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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

May Day, Manchester:If it were left to the residents of the May Day community, their blessing in the form of Astley Smith would be revered with the entire area being named in his honour.Smith's life epitomises selfless service for nation building,...

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

Manchester:From travelling far distances up steep hills to take fruits to her grandchildren to making the greatest sacrifices for her children's education, visiting shut-ins, being heavily involved in community and giving of herself selflessly, 100-...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

New Green, Manchester:For years, the Manchester-based institution was looked upon as an underdog and was never the ideal choice for parents seeking a top-performing school for their children.However, the tables have now turned.Under the hands of...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Being a dad is not always easy but entrepreneur Carl Rhoe says he could not have life any other way."I felt happiness and trepidation all at the same time ... we were about to bring a young one into the world and there was a...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

FARM, Manchester:She has an infectious laugh and is able to capture the attention of any room effortlessly with her brain power and wit - the attributes she calls blessings from the Creator.Rhoda Tabanor is no ordinary woman, having had three...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Rose Hill, Manchester:She forced a smile every five minutes, but her eyes told a story of hardship, heartache, and the great emotional pain felt as a result of no longer being able to care for her grandchildren, who lost their mother at a tender age...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newport, Manchester:"And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing." 1 Corinthians 13:2Vera Stewart, known to...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester: Oh, how we would love to have a manual that definitively states all the things we need and concretely explains the things we should employ to avoid backsliding!Guess what? We do! The Bible presents clear instructions and methods to ensure...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:All her life she had her hopes set on becoming one of the best cosmetologists locally, running her businesses and satisfying clients. But her dream was shattered when a man, unbeknown to her, drugged her drink, raped her, and...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Grove Place, Manchester:Through a mischievous smile and a slight turn of the cheek, 100-year-old Uriel Laylor spoke coherently, showing that he was as keen and alert to his environment and as sharp in memory as he could ever be.Reaching the...

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

May Pen, Clarendon:Sherlock Williams, more popularly known as 'Ras Ilak', was one who society deemed a regular civil servant, serving in the Jamaica Constabulary Force. But the moment he moved into the lifestyle of Rastafarianism, he said, some...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Some people take for granted what it means to have both their parents in their lives and homes, actively involved and showing no signs of ever allowing them to handle certain things on their own.Eighteen-year-old Terrin...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:We are living in the world that has become callous, and in some cases, devoid of emotion, the presence of which makes the job of those who swear to serve and protect, difficult. But president of the West Jamaica Conference of...

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...

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