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Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She never thought that she would make it to college, or did she ever imagine that she would end up in a classroom as a teacher. She had just completed her studies in practical nursing and thought it best to seek a job as a...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” – Ariana Dancu Life growing up in the small district of Coleyville in the...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

You have been in the church for years and worked in every office you could possibly work to proclaim the gospel; you have faltered many times, and equally returned to the path of good standing just as many (times). But you are now just simply tired...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Persons as young as age five are today reaping the benefits of the Cataract Camp Mission, held at the Mandeville Regional Hospital from April 27 to 29 and made possible through the Mind Body and Soul Health Ministry and...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There are many children who grew up knowing only their grandparents as their nurturer and provider, and while some may later be reunited with parents, others never have the same fate. Vinette Daley, though not raising her...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “When it began for me professionally in 2017, it seemed as if it were divinely orchestrated to intertwine with my life path,” Ruschiene Deidrick began as she gave insight into how she has managed to change her life and those...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:27 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: The mentally challenged man who broke into the Christiana branches of the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union, National Commercial Bank, and Scotiabank over the Easter holiday has been taken in for questioning by police....

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:30 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester: Workers at the Better Taste Bakery in Williamsfield, Manchester, yesterday struggled to carry out routine tasks as a main ingredient was missing. The staff found the going rough as they tried desperately to come to terms with the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CAMPBELL’S CASTLE, Manchester: In a bid to provide education to the children of the community and surrounding areas, the Campbell’s Castle Primary and Infant School was founded almost 150 years ago by an Anglican church. But what has stood out more...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: They say children have a way of bringing out greatness in their parents, and 24-year-old Michelle Bailey can definitely attest to that. From perfecting her baking skills to starting a brand inspired by her mini human’,...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There is something about the spirit of a woman who knows that her efforts are not just for her good, but also for the tiny humans she brought into to this Earth. Sasheen Anckle was pregnant with her third child and...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester Social Anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle said Manchester neglected quite a number of its communities that are categorised outside of the upper and middle classes. “Manchester has what is called ‘brutal inequality’, there is a...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

They say that if a man can do it, a woman can do it better, and that is seemingly the mantra of 56-year-old Florette Redman, who has for decades done all she needed to do to succeed in a profession dominated by men and care for her children. For...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: His whole life is centred around prayer and he will tell anyone who asks, unreservedly, that he would not have been able to excel in all the areas of his life without God’s guidance. Eleven-year-old Daequan Dixon loves...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.” Psalms 119:9 President of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Levi Johnson, is making a call for all...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She grew up in a dysfunctional home, which she left at age 15. By 18, she was arrested for trafficking drugs. She had her first child while in jail and lost him through the system. She ended up being a single mother and...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

At the 2018 staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, only four students – two boys and two girls – from the Mount St Joseph Catholic High School (MSJ) qualified to enter, and though they did not manage to reach the...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As the country continues to grapple with high rates of crime and violence, social anthropologist and lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Herbert Gayle, says the parish...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:47 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: As a woman, you might not be directly told that you cannot do something. But you find the indirect messages in the form of reduced roles at work, unequal pay, purposeful omission of your input, looks of disdain, and every...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:46 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9. Mandeville, Manchester: Approximately 5,000 young people from the Central Jamaica Conference...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: For the past 13 years, Carvelyn Reynolds-Brown has been holding her own, making her mark as an entrepreneur and student while managing the home as a wife and mother of two sons. She says that to the best of her knowledge,...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Friends and relatives yesterday paid their final respects to Karanjah Gayle and Joseph Anderson, the two Northern Caribbean University (NCU) students who drowned while swimming on New Year’s Day. The two best friends, both...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Embodying resilience and strength effortlessly, Jodianne Snape has been proving naysayers wrong for years and is happy to continue doing so by excelling in her career while raising a king and three queens. The paralegal by...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me" Psalms 23:4Have you ever felt as though whatever you are battling is greater than...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:When Esther Omoregie is not busy being a diva - showcasing her witty personality - she can be found co-hosting a children's programme on NCU FM, working on outreach projects for the needy, and living life like it is golden....

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