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Stories by Paul H. Williams

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

More than five years ago, Pauline Smith, a returning resident of George North, near Spaldings, Manchester, founded the Network of Women for Food Security, a specially authorised society registered with the cooperatives and friendly societies. The...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Edible mushrooms, those flesh-like, spore-bearing fruits of fungi, are considered a delicacy in many quarters, eaten by people of a certain social stratum. Yet, for many persons, mushroom is an everyday source of protein, regular food.Although they...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

When Prime Minister Andrew Holness said Mount Salem in St James selected itself as the first zone of special operations, he was very much spot on. That suburban Montego Bay community was selected based on historical data, and the history of crime in...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:03 AMPaul H. Williams

Menno Simons, who lived from 1496 to 1561 in Friesland, in The Netherlands, was a Catholic priest who did not agree with some of the teachings of Catholicism, especially the baptism of babies, who did not understand what was happening to them.He is...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Menno Simons lived from 1496 to 1561 in Friesland, now a province in The Netherlands. He was a Catholic priest who did not agree with some of the teachings of Catholicism, especially the baptism of babies, who did not...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:33 AMPaul H. Williams

Seven years ago when Stephen Henriques was assistant to Ernest deSousa, the spiritual leader of the Jewish community, deSousa suddenly died. The 12-member board of the United Congregations of Israelites, located at Duke Street downtown,...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

GOLDEN HILL, St Andrew:For Bishop Dr O'Neil Miller, pastor of the Apostolic Sabbath Church in Golden Hill, St Andrew, his ministry is not only concerned with preaching about salvation to his flock and telling them how to attain it, it includes...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Exactly two years ago, Family and Religion spoke with Bishop O'Neil Miller of the Apostolic Sabbath Church in Golden Hill, St Andrew, about the challenges he was facing with the said church, of which he is the builder and the head. It was on the...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

In 1739 Captain Quao, leader of the Windward Maroons, signed a treaty of peace and friendship with the British military whose resolve the Maroons had worn down.The signing of the treaty was the culmination of a protracted war in which the Maroons...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:04 AMPaul H. Williams

Mormonism, the Christian movement founded by Joseph Smith in New York in the 1820s, is regarded by Mormons as the only true church. And, obviously, its doctrines, beliefs and practices have set Mormons apart from other Christian denominations. Some...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

From Thursday, June 22 to Sunday the 25th, the Maroon community of Charles Town in Portland will be hosting its ninth international Maroon conference under the theme 'Maroons and the African diaspora: Learning from the past, looking to the future'."...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Some persons were stunned and angry when they saw the bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey unveiled in the courtyard of the Faculty of Humanities and Education on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies on Friday, May 19.The tenor of the...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

There is a feeling that a career in agriculture is not glamorous, and one that the youngsters are not interested in, despite the fact that we need agriculture to stay alive.Agricultural science has never been a popular GCE/CSEC subject for high...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Joseph Smith, it is said, founded Mormonism in New York in the 1820s. He and his followers moved from state to state to avoid persecution. They settled and bought the town of Commerce in Illinois, which they renamed...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:04 AMPaul H. Williams

The Mormons say that their Christian denomination is the only true Church since it was founded by Joseph Smith through divine authority. Yet, like many other denominations, their theology is underpinned by the...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Last Tuesday evening, only a few days after he celebrated his 100th birthday, former colonel of the Moore Town Maroons in Portland, Charles L. G. Harris, made the transition into the ancestral realms.Colonel Harris was a distinguished graduate of...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

He was not slated to perform, but Frederick 'Freddie' McGregor acquiesced when he was invited onstage by Hugh Douse, artistic director of the Nexus Performing Arts Company, which was singing a medley of his hit songs called Big Ship Suite, and...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Joseph Smith of New York, it is said, was confused about which Christian denomination he should become a part of, so he prayed to God to find the answer. In the spring of 1820, he said he got a vision, in which God instructed him not to join any of...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Last Friday, Professor Archibald McDonald, pro-vice-chancellor and principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus, and Professor Rahamon Adisa Bello, vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos in Nigeria, unveiled a bust of the...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:04 AMPaul H. Williams

On Saturday, May 13, Kevin Brown, Mormon high councillor, told Family and Religion of the challenges and joy of being a Mormon for 32 years. Yet, Mormonism is not a popular movement in Jamaica. Thus, Family and Religion went exploring.The research...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Natanyel Ben Israel was born in the United States in the 1960s. He studied art in Europe and worked in the field of law enforcement. Over the years he attended the Baptist and Seventh-Day Adventist churches, and the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

Recently, Family...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

On Sunday, January 8, a truck driven by a Palestinian ran over a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, Israel, killing four people and wounding 15 others. Israeli police and rescue services said that the incident was one of the deadliest attacks...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

When George Fox, born July 1624 in Leicester, England, died in 1691, he left over 50,000 members of the Society of Friends, or the Religious Society of Friends, of which he was widely regarded as the founder.It is said that the movement evolved out...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams

In the garden of the performing arts there is a Rose called Bunny, and he is as nimble as that little, four-legged creature, but much more talented. He plays many musical instruments; sings different genre of songs in English, Spanish, German,...

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