Updeh (Up there) is a Jamaican term which means beauty, wealth, success
and sophistication, all of which can be used to describe the salubrious
town of Mandeville, Jamaica. Mandeville enjoys a celebrated reputation for
its cleanliness, low crime rate, and a sense of order. In fact these are some
of the main reasons that Mandeville is the preferred destination for many a
Nestled in the heart of Jamaica’s bauxite industry, Mandeville is home to
one of Jamaica’s three universities, Northern Caribbean University which
has changed the character of the town significantly.
West Park Crescent, Mandeville
Cool cool Mandeville is the capital of, pride and joy of Manchester,Jamaica.
It can lay claim to being the capital that is above all overs, with an altitude of over 2000 feet (610 meters) above sea level. Manchester was created in 1814 from pieces of other parishes. The parish was named after the Jamaican Governor, the Duke of Manchester and the town named after the Duke’sson, the Earl of Mandeville.
Mansions abound some with chimneys and fireplaces- swimming pools,
broad avenues, well manicured lawns, tennis courts, a cultural center, a
university and water woes are all part of the Mandeville story.
Mandeville today is a magnet for returning Jamaicans who have lived
abroad for many years. Mandeville boasts at least eight high schools,
several degree granting institutions, as well as other schools of higher
learning offering courses in all imaginable disciplines including computer
science, teaching, nursing and sustainable tourism. Mandeville is low on
the crime ladder when one compare statistics with other parish capitals.
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