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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...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Ephesians 4:2-3: “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Last week, we met the dynamic couple Eileen and Jeffrey Dawkins and found out...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:24 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

For over 20 years, Judith Forbes has been serving the destitute, the underserved, and persons who simply require a restoration of hope in their lives by liaising with those who share a similar passion and are able to help make a difference through...

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

They don’t profess to be the bar by which all couples should be judged, but because of their authenticity, openness, and willingness to help newly-weds, Eileen and Jeffrey Dawkins have been seen as role models for others to emulate. Married for 12...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She doesn’t have any superhuman powers or rich magical potions that set her life in motion. Instead, the strength of Almighty God and her ever-supportive family are the reasons Vasiana Miller-Hewitt is winning at life as a...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

They describe their union as the love of two perfectly imperfect beings because they complement each other so well and do all they can, with the help of God, to add value to each other’s lives. You most definitely will not see them in the same...

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

Manchester, Jamaica: Her early life was coloured by destitution and hardships so great that her parents had no choice but to give her up for adoption. She spent days wondering how life would unfold for her as she struggled to acquire even the...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Newport, Manchester: It is so easy to become despondent when we experience great losses or terrible consequences from decisions we may have made in the past. But pastor of the Blenheim and Prattville New Testament churches Kirk Davis declares that...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester : Hope is the only thing keeping Errol Wisdom going these days. His wife and daughter were seriously injured in the major explosion at the Heaven’s FESCO Service Station in Mandeville, Manchester, last month, and he is...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Manchester, Jamaica: Traditional gender roles of women assuming the nurturing tasks of the home, and men working to finance the family, are still held dearly by many individuals. But, mother and educator Davia Johnson-Newman is proving every day...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

His love for animation started when his father gave him comic strips to read. However, when he became a father, he realised that he could manipulate the platform to ensure that his own child had good, clean, and wholesome entertainment through his...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: When she isn’t busy teaching her students, Juliet Baker can be found in communities helping individuals become better versions of themselves through motivational speeches and empowerment sessions. She knows all too well...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: He did not meet his father until the age of 34. He had no male figure in his life. He was incarcerated thrice and deported from the United States of America, but this never stopped Alphonso Foster from using his struggles...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: He explored the fields of journalism, sports and theatre arts, but over time, theology student Markino Fearon said that he could not deny the call of God on his life, and he had to do the Lord’s bidding. He was always the ‘...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: As a child, Simone Thomas was quite an adventurer – a tomboy and the consummate fixer who could pull appliances apart, put them back together, and have them working better than before. Today, she is a banker, wife, and an...

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