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Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 1:16 PMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

A taxi driver who operates on the Comfort to Mandeville route in Manchester escaped serious injuries ‎this morning after his vehicle crashed during a robbery attempt. According to the Manchester Police, around 6 a.m., the driver picked up two...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Having grown up without a father, Julian Sampson made a vow that if he were to ever become one, he would ensure his child felt his presence. An indelible mark would be left and a strong father-son bond would be cultivated.Being a college student at...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Some are taught how to be great while others are born with the instinctive nature to excel in every aspect, becoming well-rounded individuals and admired for their accomplishments and service above self.To this, Ronald Hall...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

What started out as a fitness junkie's need to introduce new and effective ways of working out while having fun, has now morphed into a viable business venture to promote health and wellness.The Ishia Zumba studio located at Shop 11 18B Ward Avenue...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Of the two papers completed yesterday by students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), there wasgeneral consensus among the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School students that the social studies examination was...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

'Near to church and far from God' is the proverbial term used to describe someone who is in close proximity to a church, attends church regularly, but is considered a spiritual dwarf. It is no secret that many of us are guilty of falling into this...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:01 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, ManchesterTantalising foods paired with Jamaica's finest spirits and brilliant selections of soca dancehall and hits from yesteryear, were the perfect combination for a Saturday night rendezvous in cool Godfrey-Lands of Mandeville.The...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Twenty-one-year-old Akinita Thomas, a final year arts and business major student of Northern Caribbean University, Manchester has travelled from the Cayman Islands to pursue her dreams.Born in England and raised in Cayman,...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Her life, from teenage years until she was thrust into adulthood, was always one of much publicity, beginning when she became festival queen for the parish of Manchester at the age of 18, and being crowned Miss Church Teachers...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester"He takes the view that no one else in this world has a father and if they do, they can never compare to me," Chad Francis. This is how son, Chadale, feels about his one-in-a-million father, who despite not being properly...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Have you ever heard the saying 'looking far away but the one you need to be looking for is right under your nose'? Aleshia Ramharrack-Hibbert might not have heard this statement, but she certainly experienced it when a man she...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), through a partnership with the National Association for the Family, has embarked on an intervention titled 'Man-Up A Call to Healthy, Responsible Manhood'.Regional technical...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, ManchesterHundreds of women turned up at the St Marks Anglican Church in the parish on Tuesday, February 23, for the Mass Cervical Cancer Outreach Screening, put on by the Southern Regional Health Authority. Important though, several of...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:We have heard many testimonies of persons who have witnessed the divine hand of God in their lives. But each story is unique and filled with intriguing episodes that are unimaginative for even the very elect.Born and raised in...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Ninety-nine-year-old Agatha White of Brontie, Manchester, would not have slept well last night had she not cast her vote. Despite her hearing impediment, arthritis, mobility issues, heart problems, and high blood pressure, she made her way to the...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

When electors go to the polls in Manchester South on Thursday, they will be selecting one of two principals to serve as their next member of parliament.For the first time in 23 years, Michael Peart will not be on the People's National Party's (PNP's...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:As thousands gathered in the town of Mandeville last Sunday (February 14) for the People's National Party mass rally, pastor of Three Baptist Church in Greenvale, Pastor Deveton Smith encouraged those present to rely first on...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester': She's baking a cake! She has a bun in oven! She has received the gift! Oh, there's a baby bump!' are the possible reactions of several who realise their relative, friend, associate or icon will be having a baby.Media...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

There is something about youthful unadulterated love that melts even the hardest of hearts. It simply cannot go unnoticed and if you are not already experiencing it, it is a feeling yearned for.Twenty-six-year-old Alphanscena Wright-Henry and 25-...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Growing up in humble beginnings in Brown's Town, St Ann, Sherica Green made no joke about an opportunity her mother gave her and the requisite motivation she received to delve into her academic pursuits.It was as a result of...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Jamaica is a hive for entrepreneurship; we creatively turn everyday wants and needs into a business. We are inventors by nature and with a little encouragement, many young Jamaicans will put those inventive ideas into action....

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 11:04 PMTamara Bailey

WOODSTOCK, Manchester:Residents of Woodstock and adjoining communities stood in dismay Monday night at the house of Lanscel and Corretta Gregory who were found dead with stab wounds all over their bodies.According to police and eyewitnesses, the...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:"You got to move, you got to move, you got to move, you got to move, when God gets ready, you got to move".The line above is from a popular song which is easily interpreted as one being unable to resist the definitive call of...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:From an old, leaky room that was too small to handle, the just under 2,000 patients it saw annually and the approximately 63 surgeries that had to be performed, the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), through the partnership...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:When 29-year-old Renee Smith threw caution to the wind and decided to turn a passion for fashion into a business, it was about more than accentuating the styles of a modern woman; it was also to put into practice the work...

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