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Stories by Yasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:27 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

The New Testament book of Acts recounts the awe-inspiring story of a duo whose punishment for their sin couldn’t have been more swift and sure. They are Ananias and his wife Sapphira. Their deed would surely have made an irresistible STAR lead...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:25 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

How does a holy prophet of God end up marrying a hooker? Well, it’s actually a scandalous, and very true story, overlaid with the love of a faithful husband, obedience, infidelity, adultery, ‘jackets’ and eventually, redemption. In the Old...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

Nineteen chapters into the very first book of the Bible, readers stumble upon an outrageously incredulous drama. Most persons may know the story of the notoriously sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and how they were destroyed because of the...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:32 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

Nestled between the pages of the Bible is an array of characters whose reputation leaves much to be desired but whose lives, in modern times, would be labelled soap opera gold. One such character is the pagan princess, Jezebel, who becomes the wife...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

There’s hardly anything that reggae singer Jah Cure would have loved more than to have been one of the celebrities in the audience at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles in 2015 when his album, The Cure, was nominated for a Grammy award. Quite...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

US-based singer Micah Stampley has been blessed with a multi-octave vocal range, meaning that, through some amazing means, it spans from bass through to first soprano. It is said that his voice has often been compared to that of Grammy award-winner...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

“I call him ‘Pops’ or ‘Great One’, and he calls me ‘Rasta’,” says singer Christopher Martin of his father, Cleveland, who, he says with gratitude, was there for him “from Jump Street”. Martin says that as far back as he can remember, his father has...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

The global impact and influence of reggae music cannot be denied nor restrained. And even as this thumping heartbeat of our people permeates the four corners of the earth, questions arise over the use and abuse of the music and culture of Jamaica...

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