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Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester: From nursing patients and changing diapers to holding down the home and keeping hubby happy, Petal Chambers does it all effortlessly, with much time for relaxation and her first love - music.As a registered nurse in the public-...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Newport, Manchester:The quiet community of Inverness in Manchester was Tuesday evening shaken after word of the death of Corporal Tyrone Thompson got out. The wail of his brother, Terrence Thompson, who found him, lying in a pool of blood, signalled...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Eight students from the KHULCHA Dance School, located in Mandeville, recently joined 37 students from the Edna Manley College and the Campion College Dance Programme to participate in the 13th staging of the Dance and the...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mt is about understanding each other, respect, and true love. This is the glue that has held together the marriage of Barrington (Barry) Smith and his lady love, Carolyn Russell-Smith, for 38 years.In 1976, when Barrington first laid eyes on Carolyn...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:After months of waiting for the extraordinary experience of a healthier alternative, residents of Manchester and surrounding communities flocked to frozen yogurt makers Fruitalicious last Tuesday, as they officially opened...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:When a child receives a gift, a hug, a peck on the cheek or is duly celebrated, the smile it brings on their faces is unspeakable, but when they are able to express their delight and bask in the moment in the company of other...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

While urban bus parks are faced with mounting crime and traffic breaches, similar problems continue to seep into rural areas, making the need for stricter islandwide law enforcement necessary.According to Manchester traffic officer Constable Omar...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:32 PMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester: I stood and watched my daughter scream 'Mummy, help me' as her eyes rolled over and she went silent, tears flowing from her eyes ... ."This began Sharon Tomlinson's account of having to witness her five-year-old daughter being...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:31 PMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester: The work of the church requires a mind that is focused, a body that is physically well and the support of the like-minded. It also requires a leader that is committed to the task and is easily exemplified by members.For the...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:While Jennifer Foster was eight months pregnant with her daughter, she underwent a major heart surgery that would ensure her heart functioned well for approximately 10 years, but 36 years have now passed and Foster's heart is...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

In a bid to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and offer a platform for job providers and job seekers, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security last Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Manchester Chamber of...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

She was in the prime of her youth with a brilliant mind and an unparalleled willingness to become the greatest, but as the word 'keratoconus' fell from the lips of her doctor, her heart sank and she thought the hurdles on her road to success were...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Manchester:For decades, individuals have had a myriad of views on the practices and way of life of Rastafarians. While some of these views may be negative, Mansfield Tomlinson is pleased with his lifestyle as a Rastafarian and wishes for others to "...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester: While many young Christians battle with the woes of unfaithfulness to God, and some even deciding to leave the fold because they have fallen far from grace, Kavin Rowtham is firm in his belief that what truly matters is rising...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Green Pond, Manchester:He grew up attending church regularly with members of his family, but somehow, he never saw the need to give his life to God. He found joy in a life of partying, drinking, and having numerous run-ins with women, but over time...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:While several congregations across the island gathered for a special church service celebrating fathers last Sunday (June 21), members of the Ridgemount United Church in Mandeville basked in the sheer bliss of witnessing two...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

ASIA, Manchester:DELMAS BROWN was not the average 12-year-old who was occupied by the many activities that intrigued boys of his age. Instead, he could be found in several churches and tent crusades preaching the word."I felt my life at 12 was empty...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Alligator Pond,St Elizabeth:The popular seafood restaurant, Little Ochie, was abuzz with excitement on June 21 as hundreds of patrons rolled in for the special Father's Day celebrations and cook-off competition.With more than 75 dishes on the menu,...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

The ballroom of the Golf View Hotel was transformed into an enchanting space with a stage fit for queens last Saturday (June 13) as 11 beautiful women vied for the title of Miss Jamaica World Middlesex and the crown.With ages ranging from 18 to 23...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Green Pond, Manchester:As a produce supervisor at one of the largest local chain of stores, Mega Mart, Danya Lewis thought that if she were able to conquer all the tasks that are required of her then she could conquer anything. But was she in for a...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Think about all the work required to care for three children at home, plus several others occasionally. Now, think about all the work required to teach a significant number of students whose learning abilities are slightly...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester: With 22,000 customers from the parish being supplied with water by the National Water Commission (NWC), a significant number of them has been found to be delinquent in payments, making the outstanding sum to the water company a...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

WITH A need to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through training, advice and recreational and leisure activities, the Youth for Progress Community Association is continuing on its mission to achieving as much as it can....

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:Overwhelmed with emotion was the perfect description of several primary-school students in Manchester who yesterday received their Grade Six Achieve-ment Test (GSAT) results and found out where they would be going to high...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester: With colourful signs of potent messages condemning the abuse of children, the boys of the Yabnel Care Centre school, along with their fathers, male guardians, cadet corps from various other schools and stakeholders marched...

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