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Stories by Tamara Bailey

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...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey

"There is a quote by Robert Kennedy that says, 'Some people look at what is and ask why and there are others that look at what could be and ask why not.' I started to look at the things that could be, especially after meeting with persons from the...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:According to the Manchester Public Health Department, there are more than 1,000 food establishments in the parish, with approximately 80 per cent satisfactorily meeting the operational standards.However, while the health...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:You may overlook her in a classroom as a result of her quiet demeanour, but when evidence of her academic potency is revealed, her presence immediately commands attention.Seventeen-year-old Sukenia Wilson is a lower sixth-form...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:While 11 food-handling establishments, including abattoirs, were rendered closed recently, and some have since been reopened, chairman of the local board of health, Mayor Donovan Mitchell, is furious that the board has not...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey

James 1:2-4 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete,...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey

Last week we introduced the story of Terry- Ann Bodden, who after a series of devastating episodes of abuse, disappointments, setbacks, hospitalisation, the death of her son, among others, is standing tall today as a reflection of God's goodness....

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

"But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" Luke 12:...

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Her small frame is by no means reflective of her age, but rather of an ongoing battle with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and kidneys that may soon fall into complications.Sorina Johnson is not your average 14-year-old...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey

With no formal high-school education, five children before the age of 25, a mentally challenged son, a son gunned down by police, and the frightening experience of being held in a United States jail cell, Terry-Ann Bodden stands tall today as the...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey

He was just a normal man going about his business as an employee at a food processing establishment when he heard the call of God, commissioning him to a greater service.He didn't know he would one day start a church or even be called overseas to...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

KNOCKPATRICK, Manchester:He is as sharp as ever, following a daily routine of reading books and engaging in active conversations with family and friends.An ardent worker in the Church and in the business of impacting the lives of those he hasn't...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

PORUS, Manchester:She is as selfless as they come. A woman so driven by seeing others, particularly young people, succeed that she will use unconventional methods to prove that greatness lies within every individual.Verona Ricketts, past teacher and...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:A rise in criminal activities across the island remains a serious area of concern for citizens and, while there are no quick fixes, president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr Lincoln Edwards, is firm in the belief...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:55 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester  Sisters Uplifted through Prayer, Healing, Empowerment and Restoration (SUPHER) continues to help several women in and out of the church to find a footing after a life of abuse and being at ground zero.  SUPHER was...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Residents of Mandeville and surrounding areas have long been told that a major reason for the lack of development in the town is due mainly to an inability to access funding, but now another reason has been added to a...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Strategically placed at one of the busiest shopping centres in Mandeville, the first-ever RadioShack store established in the country is expected to lead the trend as a gadgets provider and add to the existing success of its...

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