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Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 8:01 AMMichael Facey, Gleaner Writer

Shanghai, China: In one of the most anticipated contests of the night, the women’s 100m at the Shanghai Diamond League saw Jamaican sprint queens beaten by Nigerian Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor. The African put triple Olympic champion Veronica ...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 7:12 AMMichael Facey, Gleaner Writer

Shanghai, China: Kaliese Spencer lit up the women’s 400m hurdles at the Diamond League in Shanghai. The Commonwealth Games 2014 champion began her season with began her season with a season's best time of 54.71...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuth Howard, Gleaner Writer

It was New Year's Eve. At a time when most persons were celebrating, Colleen Wint was in her car weeping and sobbing. She had just got her book back from a publisher who kept it for several months before deciding it was "too small" to bother about....

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill, Gleaner Writer

Dwight Larmond isn't your typical visual artist. He uses his talent to promote peace and love while assisting those who are less fortunate in the society. His style incorporates unique pieces of...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnthony Minott, Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, May 9, the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers' Association (JGRA) and the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), which is widely known as the Blood Bank, hosted a blood drive at the Petcom Service Station, Ocho Rios, St Ann. A fairly...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Out with spring and in with the swing of summer!As we transition from easy breezy to sheer sunshine, let's make a sweet statement with cute, sophisticated chic tops, paired with simple denim shorts. A romper...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

MOCHO, Clarendon: LENNON HIGH School's fourth form student Ackeem Rhoomes is today thanking God that he made the decision to turn his life over to Him. Growing up, he said...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Watching them as they made their way into the Miracle Tabernacle Freetown Church of God of Prophecy church, located in Freetown, Clarendon, it was not hard to spot that twinkle in his eyes as he escorted...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

DUNROBIN, Manchester: It was no accident, and no regrets were experienced when Tanesha Tomlinson told her partner, George Smith, that they would soon welcome a new life...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Handling several business ventures, maintaining her relationship with her son, working overtime to meet deadlines and doing it all on her own, is a lifestyle only too familiar to Johanna Denny. She...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The lives of the four children left behind by Karen Rainford changed forever the morning she was murdered. All four children were under the age of 12 at the time of their...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams, Gleaner Writer

I WAS drawn to Alexander Lee by his soulful singing voice. He was selling mangoes at the intersection of East and North streets, near The Gleaner building some weeks ago,...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore, Gleaner Writer

HIGHGATE, St Mary: Although Pastor Ryan Hewitt of the Church of God in Jamaica grew up in Kingston, for the best part of a decade, he has been preaching in St Mary and observing the rural population'...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 10:11 AMGleaner Writer

It has been a rough path for Monica Wilson since her youthful days as an abandoned child. But Wilson, now a single mother of five, living in Denham Town, Kingston, has learned to love herself as much as she loves her children. At the age of 14,...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

FRANKFIELD, Clarendon: THREE TEENAGED Edwin Allen High School students have created a technology-based mobile application that will assist farmers in managing their farms, as well as maximising production and output based on the size of the farm and...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The bush fires that for nearly two weeks have been sweeping across hilly sections of Mavis Bank in east rural St Andrew have already torched more than 500 acres of agricultural lands resulting in losses...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: During pregnancy, a woman prays and hopes for a healthy baby. She will do everything to ensure that, and when the bundle of joy comes, everything has new meaning. However, there are those mothers who...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLauntia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

While other male role models can positively influence the life a young boy, there is no other, however, who has a more important role model to play in his son's life than his...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLauntia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

In addition to being the full-time mother of an energetic two-year-old son, Teisha Williams has three other jobs that she must attend to. When asked how she does it all, she admitted that it is a...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

One long-time coffee farmer has warned that the bush fires sweeping across several communities in east rural St Andrew since last Saturday could leave billions of dollars in losses and deliver a major blow to the nation's world-renowned coffee...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon: FOR NINE months Cheryl Waugh bore the discomfort of the precious load she carried. After the excruciating pain, it was a joy to finally hold her bundle of joy in her arms.She was in a mother?s haven until...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

EVER SINCE Edith Clarke's book was released in 1957 titled My Mother Who Fathered Me, that expression has been used by many to sum up mothers who have been going it alone raising their children....

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

FREE TOWN, Clarendon: THE MIRACLE Tabernacle Free Town Church of God of Prophecy in Clarendon celebrated the beginning of Child Month last Sunday...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 4:57 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Long-time coffee farmer, Joan Gordon-Webley, says the bush fires sweeping across several communities in east rural St Andrew since last Saturday could leave billions of dollars in losses. She says this would deliver a major blow to Jamaica's...

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