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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There is something about the spirit of a woman who knows that her efforts are not just for her good, but also for the tiny humans she brought into to this Earth. Sasheen Anckle was pregnant with her third child and...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester Social Anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle said Manchester neglected quite a number of its communities that are categorised outside of the upper and middle classes. “Manchester has what is called ‘brutal inequality’, there is a...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

They say that if a man can do it, a woman can do it better, and that is seemingly the mantra of 56-year-old Florette Redman, who has for decades done all she needed to do to succeed in a profession dominated by men and care for her children. For...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The seeds were sown in Australia Leclerc was ready Neither the machine nor the team was though It was inevitable The writing was on the t

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.” Psalms 119:9 President of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Levi Johnson, is making a call for all...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She grew up in a dysfunctional home, which she left at age 15. By 18, she was arrested for trafficking drugs. She had her first child while in jail and lost him through the system. She ended up being a single mother and...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

At the 2018 staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, only four students – two boys and two girls – from the Mount St Joseph Catholic High School (MSJ) qualified to enter, and though they did not manage to reach the...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As the country continues to grapple with high rates of crime and violence, social anthropologist and lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Herbert Gayle, says the parish...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:47 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: As a woman, you might not be directly told that you cannot do something. But you find the indirect messages in the form of reduced roles at work, unequal pay, purposeful omission of your input, looks of disdain, and every...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:46 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9. Mandeville, Manchester: Approximately 5,000 young people from the Central Jamaica Conference...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: For the past 13 years, Carvelyn Reynolds-Brown has been holding her own, making her mark as an entrepreneur and student while managing the home as a wife and mother of two sons. She says that to the best of her knowledge,...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Friends and relatives yesterday paid their final respects to Karanjah Gayle and Joseph Anderson, the two Northern Caribbean University (NCU) students who drowned while swimming on New Year’s Day. The two best friends, both...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Embodying resilience and strength effortlessly, Jodianne Snape has been proving naysayers wrong for years and is happy to continue doing so by excelling in her career while raising a king and three queens. The paralegal by...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me" Psalms 23:4Have you ever felt as though whatever you are battling is greater than...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:When Esther Omoregie is not busy being a diva - showcasing her witty personality - she can be found co-hosting a children's programme on NCU FM, working on outreach projects for the needy, and living life like it is golden....

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica:We are just two weeks into the first month of the new year, and already, people are beginning to execute some of the plans they had made for 2019. But what is a plan and realisation of that plan without God at the centre of it?...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

His kids only ever get to see him in person on weekends and select holidays, but Keitho Nembhard does all he can to ensure his presence is felt as a full-time father, even though he is miles away from home. With eight-year-old son, Liam, and two-...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica:"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck;...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester Sister Charmaine Stobbs, more popularly known as Charmaine Ital, and who has been a part of the Rastafarian movement from birth, said that she has always been mystically led with the gift of words and medicine."I grew up with...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Eight-year-old Sara Mungalsingh has been excelling in most, if not all, areas of her life and said it is her dream to continue the trend of winning."I really like dancing and gymnastics, and I have been doing it since I was...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:For six years, Purcess Wright has worked in an environment that has not only changed her outlook on children with special needs, but has afforded her the opportunity to show them love she only thought she had for her offspring...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour .9 'All this I will give you,' he said, 'if you will bow down and worship me'. Mathew 4:8-9There is little to...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:With news of a financial crisis, following years of decrease in enrolment coming to public attention recently, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is revealing that brighter days are ahead, having received institutional...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:He has been the manager for the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) Mandeville branch for quite some time, but more important, he has been faithfully leading the people of God for the past eight years."I didn't know I...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:He was the first of her five children, one of her favourites, and one who took a huge part of her heart when he left this earth.Maria Boyd-Rhone has never been the same since she laid her son, Sheldon Davis, to rest. These...

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