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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine: Kaluga Kafé is known for its scrumptious dishes and as a place to hang out and lyme. However, it is now fast ­becoming the place for the business community and those interested in networking to make connections. Through...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Clarendon have been breathing sighs of relief since the news broke that a state of public emergency (SOE) has been declared in the bloody central Jamaica parish. For Michael Fenton of Sandy Bay, a community which has been in the...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen-year-old past student of Glenmuir High School Chavonae Hayles is hoping that the next two weeks will see her receive the miracle she so desperately needs. Accepted by The University of the West Indies’ medical school, she has another few...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. –Daniel 10: 2-3 (KJV) Many Christians engage in the 21-day Daniel Fast at a time...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

(This is the second of a two-part series on Circle of friendship) Blades are long, clenched tight in their fist Aimin’ straight at your back And I don’t think they’ll miss (What they do!) (They smile in your face) All the time they want to...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

This is the first of a two-part series on circle of friends Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing you can always count on me, for sure That’s what friends are for For good times and bad times I’ll be on your side for evermore That’s what friends are...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Make my life a prayer to you, I wanna do what you want me to. No empty words and no white lies, No token prayers no compromise. – Keith Green – Make My Life A Prayer To You Many Christians have literally embraced 1 Thessalonians 5:17,...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The 67th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon came to a climax on Independence night with some exciting stage performances, the highlight of which was a heart-rending performance from singer George Nooks. Going...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clive Christopher Campbell is a man on a mission, and it is to eradicate many illnesses, which, he says, don’t have to lead to someone dying. His brother-in-law, Tony Young, died from complications of diabetes, and he said that his dream is to...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Out on the ocean sailin’ away I can hardly wait to see you come of age But I guess, we’ll both just have to be patient ‘Cause it’s a long way to go, a hard row to hoe Yes, it’s a long way to go but in the meantime Beautiful Boy – John Lennon In...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Human resource consultant and transformational speaker, Marcia Skervin, is all about empowering others to live their best lives. Through her company, Connect Your Dots, she mentors, motivates and does life coaching and stress-management talks in...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Dr Roxanne Brown is all about service. The Glenmuir High School past student said she developed the passion from observing her own parents for years. She said that her mother’s tremendous work ethic and her father’s involvement in various civic...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that you’re my God you’re altogether lovely Altogether worthy, Altogether wonderful to me Here I am to Worship – Tim Hughes In April, eyebrows were raised at an advertisement in The...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

I can only imagine What my eyes would see When your face is before me I can only imagine I can only imagine – I Can Only Imagine – Mercy Me Some churches in Jamaica have a day set aside for a fasting service. For many it has become a...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:32 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Ninety-seven doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses, other medical personnel and support staff descended on the island on June 9, and for seven days they impacted many in the parishes of St Ann, St Mary, Kingston, and St Catherine. At the Port...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

“ It’s like holding on When my grip is lost I still feed my insecurity when I know the cost Is it taking over? Will it bury me? Or will clarity become the cure for my disease?” – Disease – Beartooth He looks sane, he acts sane, but...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Pilmar Powell is no ordinary policewoman. While she dutifully carries out her mandate to ‘protect and reassure’, she is driven by a far greater passion, and that is her faith in God and the desire to make a difference – not just as a cop, but as a...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

“Thank you, Jesus! Only You! Only You!” Keloney Gayle cried yesterday as she hugged her son, Roshane McCook, and raised one hand in the air, with tears streaming down her face. For the mother of eight, it was a sweet victory as her son was placed...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

My real old man he got killed in the war And she knows she and seven kids couldn’t have got very far She said she thought that she could never love again And then there he stood with that big wide grin He married my mother and he took us...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With stakeholders citing poverty as a major driver of crime in Clarendon, the HEART Trust/NTA is vigorously promoting training programmes to redirect at-risk youth in the central Jamaica parish, says Zeco Brown, recruitment coordinator of the...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgement seat; Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet; Our God is marching on. Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The high incidence of violent crime in the May Pen business and market district has sent jitters through business operators and shoppers in usually crowded streets, causing many to stay away altogether from the Clarendon capital. One business...

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