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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Behind the exquisite outfits, the lipstick, the smiles, the palatial houses and the life portrayed, are women who are suffering in silence at the hands of their partners, for reasons known, unknown and unimaginable.There are...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:It was Winnie Mandela, who, during one of her many speeches, said that women are often responsible for their own downfall as too great a focus is placed on the surrounding negativity and not the individual strengths, which can...

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

the Manchester-based Ebenezer Home for the mentally challenged and the homeless, which focuses on treating and rehabilitating individuals and placing them back into their communities or with families, has fallen on hard times and could close its...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine,...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Her life tells a tale of hardship, having been abandoned by family, ostracised by many she has come in contact with, abused both physically and verbally, with nowhere in the world to call her own.Atop the list of her struggles...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newport, Manchester:Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:She dresses to impress and automatically commands the attention of a room when she so desires. She can be a gem, but when it comes to the regimen of her profession, she does not play.Meet Mickella Brown-Rowe, mother of two,...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:She can be the loudest one in a room, but she is no empty barrel. Her character screams 'too liberal' for some, but to others one does not get 'realer'.Keisha Wright is all woman and no one can dispute her strength, intellect...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Quite a number of students across the parish were left confused and flustered this morning as they showed up for school only to be told that classes were postponed for the day.With some parents having prior knowledge of a possible strike, quite a...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Ellen Street, Manchester:I say to you that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner than repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance Luke 15:7As the Homeward Bound Evangelistic series in Ellen Street with...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:The Made in Manchester movement began in 2016, initially to provide a platform for women to showcase their products and services. Fast-forward to two years later, and men have now been included, along with businesses that are...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Spaulding, Clarendon: It was always Deneka Pusey's wish to do well in life and ensure that even if her support system was not the strongest, she would rise to the occasion.This persistence has afforded her the opportunity to travel to Delaware, United...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:03 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Our purpose here on Earth is not just to look out for our own welfare, but that of others as well. Among those we make a priority are our young people.But according to retired deputy commissioner of police, Novelette Grant we...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 9:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Ellen Street, Manchester:If you have never done anything in your life, at some point in time, to cause you to be ashamed, chances are you have not been living on this earth because, by nature, humans are flawed and prone to mess up.But, because God...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Her small stature does not ably fit the weight she has carried for years. But her mindset is one of positivity, perseverance and unending gratitude to the One whom, she said, would never give her more than she can bear.At 22...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Ellen Street, Manchester:Servants of God are charged to go beyond the walls of a building and take the message to the streets, as it is said that the Lord will not put in His appearance until His message reaches all the corners of the earth....

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As lawmen struggle to bring order to the parish of St James with the public state of emergency, it appears disturbances are being caused in other parishes as criminals migrate to 'safer places'.Manchester is one of those areas."We have people who...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The lawlessness of motorists and the inconsistencies with traffic signs and lights throughout Mandeville continue to make maintenance of order in the town extremely difficult, and stakeholders are now past their boiling point.Speaking at the...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"And the Lord said unto Moses, write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel." ( Exodus 34:27)The power of words, whether negative or positive, is undeniable, but...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Are we living a religious and spiritual lie? Do we see our shortcomings, but have not yet found the solutions, or have we become comfortable in the deprived state of our Christian lives?Former chaplain of the Area 3 Police and...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Fifty years ago, unfortunate circumstances led Bobby and Angela Chang to open a shop that is today an islandwide retailer.The event was nothing short of a blessing in disguise as the impact of their business transcends the...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 1:03 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:The small two-bedroom house in the community of Blackshop in St James that housed seven individuals with little to no modern amenities laid the foundation for 27-year-old Dr Sherrefa Burchell and her journey from a humble...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

ManchesteR:The fact that God has not yet put in His appearance is often taken for granted because we have lived to see another year, another week, another day, and still, 'the clouds have not opened' and some of the events we have been told would...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica:It is most important, but often taken for granted. Prayer is seen by some as only a means of making requests for tangible things when times get tough. It is not always seen as the main channel of communication to God that has no...

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