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Stories by Shanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Spirits dropped, hearts palpitated, and shops were forced to close earlier than usual in Logwood, St Thomas, on Thursday night following the shooting death of Jamaica Labour Party activist Rameish Simpson at the gateway to his home in the community....

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

"Quitting is not an option." That's the message gospel veteran Carlene Davis hopes to send with her latest album The Assignment.The message, she said, isn't only for Christians, but also serves the unchurched and the unsaved."The Assignment is a...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Young author and visionary, Colleen Cohen, is launching what is called the True Vine Writer's Camp, which, according to her, will exist to inspire hope by transforming families and communities, one neighbourhood at a time.With youth, nation building...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:08 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Like most Jamaicans, Karen Dunn was not prepared to face the wrath of Hurricane Gilbert.Up until the morning of the great hurricane, Dunn, a resident of Southaven, St Thomas did not have a clue that the disaster threatened her country."The...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having dominated competitions and being crowned king of barbering locally, regionally and internationally, Anthony Drysdale is now focusing on establishing his own business and positioning himself as a tutor of the art.The 25-year-old copped his...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having endured a heart-rending childhood with little to no stability based on the constant absence of her father, who had to work, and a mother who was an abuser of drugs, Pastor Sara Conner's story of how she came to know God and to later rise...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:10 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Describing her growing up years as a 'chaotic adventure', Jamaican-born and raised, Pastor Sara Conner, a certified Christian Counsellor with the International Institute for Faith-based Counselling, in Texas, recalled her life as a child who was...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Fun in the Son Gospel Fest is more than just a free and entertaining show where Christians can have a good time.In fact, the popular summer event is more of an avenue for sinners to find repentance than for those who already know Christ, according...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was some friendly competition that kept 12-year-old Kamoya Russell and Shaneya Freebon at the top of their classes while at the Providence Preparatory School in Lyssons, St Thomas, and later secured their places at their schools of choice.Come...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

What if we treated disappointments and failures as set-ups instead of setbacks, or as mountable hurdles instead of roadblocks? What if we were all like Dionne Ramsay?"I grew up in a very humble household in Yallahs, St Thomas. Everything was OK...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:54 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Despite repeated notices and the recent running of advertisements in the media appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice, passengers of these public transportation are still being...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The young people's department of the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in Yallahs, St Thomas, hosted their seventh annual Youth Day on Wednesday.The day of worship and activities saw youth, who were richly clad in bright colours, in full...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Gospel artiste Chozenn ruffled some religious features earlier this week with the release of his latest single, Jesus Name Mi Bawl Out, a remake of secular artiste Dovey Magnum's raunchy song, Bawl Out.Christians and non-Christians alike have since...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It is the hope of many young women to inherit if even half the strength of their mother - especially when taking into consideration the life they had to live to ensure the well-being of their children.According to Sabriena Simpson, her mother,...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:02 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the aim of 'making a child smile', gospel artiste and philanthropist Johnoy 'Godartiste' Davis recently hosted the second staging of his charity concert called 'Godartise and Friends'.With 100 per cent of the proceeds dedicated to his Make a...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Talked about, sung about and preached about is the beauty of marriage - an institution where a union, created by love under God, is sealed with a promise of a lifetime is worth of support and companionship an institution publicly lauded by the...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:10 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Religious Education was never really one of those subjects held in high regards in high schools in Jamaica, and students who are mostly of a Christian faith, sometimes hold dear their ideology with little or no knowledge or understanding of their...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was the statistics that labelled her hometown, St Thomas, as the parish with the highest rate in teenage pregnancy islandwide that propelled 22-year-old Kimberley Thompson to put pen to paper in an attempt to address the sore that was affecting...

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