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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Forty-nine-year-old Abner Callaghan has always been an active person. A lover of sports, he spends most of his spare time – even sometimes at the expense of family engagements – coaching the Longville Park Football Club. Callaghan, a bedrock in...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Special measures will take effect in the community of Longville Park in Clarendon as of today as stakeholders move to prevent a massive COVID-19 outbreak among its 12,000 residents. The community was recently placed on the radar for its rising...

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

With eight confirmed cases of COVID-19, the medical officer of health for Clarendon has sounded the alarm, warning residents of Longville Park that the parish could be in serious trouble if there is a major outbreak in the community. Making a...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Matthew Maliek Campbell got the best birthday present he could ever receive on September 22, as he was overjoyed at his Caribbean Education Secondary Certificate results. Campbell, 17, who attends Wolmer’s High School for Boys and lives in...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Building Alternative Bridge For Success (BABS) Foundation has been making a big impact in Clarendon, St Catherine and Manchester, with the goal to reach even more places soon. Started in 2012 by Barbara and Adrian Reynolds, the foundation is...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Sixteen-year-old Wadada Dixon has every reason to be proud. After sitting 15 subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, she attained 12 ones, two twos and a three. Dixon, who hails from the Portland Cottage district of...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The odds may have seemed to be stacked against Dane Coleman, but he has defied the odds and is a happy farmer. When he was one year old, he lost both parents – his father murdered and, according to him, the murderer took him to his grandmother....

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The nude body of Anglican priest Father Larius Lewis was found in the rectory in Chapelton, Clarendon, on Friday. The body was discovered by persons from his church after a report was made to the police that they had not seen him since Wednesday...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seventy-three-year-old Navlette Pryce is convinced that had there been better roads in her community of Goldmine in Clarendon, her ailing husband would not have died when he did eight years ago. Complaining that they feel cut off from civilisation...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation in Clarendon on Friday distributed tablets, two laptops and back-to-school supplies to struggling students from the community and nearby areas. Director and pastor for the church, Dr Rev...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Janet Thompson*, who has recovered from COVID-19, as well as her two-year-old child, still regrets that she never did enough to protect them all from the virus. In an interview with The Gleaner, Thompson, who hails from Clarendon, said initially,...

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

Sixty-year-old Agatha Smith of Diamond district in Rock River, Clarendon, expressed to The Gleaner how overwhelmed she was by the outpouring of love shown to her by readers, since her story was carried in the paper on Saturday, July 18. “I’m...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Denise Moodie, principal of Free Town Primary School located in Clarendon says that they are “almost ready” for the new school year. Ultilising the blended approach to teach the 410 students on the roster, Moodie said that the plan is to have one...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Thursday when incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Clarendon South East Pearnel Charles Jr easily won the seat, his joy was somewhat dampened by him not having his declared mentor to celebrated with him. “No matter what anybody wants to say...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Uriah Mitchell, councillor for the Rock River division in Clarendon is one proud man, and, as he puts it to The Gleaner, “I feel like a father whose son won a gold medal,” he said after Robert Morgan won the Clarendon North Central seat in Thursday...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Sonia Johnson* has never voted in her life, and she will not be starting on September 3 either. In an interview with The Gleaner, the Clarendon South Eastern resident, who resides in the community of Raymonds in Hayes, said that she has been left...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:31 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

To vote or not to vote? That is the dilemma facing 54-year-old Daniel Wedderburn, who says that he has not seen where the support for politicians has translated into benefits for him or his community of Raymonds in Clarendon South Eastern. “I can...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Ever since she has been eligible to vote, Rose Watkin of Landlease in Clarendon has only marked her ‘X’ for the People’s National Party (PNP). Come Thursday, September 3, this will change as she said her loyalty has not been paying off. When she...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:33 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Newcomer to the political landscape Damion Young will be challenging incumbent Mikael Phillips for the Manchester North West seat, and he is brimming with confidence about pulling off a win. Young, who sees himself as a ‘candle of hope’ for the...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

There are some supporters who are always expecting compensation for work on the campaign trail. Patrick Mitchell is not one of them. Mitchell, who is a supervisor, sits on the management committee and is also a delegate involved in on-the-ground...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Marcia Edwards of Crooked River, Clarendon, has a sense of regret that she never pressed her husband, Earl, not to take that final trek to the United States to work at Gebbers Farms. Mrs Edwards got the crushing news on Friday, July 31, that her...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With the new academic year scheduled to begin in a month’s time, Cara Campbell-Ellis, a desperate mother of two teenagers and a two-year-old, is struggling. She is yet to collect school registration for one of her high-school children. With one...

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...

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