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Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: It was not only an acknowledgement of the calling on his life why Pastor Dr Michael Harvey became a preacher of the Gospel, but it was about victory over circumstances and a realisation that it was all part of God’s divine...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Have you ever been in an intimate relationship in which you gave your full attention only to later realise that the person you were with thought very little of the relationship and exclusivity meant something different in their books? This is a...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: From a very tender age, 32-year-old Devene Sutherland learnt the art of fortifying her mind with wholesome content, speaking life into her circumstances and putting in the work, so the successes she seeks can be manifested...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

It was a dream come true for Albert Uter to be able to leave the suffering that he had come to know and seek a better life in a foreign country. But it was not as easy to get where he wanted to, and it mostly definitely was not smooth sailing when...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Abandoned by those who were responsible for bringing him into the world, Albert Uter has experienced hardships that had the ability to mentally and physically destroy him. From sleeping in the bushes and battling through...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:32 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

ELLEN STREET, Manchester: There is something about a man who will do everything he can to give his children all the love and support he did not receive much of as a child, and Alton Smith is committed to the lifestyle of being the best father to...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Last week,we kicked off the series ‘Single, Ready to Mingle ... But Let’s Get One Thing Straight’ with lifestyle coach and fitness instructor Michelle Jones, who shared with us her reasons for being single. This week, we catch up with policy and...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

“I cannot believe someone like you is single. Why dont you have a man?” If you are a single woman, seemingly doing well for yourself and showing physical signs of contentment, it is highly likely that you would have had the above-mentioned question...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

His mother always made it possible, even amid hardships, to provide for her family, but Okerie Morgan said that when he thinks about persons who are less fortunate, he knows that something has been laid on his heart to give what he can and start...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester : For approximately one year and eight months, Devon ‘Biggs’ Francis says that the only dwelling place he and his wife Fay have had is a spot under trees just off the Caledonia Road in Mandeville. Retrofitted with cardboard...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2020 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: When one considers the resilience and efficiency of Dale Greaves-Smith, a look should be taken at the man responsible for it all - her father - who, in all his wisdom, ensured that his children had tenacity to last them a...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester “We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” – Kavita Ramdas...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2020 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: There are no words to describe the agony of a mother who watches helplessly as her young child endures pain that may be too much for her body to handle. Nardia Russell-Smythe had her faith tested but learnt of God’s...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Romans 8:31-32: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him,...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Twenty-one-year-old Daniela Ewan has known struggle all her life. Having lost her father at age six, watched her mother go through numerous hardships, suffered domestic abuse, in every way possible, to make ends meet for the...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

“The big question is, did I make it on TV? Yes, I did! It wasn’t easy. I had to work overtime. I started out at JNN (Jamaica News Network) as a production assistant. Then I blossomed into a news anchor and voice-over talent. The opportunity to...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

She was never the most popular or the most privileged, but she always prided herself as well trained and grounded by the teachings of her parents, who ensured that she and her siblings had a firm foundation of strong values and morals. It is no...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:27 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

“She’s the type of woman that brings a lot to the table: love, prayer, support, intelligence, wisdom, purpose, class, ambition, value, and drive.” – Unknown It is never the easiest task playing the balancing act with all aspects of your...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: WHEN PAIN riddles your body and a reality of lack stares you in the face, it is easy for hope to be lost and faith to wane, but 59-year-old Venda Anderson says that is all she has left as she contends with impaired vision,...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She is known to some as a matriarch and to many others a philanthropist, accomplished businesswoman, educator, and the greatest person of all time with a larger-than-life personality. Marcelle Fenton has, for years,...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:58 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Those who have no choice but to face the monster that is wreaking havoc on the land, particularly those who have dependents, cannot be commended enough. For the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to some of the...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Twenty-three years ago when Bishop Cleveland Mattis married the love of his life, First Lady Annalisa Mattis, the two knew they had a union cemented by the Holy Spirit as their love for God preceded their love for each other. Bishop and First Lady...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: “Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want, but remember, someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have.” – Germany Kent. Last week, The Gleaner highlighted the story of 32-year-...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

For years, Datonya and Kemar McLaren endured many defeats in their marriage, and they thought on several occasions that they would not make it. But today, they stand stronger than ever and are not only enjoying the gains of putting in the work but...

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