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Stories by Shanna Kaye Monteith

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

The monthly meeting of the St Thomas Municipal Corporation was on Thursday overshadowed by the recommencement of the ongoing election petition involving one of its councillors.The case against the election of councillor for the Yallahs division,...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Tempers flared on Thursday at the monthly meeting of the St Thomas Municipal Corporation, which resulted in two members of the People's National Party storming out following a disagreement in relation to the announcement of interim plans for a...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:10 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

With the ultimate aim of empowering and helping women to realise that in order to overcome their obstacles they have to be true to themselves, Minister Kimola Brown-Lowe launched the Be Real for Real Conference.The inaugural staging of the all-woman...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:10 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

As a child, Kenroy Davis struggled with uncertainties of life, such as its meaning, his true purpose and the reason for his existence.His insecurities, coupled with the fact that he was one of the most brilliant of his time, became a burden to him."...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:09 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

What began as the journal of a hurt and mistreated woman is now a published book which aims to break the silence on domestic abuse and to encourage others who are faced with similar social struggles.Burnt but Not Destroyed, as it is called, is a...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:23 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

The first few legs of Wendel McKoy’s life were marked by doom and saturated by struggle. Almost dying after being born prematurely, predicted next in line to go mentally ill after all his older siblings were admitted to mental institutions...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Junior and his wife, Sherry*, have a beautiful relationship. They share an undying love and can often be seen everywhere together, except at church.The two, though happily married, attend different denominations and share somewhat different views on...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:08 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Giving her name only as Immaculate, a young believer in Christ shared a story of how demons possessed her home for eight years.Describing the period as "most devastating", she explained how her little sister, only five years old at the time, was...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

With the ultimate aim of helping and encouraging people to restore their relationship with God, gospel singer, Kevin Downswell, has embarked on a new initiative called 'Realignment 2017'.Giving an account of the origins of his latest project, the...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:37 PMShanna Kaye Monteith

The hearing of the election petition challenging the election of councillor for the Yallahs division, Dean Jones of the JLP has been adjourned until 2 o'clock in the Supreme Court to allow the judge time to make a decision on certain objections...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 5:22 PMShanna Kaye Monteith

Several St Thomas residents today protested in support of Dean Jones, the Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Yallahs Division who is being pressured to step down by his People's National Party counterparts. The residents say Jones is...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Cecil Reynolds yesterday sang praises to two of his colleagues who he claimed rescued him from what could have been a disaster.Reynolds was one of three farmers of the Plantain Garden River (PGR) agro-park in Winchester, St Thomas that was yesterday...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making the wise simple." - Psalms 19:7Just over two years ago, Nigel Powell was planning to execute a mission that, undoubtedly, would undoubtedly have...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

God has been playing many roles in the lives of people from beginning of time. Some call Him healer and provider. others call him protector and friend, but for Marie Maylor, God is, above all, Jehovah Maphalti (The Lord that delivers).Like many...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Though persons had initially gathered to honour major players and influencers of the gospel industry, the Sterling Gospel Music Award Show (SGMA) was a ministry in and of itself.The gospel award show, which took place on Saturday, March 25, is the...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

"Easter celebrations have become traditions and marketing strategies that people use to satisfy themselves," said Reverend Donovan Hylton, pastor of The Redeemer Chapel in Central Village, St Catherine.Hylton explained to Family...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

"The most important person in an army is the general. The most important person in a corporation is the chief executive officer. The most important person in a classroom is the teacher. And the most important persons in the family are the parents...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Tension and disunity were evident at Yallahs Square inSt Thomas after news of a not-guilty verdict against police Corporal Dwayne Smart, who was charged with the 2012 murder of a pregnant woman, spread like wildfire yesterday.Smart was freed of all...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

It was a few hours before dawn on February 19, 2015 when Tawna Sterling, mother of two young men, was awakened by an unexplainable gut feeling.Almost immediately, her phone began to ring.It was a call from a frantic friend telling her that her 21-...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Physically and verbally abused, raped and molested, underestimated and cast aside are the building blocks that created a woman of strength, a powerhouse for God and an exceptional mother.Renae Townsend told Family and Religion that she once sought a...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Tears of sorrow and deafening screams flooded the usually quiet community of Arcadia in St Thomas yesterday as family members, neighbours and friends mourned the death of 19-year-old Tashoy Barrett, whose body was found inside her boyfriend's home....

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

It is often said that of all the gifts life has to offer, a mother's love is the greatest of them all. But do people take note of reciprocated love? What of a daughter's unconditional affection for the one who gave birth to her?Shantal Mendez has a...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

Patrice Beckford greatly admired her grandmother. In fact she admits that they had therelationship of a mother and child.That's why when her dear Nanna passed away, Beckford felt like her life had been shattered to pieces."My mother was unemployed,...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 11:14 PMShanna Kaye Monteith

Leighton Powell is the director and founder of The Romans 12 Bible Studies and Prayer Ministry based in Kingston. Originally a Whatsapp Bible study group, he later adopted the Romans 12 name simply after listening to a radio programme rooted in the...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

The Bible declares in Jeremiah 29:11 that the Lord knows the plans He has for you - plans to prosper you and not to harm you, but to give you hope and a future.With absolutely no idea what the Lord's plans for her were, Deidre-Ann Thompson quit her...

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