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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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,...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVIILE, Manchester:Ephesians 6:1-4: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first commandment with promise; that it may dwell with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth. And...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

ELLEN STREET, Manchester:Proverbs 1:24-29: "Because I have called and ye refused, I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded. But ye have set at nought all my counsel and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CAMPBELL'S CASTLE, Manchester:"Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto to your own husbands as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the Church and he is...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

"I was 16 years old and living with my aunt in Top Albion, Manchester. We didn't have a television, at least I don't remember us having one, but we heard it on radio for sure and I heard people talking about the hurricane name Gilbert...

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

With such a strong bond and huge dependence on each other's energies, you will rarely see one without the other.It has always been Rowena-RenÈe Xymines and her mother, Sharon Rufus, through the tough times, the accomplishments and even now in...

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

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Twenty-three-year-old Ellies Woods has never subscribed to the labels put on her, even to the point where not doing the test to determine what form of dwarfism she has, is really of no big deal.She knows what she is about and...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, MANCHESTER:Linton Stephenson, the 59-year-old Seventh-Day Adventist deacon wanted for the murder of a 25-year-old Mandeville woman, has been found dead in Manchester.The police say that Stephenson's decomposing body was found at his...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Approximately three months had passed since he last spoke to his daughter. She had made the decision to move out of the family home and experience life independently, but unbeknown to Dr Pastor Amos Campbell was that he would...

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

Manchester, Jamaica:It's the human tendency to want what we want and be able to have it now, forgetting traits called patience and tolerance.We think when we cry out to God and make our requests known, things must fall into place almost always...

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

Kendal, Manchester:It wasn't strange how Yanique Hamilton-Spencer and Christopher Spencer met back in 2010, but what makes their story beautiful is how the love between them developed, even when distance and time stood in the middle.For years,...

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

Manchester, Jamaica:Just recently, there was a post circulating on social media with the caption, "I couldn't expect God to do what I needed to get to where I want to, so I did what I had to do and then asked Him for forgiveness".Dangerous ground to...

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

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:They are shorter than the average person, but their height is no reflection of what they have done and are able to do.Journey with us for the next few weeks as we catch up with our little people, learn more about their lives...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, MANCHESTER:Up to press time, the Manchester police were yet to identify the woman whose body was left in an igloo in a car, with her throat slashed, near the Marshall's Pen area in the parish.According to the police, at approximately 1:...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Ever wondered why some people lose all their self-confidence and slip deep into depression after being rejected by their intimate partner?According to Jeremy McKenzie of Church of God International, these emotional inconsistencies are more likely to...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Walderston, Manchester:She has been shocked back to life on several occasions, was told that getting pregnant may not be an option, restricted from activities such as exercise and has been unfairly treated by people who selfishly thought she was...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Upon seeing her, some would instinctively assume that she fits the image of the privileged child who grew up in the nuclear family, hardly ever knowing what it feels like to be in need.On the contrary, 18-year-old Jessica...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sex is a problem of pleasure' were the words of Jeremy Arnold who recently sat down with Family & Religion to discuss his life of celibacy as a Christian soldier...

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