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Stories by Tamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | March 31, 2023 | 12:52 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The Manchester High School Global Alumni Network (MHSGAN), through its inaugural homecoming week of activities held recently, reports that it has successfully reached its short-term target to raise funds to support the...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2023 | 12:24 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

ALBION, MANCHESTER: Hundreds of students across Manchester central and adjoining areas, who require special education, can now have that realised through a more affordable option, following the construction of a fully-equipped special education...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2023 | 1:33 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Over 30 female business owners from central Jamaica received a significant boost to their businesses through the Realize Embrace Achieve your Purpose (REAP) Women Entrepreneurship project, sponsored by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives Grant....

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2023 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Several persons in communities across the parish of Manchester could be heavily penalised in the coming weeks for constructing buildings contrary to the codes established, according to Mayor of Mandeville, Donovan Mitchell...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2023 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

With approximately 350, 000 parcels of unregistered land in Jamaica, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, there remains a great need for individuals to legitimise ownership and help put an end to the culture of informal settling. “There is...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2023 | 1:31 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Pearnel Charles Jr, has indicated that despite the lambasting from the Opposition on his ministry’s decision to cut $150 million from the Agriculture Modernisation Programme budget, it...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: AT THE mention of her name, the faces of many children whose lives she would have touched light up, the cultural industry nods in approval, the common man instantly acknowledges her warmth and a room graced with her presence...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: His smile could easily be mistaken for joy, but the bouts of laughter and happy disposition are a veneer that masks the agony of Pastor Eversley Brooks, whose wife of 47 years died from COVID-19 in October 2020. Brooks is...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester: The diversification of menu and delivery options is what the owner and operator of the popular Little Ochie Seafood Restaurant and Bar, Evrol ‘Blackie’ Christian, has had to employ to cushion the blow from what he...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

With a general election pending, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Central Manchester Rhoda Crawford is seeking to take over the reins in a constituency where she claims the people have been neglected. The 31-year-old educator says she not...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

LAND SETTLEMENT, Manchester: Workers at the Silver Streak Taxi Association in Mandeville are struggling to come to terms with the death of their colleague, Terrence Stewart, who was shot and killed in Land Settlement district in the parish last...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

The bus driver who attacked a policeman and was shot in Spaldings, on the Clarendon and Manchester border, is to appear in court next month. After being released from hospital on Wednesday, the bus operator was slapped with three...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Imagine having a healthy baby, leaving the hospital and looking forward to a pretty normal life ahead, only to realise that at the age of five your child still is unable to speak. That was the new normal for Fay Edwards, who...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Between seeing patients, picking up the children from school, taking them to extra curricula activities, squeezing in some family time and managing a practice, Dr. Marsha Mungalsingh certainly has her hands full. A working...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester When Chanice Taylor and Kevin Graham met in a chat room 11 years ago, they were not quite sure how things would unfold, especially because they were both in different relationships and distance stood tall between them.But fate...

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