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Published:Wednesday | April 11, 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:Thursday | May 24, 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:Wednesday | May 16, 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:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 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:Thursday | May 10, 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:Thursday | May 3, 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:Thursday | April 26, 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:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 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:Thursday | April 12, 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:Tuesday | April 10, 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:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 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:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 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:Thursday | March 29, 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:Thursday | March 22, 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:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 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:Monday | March 12, 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:Thursday | March 8, 2018 | 12:00 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:Wednesday | March 7, 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:Thursday | March 8, 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:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 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:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 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:Thursday | February 15, 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:Thursday | February 15, 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:Friday | February 9, 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:Friday | February 9, 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...

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