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Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 11:08 PMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

From December 2-9, Jews all over the world are celebrating Chanukah, one of the biggest festivals on their calendar. According to them, "Chanukah is a lesson in life, perhaps the most important lesson you'll ever learn. Chanukah is the story of...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Christmas came early in Jamaica. For two days, Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26, when the Grand Jamaica Ballroom at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel was transformed into a grand pop-up market that sold only Jamaican-made items. Sponsored,...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

It was with great pride that five groups of men received their Bureau of Gender Affairs Male Group awards at Jamaica's observance of International Men's Day on Monday, November 19, inside The University of the West Indies regional headquarters...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, November 19, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, in collaboration with UNESCO and UWI's Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), symbolically launched the UNESCO project, Positive Fathering: A...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, four men from West Kingston were presented with Amazing Men awards at the International Men's Day observance held under the theme 'Reinforcing Positive Male Role Models'.Hosted at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, November 19, between 2 and 4 p.m. the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Mona Unit, and the UWI Gender Society will host a public forum to celebrate International Men's Day (IMD), inside the Old Dramatic Theatre.Under...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Workers and other people at the entrance to the Accident and Emergency Department at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are accustomed to see people being carried in and out of that space in stretchers and wheelchairs, which are very vital in the scheme...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The following is the final instalment in the Dwayne Fuller story.Dwayne Fuller did not just evolve from an agnostic young man to being a believer. He became Apostle Dwayne Fuller, a pastor with his own church, The Vision Center Church of All Nations...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Dwayne Fuller evolved from an agnostic young man to Apostle Dwayne Fuller, having his own church, The Vision Center Church of all Nations, which is a multi-campus, multi-site institution. He is the host pastor at the Half-Way Tree campus, located on...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Reverend Dwayne Fuller was a teenage agnostic when a friend of his, who had a sight problem, decided to get divine help. He went to a Wednesday night prayer meeting since he had no money to go to the doctor."To my surprise he came back the following...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Despite her national heroine status, some people still are convinced that Queen Nanny, the legendary Windward Maroon leader, was a myth, a figment of some historians' overactive imagination. And the fact that the image that represents her is not...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

National Hero Samuel Sharpe's inscription on the list of heroes is perhaps the most significant of all. The 1831 rebellion that he instigated, but did not start, was the last major one in Jamaica before the Emancipation Act was passed in 1833. Sam...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The image of National Hero Paul Bogle that we all know is still being questioned. People are still claiming it to be that of American dry-cleaner Thomas Jenning.The doubters are saying that the hero looked too decent, that he could not possibly...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Dwayne Fuller is an ordained minister and founder of The Vision Center Church of all Nations, which has three campuses. He is pastor at the Hope Road (Half-Way Tree) campus, located at 21 Hope Road, Kingston. In 2012, he was publicly...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 11:05 PMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The story of The Salvation Army Part IV:Ministries and projectsweek, we briefly wrote about The Salvation Army's charitable outreach efforts, but as it relates to the social services that it offers, they go well beyond charitable acts for the poor,...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:04 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Chabad Centre in Montego Bay, St James, caters to the spiritual, dietary, and other needs of the local Jewish community and Jewish visitors to the country who want to observe their customs while still on vacation. It operates under the slogan '...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

William Booth, born in 1829 in Nottingham, England, was an active Methodist, supporting the welfare of the poor and destitute. Sometime before 1865, he and his wife, Catherine Mumford, moved to east London, where they continue to attend to the needs...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Salvation Army, founded in 1865 in London, England, by William Booth is an evangelical branch of the universal Christian Church. From the very beginning, its thrust is to attend to the spiritual, evangelical, and material needs of people.Over...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On July 9, 1918, in cool Adam's Valley, located in the Don Figueroa Mountains of Manchester, Henritta Walker gave birth to Willoughby George Smith, the son of George Smith, who sired 13 other children.Willoughby got married to Gladys Matilda Cowan...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Islam, founded by the Prophet Muhammad, is a religion of etiquette and manners. There are principles governing virtually every aspect of life. Muslims are encouraged to abide by them to form a complete Islam personality.Dining etiquette seem to be...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Muslims, followers of Islam, an eastern religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad, do not regard Islam merely as a religion. For them, it is a lifestyle. Everything they do and say are guided by Islamic principles and ethics.Islam prohibits all evil...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Islam is a monotheistic religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century CE in Arabia. The word Islam means to submit to Allah in his oneness, and the faith is underpinned by five pillars which believers must uphold.These pillars are the...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:07 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Islam is an eastern religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century in Arabia. 'Islam' is an Arabic word meaning 'surrender'. It espouses the fundamental religious idea that the believer, called a Muslim, accepts surrender to the will of...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ramadan, also called Ramathan and Ramadhan, is the ninth and holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The word 'Ramadan' comes from the Arabic root rami a or ar-rama, which means scorching heat or dryness, as it usually occurs during the time of year...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, is observed at different times annually. The start of the month is determined by the first sighting of the new moon, and the month might last for different periods in different countries. This year...

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