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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:33 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With health officials announcing six new COVID-19 cases in South East Clarendon on Wednesday, making the parish’s 10 cases the highest outside of the Corporate Area, political representatives are moving to use their influence to assist residents...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

As the island continues the fight against the deadly novel coronavirus infection, stakeholders in the May Pen, Clarendon, community have gone into the ring with the Government. Last week, William Shagoury, custos of Clarendon and chief executive...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN businessman and owner of Shopping Mall and Trading Towers, Tony Smatt, has closed down the complex for two weeks, as he said he was putting the welfare of his staff as the top priority in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Money can’t buy...

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

Pastor Orville Powell of the Power and Authority of Jesus Ministry Church in Denbigh, Clarendon was jolted from his sleep minutes after two yesterday morning with the news that the church was ablaze. The building has been burnt flat to the ground...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:34 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Patrae Rowe, has criticised what he termed the apparent apathy of Jamaicans to violent crime as he addressed mourners at the funeral of a cop’s mom who was brutally murdered last month. Laetitia Francis...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The political machinery of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expected to go into overdrive today as the party pulls out all the stops to ensure that Pearnel Charles Jr fills the void in Gordon House left by Rudyard Spencer, who resigned...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

No more crying, no more complaining I believe Your word is true Lord You promised never to leave me lonely So this is what I’m going to do I will trust in You Lord - Anthony Brown and Group Therapy Whether in marriage or in faith, trust...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Free Town Primary School in Clarendon was built to accommodate 200 students. However, the institution now has 400 pupils on roll. This challenge is further compounded by the fact that the designated play area is asphalted, which is hazardous to...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:24 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness pledged yesterday to deliver infrastructural investment to Clarendon South East but cautioned Labourites that he would hold off the rollout of projects till after the March 2 by-election. Apparently smarting from...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It was a rock-solid family support for Pearnel Charles Jr on Wednesday, as he was officially nominated as the candidate for the South East Clarendon constituency at the Vere Technical High School. Surrounded by his wife, doting father Pearnel...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Hours before Rudyard Spencer announced his resignation as member of parliament for Clarendon South East last night, canvassers for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) expressed confidence about the readiness of...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:28 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Life has not been easy for registered nurse Kerry-Ann Hamilton, but her resilience and determination to overcome has seen her stepping up to each challenge like a champion. But there are still days when she needs a helping hand. Hamilton, who...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

In the mist of her heartache, Christine McDonald is grateful that no lives were lost or major injuries sustained as fire reduced her Palmetto Pen, Clarendon, home to charred rubble last Thursday morning. After leaving home to purchase a phone card...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:42 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The pain of losing her own child has fuelled a fire that has driven Stacey-Ann Mullings to be a full-time philanthropist while employed in the hospitality sector. Mullings, who hails from Westmoreland and works at Couples Swept Away in Negril, said...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:24 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Students at Vere Technical High have again treated senior citizens to The Elderly Love Feast, an appreciation event that was started 10 years ago under the leadership of Primrose Ricketts, a former sixth-form coordinator. The outreach is an annual...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

December 21 will be the third year that Rosie Taylor, 61, will be hosting her annual pre-Christmas dinner for senior citizens in her community of Rock River. This year, she said she would be taking it further afield, inviting members from the...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Quick Step Primary School in St Elizabeth is now the beneficiary of a newly built and stocked library, courtesy of past students of the school, the Griffiths Brothers, through their US-based charity Pencils 4 Kids. On Friday, community members,...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Several small business owners will be able to boost their growth through a $1-million grant offered by the HEART Trust/NTA under its Business Grant Programme. According to Marlon Johnson, acting director, Business Development Workforce Solutions...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The body of former taxi driver Glenford Singh was fished from the gully beneath the Longville Park Bridge off Salt River Road in Clarendon yesterday afternoon. It marked the end of a frantic search by relatives and friends since last Thursday...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Four years ago, Free Town Primary School guidance counsellor Deborah Dixon chewed on a solution to confront the behavioural issues at the school – older boys being rough with the younger ones. Dixon said she had the idea to assign each grade-six...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

For over 45 years, Lester Lewis and the Singing Rose Ministry have been ministering through gospel music. One of Lewis’ songs, Jesus Is The Winner Man, has even been covered by international gospel artiste Ron Kenoly, but for the husband-and-wife...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Business operators in both Clarendon and St Catherine are pleased with the announcement by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that opening hours under the state of public emergency in the parishes will be extended to 11 pm. The operators...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Kea Ann Codner could have easily been a statistic of someone who is stuck in bitterness, has an unforgiving spirit, wasting her life with negative emotions but for the grace of God. Codner, who hails from High Mountain, Bog Walk, St Catherine, had...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Old Harbour is usually abuzz with activity going into the wee hours of the morning. With a host of restaurants, clubs and other businesses, it would seem as if the town never sleeps. That was until the state of emergency (SOE) was declared in St...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday, Karleen Thompson knew something was wrong with her 19-year-old son Shamoy Thompson, even before she got the devastating news that he died in a three-vehicle collision on Bustamante Highway, metres away from Savanna Cross in Clarendon...

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