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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon Dr Kimberly Campbell is expressing concern with what is happening in the parish in relation to COVID-19 cases. During her report at the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation yesterday, Dr...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

DENBIGH HIGH School sixth-form student Jhada Cohen has had a long struggle with dyslexia. She was diagnosed when she was in grade three. Today, she has come a far way from the third-grader who struggled to read. Dyslexia is a learning disorder...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seventy-three-year-old Christine Gayle Ranger has been a member of the 4-H Club since she was a child attending primary school. Today, she spends her time training other club members at the Hayes Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon, and...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Linda Harris, 78, from Pennantwood in Clarendon, is not quite ready to call it quits on her favourite pastime. The senior, who has an enviable collection of certificates, awards and trophies, brags about her domino prowess which has earned her a...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

One year and two months after she lost the love of her life and father of her two children in a freak accident, Tanisha Reid has learnt to deal with the pain while she continues the legacy they started together. Gerief Phillips, aka ‘Chicky’, was...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Two teachers at a St Catherine-based high school are warning Jamaicans to think carefully before acting as guarantors for loans taken out by associates, as a fellow co-worker has left them with a hefty bill after filing for bankruptcy, even as they...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Despite the battering the sector has taken from the COVID-19 pandemic and torrential rains in October and November, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green is expressing confidence in the farmers’ ability to bounce back for a better 2021. In...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Pointing out that aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing fields in agriculture globally, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green said that Jamaica cannot afford to be left behind. Speaking yesterday as he toured the Longville Park Farm in...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Laurel Livingston has been maintaining the Christmas tradition of feeding the less fortunate and some shut-ins in her community of Cockpit in Clarendon, and Friday was no different. Preparing scrumptious delights of chicken, fish, curried goat, as...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The church of the United Brethren in Christ, Content, Clarendon, since Monday has been treating shut-ins from the church with the sweet sounds of Christmas carols in the evenings. Paula Walker, a member of the choir team, said it was the norm for...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation brought smiles to the faces of both children, seniors and shut-ins last week Friday. The Reverent Dr Zebulah Aiken expressed regret at not being able to go ‘full-scale’ as is the norm for...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The rural community of Green Bottom in Sandy Bay was jolted Monday evening by the bizarre murder of a disabled teenage girl who was savagely stabbed while her stepmother reportedly slept in an adjoining room of their Clarendon home. Shelly-Ann...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Emanuel Azan, founder of the charity Kingdom Outreach International, arrived in the island last week Wednesday armed with 11 tablets which he was hesitant about shipping in the barrels. Azan, who was born and grew up in Farm, Clarendon, said he...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Centre for Language and Culture (CLC) has been transforming lives since it first opened its doors in 2006. The best thing about the institution is that it has no age limits. As director of the institution, Aline Luna Less, also known as ‘Aunty...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

For Portmore mother of seven Natasha Jones, there is only one thing that would make her happy this Christmas: to have all her children under her roof. Jones is hoping that by some miracle the roof, literally, will become a reality as five of her...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Business interests in central Clarendon are projecting a positive sales outlook in the lead-up to Christmas despite a rash of murders triggering a major police-military operation since last Friday. The epicentre of the midweek violence was...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The community of Kraal is most noted for the May 7, 2003 incident that saw four persons being fatally shot and killed by the Reneto Adams-led now-defunct Crime Management Unit (CMU). For residents, it is a stigma they do not think they will be able...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:24 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Sixth-form Vere Technical High School student Jasett Johnson has said she is elated to being back in the formal classroom settings. Johnson told The Gleaner that it was costly to purchase data to facilitate online learning. “When I am at home, I...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Shut-ins and the homeless in and around the communities of Old Harbour in St Catherine, as well as Church Pen and Sandy Bay in Clarendon, were treated to a warm meal and care packages on Thursday, courtesy of the Women’s Ministry of the Church of...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Some 10 fathers from Clarendon were recently recognised by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) for their involvement in their children’s lives. Commenting on the initiative, Antonette Brooks, CPFSA team leader in Clarendon, said...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:29 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Don’t let the COVID-19 Grinch steal the Christmas joy of children in state care. That’s the plea made by Rosalee Gage-Grey, chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), who urged charities and individuals to...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Resettled Jamaicans in Clarendon are reportedly terrified after a 72-year-old returned resident was shot and killed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning in Chapelton. Heather Reid, president of the Clarendon Association of Returning Residents,...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Denbigh, Clarendon: Frustrated by the high Customs duties charged for red kidney beans to be planted in Jamaica, a St Catherine-based farm store owner has discontinued importing the seeds. O’Brien Johnson, managing director of St Jago Farm and...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Many Clarendon sorrel farmers who had been hoping to cash in on Jamaicans’ love for the popular holiday drink are counting their losses, with recent rains almost entirely wiping out their crop. A member of the hibiscus family, the flower of the...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Wednesday, Andrene Dora Burrell, a past student of Glenmuir High School, celebrated her 30th birthday. However, unlike other times when she expected to receive gifts, this year she decided to give them instead. “As I started preparing for my...

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