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Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Deon Palmer, president of the Clarendon Cycling Club, has expressed concern about the number of accidents involving bicycles in the parish, saying many of these incidents go unreported. “Bicycle accidents are more regular than you think,” Palmer...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With the lack of potable water among the chief concerns for residents of North Central Clarendon, the two men gearing up to face the electorate in the impending general election are already looking into solutions to address the long-standing...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The temporary relocation of several services from the Chapelton Hospital in Clarendon to the Donald Sangster community centre, Summerfield is presenting a challenge to residents in the parish. The changes took place on April 1, 2019, and was...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With preparations in high gear for the 2020 hurricane season, Debby Donaldson, board chairman of Rest Primary School in Milk River, Clarendon, is expressing concern about the condition the school is in, especially because it is a designated shelter...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Hubert King is now a senior citizen and there is only one thing he knows for sure, it is that he was born in St Mary. He has no idea just where, though. In a sit-down with The Gleaner, King said his parents died when he was young and the “one aunty...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

AS THE hurricane season gets into high gear, some residents of Rock River in northern Clarendon are apprehensive about the damage and loss of livelihood that can arise from a drain at the back of their houses. Rosetta Taylor, who is leading the...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:20 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Forty computers valued at almost $5 million was handed over to four schools in Jamalco’s operating areas in Clarendon and Manchester last Thursday at a ceremony held at Bustamante High School. Presented under the company’s Computers in Schools...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:31 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Milk River, Clarendon: Jeremiah Watson has no idea of his age. Reality seems to be something that has totally escaped him as he pushes his head through the makeshift door-window from the smelly shed he calls home. He babbles incoherently while his...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Walking into Andrew Nelson’s yard in Simon, Clarendon, the first sight to pull in wandering eyes is a wheelchair hoisted in a tree. It belongs to the 42-year-old who, although born without legs, climbs trees, does some farming and landscaping, and...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

CHAIRMAN OF the Clarendon Coalition For Peace (CCFP) Anthony Smatt and chief executive officer of Taits Pharmacy Michael McLaren are combining efforts to ensure that the vulnerable in the parish get to fill their prescriptions free of cost. The...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

LIFE IS tough for 58-year-old Effortville, Clarendon resident Louise Campbell. Survival for her is a daily struggle as she vends intermittently to put food on the table for herself and her 30-year-old daughter, who is battling sickle cell. Campbell...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:22 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

LATE JAMAICA Labour Party Councillor Milton Brown has been praised as a committed community activist and a voice of fairness who sought to achieve bipartisanship amid fierce political rivalry. Brown, councillor for the Mineral Heights division and...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon has formed an alliance with donors, locally and overseas, to alleviate the strain imposed on some families by the novel coronavirus. The virus has infected over five million people worldwide, resulting in more...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Pastor Emanuel Azan is a broken man as on Saturday his mother, Tilletha Hyde, lost her battle with COVID-19 at Jacoby Hospital in New York. It is particularly painful for him as his mother had always expressed the desire to be buried in her...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:28 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Mother’s Day, the first call Jannett Foster would normally receive would be from her oldest child, Earl McKenzie. Last Sunday, May 10, was no ordinary Mother’s Day as she buried him the previous day. Foster’s son was shot and injured on March 2...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2020 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Latoya Rose used the last $3,000 she had to invest in 26 baby chicks and feed with the hope of turning a profit after they matured. Last Friday, as the Spaldings resident went to her coop to feed the chickens, they were all gone. “When I don’t see...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:28 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused several persons to lose their jobs, and for many, just putting food on their table has become a challenge. The May Pen New Testament Members Care and Outreach Programme shared with The Gleaner that even though they...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

President of the Spaldings District Area Committee, Lascelles Simmonds, is a broken man. His dream of reuniting with his mother, Gloria Samuels, was shattered as news came that she died of coronavirus in New Jersey, United States. Simmonds, in an...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-six-year-old mother of four, Sashana Wilson, has always struggled to keep her head above water while raising her children – aged 14, 12, 10 and eight. Her task was further compounded with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Patricia Garib, CEO of the Kaluga Institute and general manager for Kaluga Group of Companies, is calling on the Government, financial institutions and utility companies to give small businesses a lifeline to survive the coronavirus pandemic, which...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon community of Mitchell Town is reeling from the loss of three of their own in New York in the United States as countries across the globe continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Among the three persons is Michelle Bennett, aunt of...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Easter Monday saw residents of Cornpiece, Clarendon, benefiting from the first COVID-19 mobile testing unit which was deployed to the community. The unit – one of six buses which were retrofitted for islandwide dispatch to enhance testing for the...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Hayes division in Clarendon, Scean Barnswell, wants the Ministry of Health...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists and other beauticians are lamenting the heavy hit their operations have taken with the emergence of the deadly coronavirus in the island and the measures introduced by the Government to contain its spread. The...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Fisherfolk in Rocky Point, Clarendon, are reeling from a dramatic decline in business in what is traditionally a high-sales period as many Jamaicans see fish as the protein of choice in the Lenten season. But with the deadly coronavirus which...

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