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Stories by Tamara Bailey

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Hatfield, Manchester:"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."- Elbert HubbardWhen 27-year-old Laura Sade Bent found that the career plans she had made for herself were not...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

"The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes."- C. JoybellIf...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Over sixty small business owners were recently engaged by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with JAMPRO, at an Agri-Business Expo and Workshop, geared towards business development and accessing export markets....

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:They met in 2005 while at university, but it wasn't until 2015 that an Instagram message, six red roses and six white roses set the tone for a beautiful friendship that later blossomed into unconditional love.Odale Mulgrave, a...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:When Benjamin Barrett, at the age of two, took to basic drawing and colouring, his parents could not have known that they had a child prodigy in their midst who would soon inspire them to unearth their own talents and build...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:She is a woman who has walked among kings and queens but has never lost the common touch.Her life, from a very tender age, was about serving people selflessly, skipping the pastime of 'dolly house' as a young girl, she spent...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Gavin Linton, the driver of a Toyota Hiace minibus that crashed in April 2011, resulting in the deaths of three students of the Holmwood Technical High School and an adult, was freed of manslaughter charges in the Manchester...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

"Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything."- Unknown Last week, we shared with you part-one of the story of Brian Wright*, a young man with no parents, no home, and a longing to be given a...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Two of four men held in the immediate aftermath of the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith in Mandeville, Manchester, just over one week ago are to face an identification parade shortly.Head of the Manchester police, Superintendent Wayne Cameron, made...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Manchester, Jamaica:How is it possible for a man to rob God when He is the provider for all that man is bestowed with? Pastor Thomas 'Hurricane' Bryan, the stewardship director of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, says to the...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Expressionless was the face of 28-year-old Kayode Garwood, who was convicted of the murder of 11-year-old Tareek Gregory, as he was sentenced to life in prison in the Manchester Circuit Court yesterday.Garwood will have to...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

His twenty-two years on earth have been far from favourable, having been abused, taken from his mother - who later died in the saddest way possible - separated from his sister, rendered homeless and growing up with no knowledge of his father's...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 10:02 AMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE , Manchester: It's been a night of grief for the Manchester police and members of affiliated ‎community groups battling to come to terms with the murder of corporal Melvin...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:When a mother loves unconditionally a child that she carried in her womb, it is expected and appreciated, but when she takes a child birthed by another and exercises the same motherly love and duties, she is angelic.Sonia...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

With THE importance being placed on students' mastery of technical and vocational skills, along with academics, seven high schools across northwest Clarendon will benefit from a recent grant of $3.5 million from Member of Parliament Richard Azan...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:03 AMTamara Bailey

Ellen Street, Manchester"The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, "Say to the Israelites: 'Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud."There are some that only...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

It is a precious gift to find one willing to make personal sacrifices for others, standing to gain nothing but a satisfied spirit and a happy heart.Gloria Bogle's genuine love for people translates into unwavering service to those in need. Having...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 11:03 PMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, ManchesterWe pass them daily on roadsides begging, rummaging through garbage bins or sleeping on cold concrete.Some are mentally unstable, but quite a few are homeless as a result of their families abandoning them. Many of them long for...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:With beaming faces, sweaty palms and hearts filled with pride, the students of the Villa Road Primary School last week created history when they exercised their franchise to elect their first-ever student council body....

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey

Mile Gully, Manchester:"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance"- 2 Peter 3:9What would we do if God offered no second...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey

Cedar Grove, Manchester:In some congregations, you are considered no less than a heathen when you decide that living up to the standards of church members is not something you want to do for the rest of your life.Twenty-seven-year-old Shari Kelly...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Junction, St Elizabeth:Life for Tasheika Williams has not been easy and everyday it seems as though she is failing miserably to adequately care for her sick eight-year-old son.Every day she questions the episodes in her life, why they played out the...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey

Knockpatrick, Manchester:Evidenced by her heavy breathing and intermittent sighs, the pain riddling Kadine Plummer's a body was real as she mustered the strength to recount her experiences of ailing health for the past 10 years.The 34-year-old...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:03 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Have you ever seen children with great potential suddenly become rowdy and rebellious? Have you ever seen children who were admired by all, suddenly behave as though they have no moral compass and wondered, where is the...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Spaulding, Clarendon:The agonising pain caused by a broken heart cannot be masked when one's present reality is a constant reminder of all the struggles endured.Forty-seven-year-old Keith Stewart says he has lost everything, including a relationship...

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