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Stories by Olivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:44 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Adorned by lush vegetation, the rural farming community of Lamson in Crofts Hill, Clarendon, is home to centenarian, Lucille Elizabeth Wright-Kerr. Wright-Kerr, a retired dressmaker and farmer, was born in the rural Brandon Hill community on...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

With tears streaming down her face, a woman who gave her name as Miss Patsy looked on in distress as the May Pen Market was transformed into a furnace just over three weeks before Christmas. As the devastation sank in, the 72-year-old hat vendor,...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The health and wellness of Clarendon men took centre stage arlier this week when nurse practitioners of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) held its third Men’s Day Forum on the grounds of the old police station in May Pen. Parish...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:33 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon residents earlier this week benefitted from the agricultural assessment day hosted by The HEART Trust/NTA, Ebony Park Academy. Residents were assessed for prior certification in agricultural programmes such as crop and livestock...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Denbigh High School student Gerjon Smith is again being celebrated by his peers and academic staff at the Clarendon-based institution. Smith, who attained nine grade one passes in this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Centenarian Robertha Falconer of Mocho in Clarendon was among four Clarendon residents honoured by the Clarendon Municipal Corporation and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission last week. Falconer celebrated her 104th birthday on January 1....

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four-year-old Romario Malcolm is the founder of the first delivery and errand-running business in May Pen, Clarendon. Malcolm said the concept of URGED (Utilities, Restaurants, Groceries, Express, Delivery) was founded on the inconveniences...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:20 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The sweet melodies and music filling the Lionel Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clarendon on Sunday did lift the pall of grief hanging over mourners who gathered to celebrate the life of former Vere Technical High and Kingston College quarter-...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The rural agricultural community of Banks in Clarendon is home to the Banks Charity Summer School, founded in 2012 by philanthropist Maisilyn Budhoo. Budhoo, who is hailed by her community as a selfless, hard-working individual, said that the...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon: Residents of May Pen, Clarendon, were among the first cohort of students to enrol and attain certification in short-term courses being offered at the newly founded Kaluga Institute in Old Harbour, St Catherine. The institute...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:26 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has partnered with the National Water Commission (NWC) in having residents of three Clarendon communities, namely Treadlight, Canaan Heights, and York Town, regularised. Managing director of JSIF Omar...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sculpt by Mo’ Body and Beauty Studio is May Pen’s first and only body sculpting spa operating out of Stork Street in the Clarendon capital. The spa offers non-surgical body contouring and beauty innovation services. “We offer beauty innovations,...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Orlando Mahabeer of Gimme-Me-Bit, Clarendon, says his children are his legacy and greatest achievement. The father of four said he was a single parent for almost a decade, adding that the full care of his then three-year-old and three-month-old...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Scores of residents of the rural Rock River community gathered on Wednesday to witness the official opening of the Rock River Health Centre, a facility residents say was long overdue. Denise DiBiase was lauded for spearheading the project and...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Maroon banners of pride were erected at 10 Glenmuir Road in May Pen as staff and students, past and present, gathered to celebrate Glenmuir High School’s 61st anniversary. The celebrations were preceded by an annual church service, which acting...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Pride engulfed Jackson Street in Denbigh, Clarendon, on Sunday as Denbigh High School commemorated the start of its 50th anniversary celebrations with a church service. Celebrating the institution’s golden anniversary, principal Janice Julal said...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Chantelle Richardson of the rural, farming community of Free Town in Clarendon has been named among the 2019 Chevening scholars. Chevening is a United Kingdom-based awards programme offering fellowships and scholarships to students around the...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Akieme Wilson says he is living by the mantra, ‘Life is a journey, but with Christ walking with you, you’re sure of your expected destination’. Wilson has been a Christian for over a decade - a journey he says that has been positively impacted by...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Denbigh, Clarendon: Denbigh High School has been in celebratory mode since the release of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) grades. This as three male students attained nine subjects with grade one passes, creating history at the...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Baby Oprah Foundation, a registered charity programme operating out of New Paisley in Clarendon, has been assisting children with Down’s syndrome across the parish for the last 14 years. The foundation, named in honour of Oprah Althea Bennett...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Adventist Youth (AY) Federation hosted its first health and education expo on Wednesday on the grounds of the May Pen Old Police Station. The Clarendon AY Federation, founded over three decades ago, governs all other Adventist youth...

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2019 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Kareen Lamme is hoping to make her mark in the beauty industry with her Jamaican cosmetics line which produces primarily natural, organic products that she describes as “natural and cruelty-free.” Būtē Cosmetics, based in Rose Hall, Montego Bay...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon: Students of Hazard Primary School in Clarendon can now learn in a safer environment with the completion of infrastructural development under the X Marks the Spot Crosswalk Road Safety Campaign. The campaign is a collaborative...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Eton Lewis says the words documented in the 13th verse of Philippians Chapter Four are his family’s abiding law. Lewis told Family and Religion that he was baptised in 2009 and was guided...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:38 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon: Twelve-year-old Noah Vaughn was crowned the Champion Sheep Farmer at the 67th staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show held in May Pen, Clarendon, earlier this week. Vaughn had won the Supreme Champion ram...

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