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Published:Thursday | August 23, 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:Thursday | August 30, 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:Thursday | August 30, 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:Thursday | August 30, 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:Tuesday | August 28, 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:Thursday | August 9, 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:Thursday | August 9, 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:Tuesday | August 21, 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:Thursday | August 16, 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...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester Anyone travelling through the busy town of Mandeville, heading off Manchester Road into the direction of Mandeville Plaza, will be graced with a very distinct sound that is quite possibly unique to this town.It is not a special...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester Last week we introduced you to Tracy Ann Logan, the woman who seemingly lost a lot after going blind, but is looking forward to making the lives of those with disabilities, particularly the blind, better.It was no easy task for...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:For the past 16 years, Trevor Farquharson, who plies his wares in Mandeville Market, said he has been using his God-given talent of making herbal medicines to heal the masses and bring glory to God.He claimed his products have...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Picture a woman climbing the corporate ladder steadily, adding the final touches to her master's degree, in the process of starting her doctoral studies, and holding down a job she is passionate about while cementing the...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica:In a time when ladies have become more liberal with their church attire - with skirts getting tighter, dresses hugging bodies more and tops cut a little deeper - it is becoming harder for Christian men to keep on the path of the...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

May Day, Manchester:If it were left to the residents of the May Day community, their blessing in the form of Astley Smith would be revered with the entire area being named in his honour.Smith's life epitomises selfless service for nation building,...

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

Manchester:From travelling far distances up steep hills to take fruits to her grandchildren to making the greatest sacrifices for her children's education, visiting shut-ins, being heavily involved in community and giving of herself selflessly, 100-...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

New Green, Manchester:For years, the Manchester-based institution was looked upon as an underdog and was never the ideal choice for parents seeking a top-performing school for their children.However, the tables have now turned.Under the hands of...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Being a dad is not always easy but entrepreneur Carl Rhoe says he could not have life any other way."I felt happiness and trepidation all at the same time ... we were about to bring a young one into the world and there was a...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

FARM, Manchester:She has an infectious laugh and is able to capture the attention of any room effortlessly with her brain power and wit - the attributes she calls blessings from the Creator.Rhoda Tabanor is no ordinary woman, having had three...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Rose Hill, Manchester:She forced a smile every five minutes, but her eyes told a story of hardship, heartache, and the great emotional pain felt as a result of no longer being able to care for her grandchildren, who lost their mother at a tender age...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newport, Manchester:"And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing." 1 Corinthians 13:2Vera Stewart, known to...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester: Oh, how we would love to have a manual that definitively states all the things we need and concretely explains the things we should employ to avoid backsliding!Guess what? We do! The Bible presents clear instructions and methods to ensure...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:All her life she had her hopes set on becoming one of the best cosmetologists locally, running her businesses and satisfying clients. But her dream was shattered when a man, unbeknown to her, drugged her drink, raped her, and...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Grove Place, Manchester:Through a mischievous smile and a slight turn of the cheek, 100-year-old Uriel Laylor spoke coherently, showing that he was as keen and alert to his environment and as sharp in memory as he could ever be.Reaching the...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

May Pen, Clarendon:Sherlock Williams, more popularly known as 'Ras Ilak', was one who society deemed a regular civil servant, serving in the Jamaica Constabulary Force. But the moment he moved into the lifestyle of Rastafarianism, he said, some...

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