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Stories by Tamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 11:58 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: When her mother lost her job and ventured into small farming, chicken rearing and a range of domestic jobs to ensure that her children completed college, Gaynelle Powell-Scarlett knew then that any success she would later...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Psalm 127:3. It started out with little Kennedy Sewell showing an interest in becoming an author after meeting one at her school and later learning that her mother...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Councillors at the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) continue to chastise the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for their absence from meetings, inaccessibility and what they believe is a constant show of disrespect to...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

As a little girl, Tashanya Traile, enjoyed simple childhood pleasures in the small community of Gibraltar on the outskirts of Moneague in St Ann. She rode her bicycle through rows of bananas plants, read the newspaper aloud to patrons at her...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester A MULTIGENERATIONAL household with matriarchs who were strong, entrepreneurial, independent and fearless in their pursuits to make things happen laid the foundation for the powerhouse that is Summer Bryan-James. From...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2022 | 1:37 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. The Lord is the strength of His people; He is the saving refuge of His anointed.”...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 11:51 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: IMAGINE WITNESSING your mother, one of the closest persons to you, battling several illnesses and then losing that battle despite your efforts over the years to ensure her medical treatment and other basic needs are met....

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

ASIA, Manchester: “But now, this is what the LORD says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

NEWPORT, Manchester: “But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.”...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Publicist, television producer, author and recent mom Susan Smith was dealt many blows that sought to floor her confidence and caused her to question her existential right in this world. Because of the colour of her skin, she was made to feel...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester: The year began with Kerryann Wickham – Powell making sure her plans to advance her life were on track and that her seven-year-old son was manoeuvring the virtual space well for online school, among other things. But...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There are those who crumble under the pressures of life and then there are those who despite overwhelming challenges choose to remain positive, viewing the problems as just part of their journey and not their entire...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.” Luke 14:14 MIZPAH, Manchester: AS CHRISTIANS get ready to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

THOUGH HE grew up in a solid Christian home with parents who were firm in their beliefs and principles, Rayon Daley strayed from these teachings as a teen and found himself becoming more engrossed in the secular world as he got older. It took near-...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MAY DAY, Manchester: “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 IN AN effort to empower...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MOUNT PLEASANT, Manchester: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle As she evolved into her consciousness, Akeel O’Connor realised that life as she knew it...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2022 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

FROM AS far back as she can remember, Akeel O’Connor’s experience with spirituality never quite looked the way everyone else’s did, and she never quite understood what she was being led to until she surrendered to the transforming process. Born...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: IT TOOK one introduction, facilitated by her brother, for Shenae Parker-Phillips to start noticing Damaine Phillips, a man who had the qualities she envisioned her future husband would possess. But little did they know that...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

THERE IS often a hope within each individual, that the events that colour their lives be without trauma and that the light at the end of the tunnel, through which they must travel, be quickly reached. But for persons like Ayana Dean, who almost...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” Ephesians 2:8...

Published:Saturday | October 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” Matthew 24:24 AS DETAILS of bizarre events masked as religious...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” Romans 15:4 NOT ONLY did Pauline and Ambie Myers meet...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Coleyville, Manchester: “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” Romans 14:19 Just before the pandemic struck, on any given day, the grounds of the Coleyville Seventh-day...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in...

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