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Stories by Tamara Bailey

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:10 AMTamara Bailey

His message is coming straight from the heart with nothing but love for his fellow people. Drummer and men's ministry member, Randy Stewart, of the Newport New Testament Church of God, is not pleased with how far we seem to have strayed from our...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Celebrating 25 years of existence as a vicariate and diocese, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville is set to mark this blessed occasion at the Kendal Camp and Conference Centre in the parish, this Sunday (June 24).Having been established in 1991...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

The recent inauguration of the 24th president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr Lincoln Edwards, was more than a flamboyant ceremony, it was also a time for deep introspection and an announcement of the plans for continued progression."...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Whether it's the leaky roof, past bouts of rat infestation, windows falling out or female lawyers tripping after having their heels stuck in holes in the wooden floor, the problems at the Manchester Parish Court are numerous...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Marked improvement in GSAT averages in ManchesterThe disappointing results of last year were clearly enough to whip into shape the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) co-ordinators and teachers at the different institutions in Manchester, as all the...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:One cannot simply sit in a room straight-faced when the father-son duo of Jim and Jeovannie Patterson are present.The two personify the term 'two peas in a...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:With a percentage of the revenue of the councils being lost to criminals, particularly from the markets, Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie is adamant that it has to stop."The time has come when we have to shake...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 6:02 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Giving birth can be one of the most beautiful experiences, however, some mothers forget things that need to be taken into consideration before and after bringing a child into the world.Having seen several instances where a...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Bethany, Manchester:The Bethany Primary School, just outside the community of Christiana, is desperately in need of assistance to ensure the safety, comfort and academic excellence of the students.According to the principal of the institution,...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:28 PMTamara Bailey

The principal of Porus High, David Powell, says the Manchester-based school was in the process of expelling the student who is in police custody for yesterday’s fatal stabbing of a schoolmate. Powell says the accused student displayed...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:04 AMTamara Bailey

Moravian ministers Reverend Paul Gardner and Reverend Jermaine Gibson, who have been implicated in a series of sex scandals involving a minor, are expected to hear today whether their case will be transferred to Kingston. The two appeared with...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Out of a desire to empower future generations, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Fontana Pharmacy, led by Kevin O'Brien Chang, have embarked on an initiative, called the 'Good Health Begins...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:27 PMTamara Bailey

Moravian ministers Reverend Paul Gardner and Reverend Jermaine Gibson, who have been implicated in a series of sex scandals involving a minor, are expected to hear on Monday whether their case will be transferred to Kingston. The two appeared with...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey

Below is the final of a two-part feature published last week on how K. Dominic McKenzie managed to move from Jamaica to the United States with very little to his name and a tuition of approximately $J1.6 million, but earned a bachelor's degree and...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Having been diagnosed with chronic illnesses, one of which later resulted in the amputation of his leg, 32-year old Jerome Harrison could have given up on life, but now, he is a living testimony that God's grace is unending."...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:He had big dreams. Failure was not an option for him, but somehow, the life he wanted seemed unrealistic and unattainable. How could this young man from Mandeville, Manchester, pack up and leave for a university thousands of...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

The issue of tithing is one that has been long debated and for varying reasons. Some individuals rebuff the belief of many Christians that it should be a crucial part of their service to God.Many ask, 'Why does God need my money when He has power...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:The hushed tones at deCarteret College in Mandeville, Manchester, yesterday morning evidenced the grieving hearts of students and members of staff alike who were trying to come to grips with the reality that their beloved...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

So you've prayed to God, and your prayer seems to have gone unanswered. You question whether your requests were too ambitious or whether God's love and care still extend to you.But could it be that we are to exercise patience? Or are we the ones at...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

"But now that you have come to know God, or rather, to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?" Galatians 4:9 (ESV)The Christian journey is...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Having experienced many successes over the years, the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) debate team is hoping to take things up a notch by starting a competition of their own so that teams from all over the world can compete...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 5:00 AMTamara Bailey

He was uncertain of what he wanted to do in his younger days; however, he was influenced by his eldest sister to enrol into teachers' college.He had no idea where he would end up, but offering an education to students with special...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:00 AMTamara Bailey

NEWPORT, Manchester:It has been 59 years since The Curphey Home for ex-service men and women was constructed; formerly for war veterans, but now mainly for those who have served in the army and need care.For years, the home was in a deplorable state...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Careba Salmon, the 24-year-old charged in connection with the extortion ring targeting businesses in the central region, will have to wait until next Thursday to hear her fate.Salmon, who appeared before the Manchester Parish...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:It is expected that with the resuscitation of the bauxite alumina industry, particularly Alpart, there will be greater economic sustainability. However, residents of Nain, St Elizabeth, and adjoining areas are more concerned...

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