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Stories by Shanique Samuels

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Kert Powell describes himself as a humble individual who finds pleasure in giving back to the Lord in time and substance, more so because he has realised that the more he gives, the more blessings he receives. This, he said, is the true formula for...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Eton-Lee Lewis has proven on numerous occasions that when we are down to nothing, God is up to something. According to him, many times when he was at his wits end, God shows up and provides a breakthrough.The 23-year-old Lewis who worships at the...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

It's the start of the new school year and none of Roxanne Williams' four children attended school on Monday. And from the looks of things, they will not be going anytime soon. Williams has been so down on her luck that she couldn't even afford a...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

RED HILLS, Clarendon:The Red Hills Primary and Infant School, located in the deep rural parts of Clarendon, is one of the last set of institutions to have its pit latrines upgraded to flush toilets in the parish.The new bathroom block was officially...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Shenel Graham did not have all she needed to prepare for her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, but she is now thanking God for His helping in her scoring nine ones and a two in the 10 subjects she sat.Graham, who resides...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

It is often said that the path to salvation is not smooth, but laden with trials and tribulations that manifest themselves most times when we are at our weakest. But as long as Christ lives within us, navigating that path will be made easy.On his...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

After getting saved at 12 years old, she was given 12 months to backslide. But 10 years later Monique Trenchfield is still holding onto her salvation. Her desire to become a Christian stemmed from her early years going to church with her younger...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Toshiba Daley has had a rough time providing for her siblings and meeting their needs.The 29-year-old Daley has no children of her own, but has cared for her younger siblings - sisters Tashagaye and Tashieka and brother Gayron - since their mother...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Principal of Central High in May Pen, Clarendon, Vinroy Harrison, says back-to-school preparations are well under way as the institution seeks to accommodate the approximately 370 new students expected to be enrolled for the upcoming academic year....

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Jennifer Edwards, or 'Miss Broady', has a soft spot for children, a love so genuine that she has taken children into her home and raised them as her own.The 48-year-old who lives on Duke Street in Clarendon has never had children...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:At 11 months old, Ryon Gordon was diagnosed with a heart condition that triggered a seizure which starved his brain of oxygen for close to two hours."It's as if he had died, he wasn't breathing, he started turning blue," Ryon's...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Despite the many obstacles he faced in his quest to make it to the Rio Olympics, Omar McLeod held firm to his Christian faith, remained focused and delivered a golden performance in the men's 110m hurdles on Tuesday.His relatives are yet to soak up...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Suzette Weir has been going to church, was raised in church, and has never been to a party or club. In 1992, she decided that the best way to live her life was to serve Christ."My parents were such good examples. My mother was a Christian first and...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

DENBIGH, Clarendon:The Ministry of Agriculture's push to reduce the county's food-import bill has given birth to the Onion Development Programme (ODP), which is being used as the vehicle to drive the production of onion locally.The programme was...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 5:55 PMShanique Samuels

A man was killed after he and his companion were abducted from their home in Freetown, Clarendon yesterday. The man, 29-year-old tailor Shemar Plummer, was found with a gunshot to the head and his throat slashed. According to reports, about 11:30 a...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 5:44 PMShanique Samuels

Thirty-three-year-old Jason McLeod was shot and killed by gunmen in Palmer's Cross, Clarendon early this morning. McLeod and his girl, who escaped unharmed, were on their way home from a party. The couple was attacked close to their home at...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:31 PMShanique Samuels

The police are seeking to find the mother of a one day old baby who was abandoned on the doorsteps of a hospital. The Chapelton police in Clarendon report that a baby girl was found in a shoebox on the steps of the Chapelton hospital about 10:30 p...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Stephanie Risden enjoys making hats and has turned the idea of creating the beautifully handcrafted pieces into an income- earning opportunity. Originally from Beckford Kraal in Clarendon, she has relocated closer to the capital where it is easier...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 5:21 PMShanique Samuels

The Cocoa Industry Board (CIB) is to increase the price paid for a box of wet cocoa by J$1,000 over two years in a bid to encourage farmers to boost production. The per box rate paid to farmers will move up to J$2,600 or 30 per cent as of October 1...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:23 PMShanique Samuels

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has disclosed that the agricultural sector grew by 13 per cent for the quarter ending June this year. This, he says, is based on figures supplied to the Ministry of Agriculture by STATIN. Additionally, he says the...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

EFFORTVILLE, Clarendon:Students of the Una Mighty Basic School in Effortville, Clarendon, will now be able to learn comfortably in their classrooms as a result of the recent installation of electricity at the institution.The school, which is more...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

RACE TRACK, Clarendon:The Bible says, in the book of Romans 3:23, that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but then that is why there is what Christians refer to as 'saving grace', because Jesus died on the cross so that we may be...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:12 AMShanique Samuels

FOUR PATHS, Clarendon:Residents of the Four Paths Settlement in Clarendon joined hands to build a house for an elderly woman whom they say has been living in the community for more than four decades. She is assumed to be about 92 years old and...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

In life, everyone has a story about journeys and paths taken, mistakes made and lessons learned. Ultimately, it is the experience gained from these mistakes that will determine how resilient we are in our pursuit of a better life.Filicia Williams is...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

"Bear with each other and forgive one another. If any of you have grievance against another forgive as the Lord forgave you." - Colossians 3:13-14This portion of scripture is one of the many lessons the Bible teaches about forgiveness. Christians...

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