday, railroading high-flying People’s National Party (PNP) incumbent Peter Bunting and fellow House hopeful Michael Stewart as it grabbed three of the four seats up for grabs in...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Independent candidate for Manchester Central, Rohan Chung, is hoping to translate the noise generated from his ad campaign into votes against outsize challengers, incumbent Peter Bunting of the People’s National Party and...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:21 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Even before she was able to cast a vote herself, a 17-year-old Paulette Sutherland was beating the pavement to shore up votes for the People’s National Party (PNP). More than three decades later and with a deadly pandemic...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Political rookie Rhoda Crawford believes that she will break the winning streak of three-term incumbent Peter Bunting in the battleground seat of Manchester Central, but People’s National Party (PNP) supporters have...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Taneka Gibson, a youth leader in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), says that while some millennials are impressed by the increased use of dancehall dubs by campaigning politicians, the majority would still prefer substance...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

For the last 15 years, Isaac Peart has been satisfying a market with a demand for unique leather sandals and building his brand, Zack’s Handmade Sandals. His skill, inspired by his aunt, has allowed him to gain popularity, predominantly in central...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Porus, Manchester: Veniesha Daley-Wright was at her wits’ end when she took to social media this week to make an impassioned plea for water on behalf of her district of Top Coffee Grove in Porus, Manchester. For the past five weeks, the teacher...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: The brutal death of Associate Professor at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr Gordon Lightbourn, has reignited calls for a more effective national crime-fighting plan. Lightbourn’s body was found by the police in a...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:34 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

She has travelled to approximately 19 countries, explored a range of cultures, and lived in France for a little under a year, but Shari Kelly says nothing compares to her homeland, Jamaica. For Kelly, patriotic expressions should not be reserved...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Red Berry, Manchester: Residents of Red Berry, near Porus in Manchester, are still not satisfied with how their matters surrounding their dislocation, especially in terms of compensation and relocation, are being handled by officials overseeing the...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:29 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Following the five-year prison sentence handed down on Monday to Sanja Elliott, as well as various other terms for his co-convicts in the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) multimillion-dollar fraud saga, dissatisfied...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Even with the emergence of technology, online business transactions are still not the popular option for most persons in Jamaica. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has started a new normal and underscores the importance of...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:24 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A razor-thin majority now separates the People’s National Party-led Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) as Faith Sampson-Nickle, a councillor from the PNP, yesterday crossed the floor to join the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). With the ratio now...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester : MAYOR OF Mandeville Donovan Mitchell has said that the Manchester Municipal Corporation has been making plans for the active hurricane season despite the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The normal preparation...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Heartease, Manchester: Residents in the Heartease district of Manchester were stunned on Thursday when they found the body of 36-year-old Shanna-Lee Bailey in a pool of blood in her house. She was allegedly stabbed to death during a domestic...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE: WHILE MOST people in Manchester abided by the stay-at-home guideline for Labour Day projects, personnel at the Mandeville Police Station paid special attention to their second home, which received a much-needed facelift. A team from...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: MAYOR OF Mandeville Donovan Mitchell said the Manchester Municipal Corporation is not daunted by the negative labels that have been ascribed to the corporation since three of its former employees were found guilty, following...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, MANCHESTER: Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell said the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MCC) is not daunted by the negative labels that have been placed on the council since the investigation that uncovered a $400-million corruption...

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