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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:With news of a financial crisis, following years of decrease in enrolment coming to public attention recently, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is revealing that brighter days are ahead, having received institutional...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:He has been the manager for the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) Mandeville branch for quite some time, but more important, he has been faithfully leading the people of God for the past eight years."I didn't know I...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:He was the first of her five children, one of her favourites, and one who took a huge part of her heart when he left this earth.Maria Boyd-Rhone has never been the same since she laid her son, Sheldon Davis, to rest. These...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:With news of a financial crisis following years of a decrease in enrolment coming to public attention recently, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is revealing that brighter days are ahead, having received institutional...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Lancaster, Manchester:It is said that God does not give an individual more than they can bear, but to Stephanie Thompson, it seems as if God trusts her a little bit more than she trusts herself.From a marital separation that left her with nothing...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"There is nothing as powerful as a mother's love and nothing as healing as a child's soul."It was at her lowest point that Shanella Palmer considered the suggestions of friends and family, and pushed through the loss of her...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mount Prospect, Manchester:Nineteen-year-old Peter-Gaye Whyte was never bound to attending church as a child, neither was she told she had to be spiritual or religious, and this has followed her right through to adulthood.The young woman said that...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica:"For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12The Bible has...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Acknowledging the increase in the number of innovative businesses, particularly by young people who are creating products from Jamaican raw material, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Licensed firearm holders in Manchester could face stricter penalties for losing their guns as the police continue to battle with the increased incidents of negligence."It has been a consistent challenge since the two yearsthat...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Bible said before the Saviour's Second Coming there will be signs and wonders and many will fall into problems they would have never dreamt of falling into.But hope is not to be killed and the Church must remain a beacon on the hill, according...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 11:13 PMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:They say that behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back. And that proves to be true for the women of the Made in Manchester Women's Movement, who continue to do all they can to create...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Popular Mandeville-based attorney-at-law Norman Godfrey found himself on the other side of the law last Friday when the judge presiding over his cases in the Manchester Circuit Court ordered that he be taken into custody for...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Allene Edwards sat in the doctor's office with her nine-year-old daughter and heard the words of confirmation, but could not come to terms with what would be her new reality: a child living with diabetes.Edwards, who developed...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

They say it is a blessing when one can help another, and for the past few years, the members of the Universities and Colleges Apostolic Ministry (UCAM) have been doing just that: helping young people like themselves reach their academic goal."Over...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 11:14 PMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Students who move from their hometown and relocate to another parish to pursue studies oftentimes find it difficult to retain their active religious lifestyles, with the absence of like-minded persons or a building to accommodate their faith.It was...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:With just a few months left to complete her master's degree and continue work in the field of molecular biology, 32-year-old Raeann Simmonds continues to stare down the very dark barrel of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon, Jamaica Imagine driving along Clarendon Park and deciding to stop at one of the gas stations along the stretch. While waiting in line, you are greeted by someone so warm and accommodating that even if you were having a bad day, it no...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, ManchesterCarrying your child for nine months and going through the sometimes unbearable motions associated with pregnancy is hard enough as it is.Having to then watch your child grow up with an illness that is unpredictable and even...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester"No man, it won't hurt them at all," said one woman as she placed a piece of chicken leg on the lips of her four-month old baby at her home in rural Manchester.This scenario is common among mothers who feel that it is...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville:Last week, we introduced you to some of the interesting system of beliefs surrounding the Rastafarian faith.This week, we get an even deeper understanding of how things are done - and should be done - as it concerns food, drink, polygamy...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Woodlands, Manchester:Residents of Woodlands in south Manchester were left in shock yesterday morning when news broke that a popular man in the area had been killed by his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.Dead is 38-year-old farmer Oneil Coleman...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"Is that really my daughter? Is that you Khyhymn lying in there? Something must have gone wrong for the beast to kill you. You are too smart to go like this," says Dr Amos Campbell, father of the 25-year-old woman who met a...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica For years the Rastafarian community has been placed under the spotlight, as their way of life continues to intrigue and open up a jar of questions.It is almost as though something new comes to light each day and a consistent...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica:Their birthdays are just three days apart, but for the past 10 years, Jonnette Simmonds has over-looked her day to ensure that enough preparation goes into the birthday parties for her mother, the countdown to 100.In her eyes,...

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