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Stories by Shanique Samuels

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 9:50 AMShanique Samuels

Clarendon has recorded three more murders. In the first incident, 40-year-old Carlton Laraque, otherwise called Gong, was shot and killed in the Savannah Cross community about 4 p.m. Sunday. The second shooting took place in the Lionel Town area...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:06 AMShanique Samuels

It pays to be a child of God- literally. And the same is true for Shelly-Ann Spencer-Reid who has proven this fact for herself over time. Undoubtedly, she says, the journey has been a rough one, but with her heart set on the end result - which is...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

The National Housing Trust (NHT) will be injecting $18 billion into the local economy through housing developments in Clarendon over the next three-and-a-half years.Board Chairman at the NHT Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke made the announcement in...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 10:34 AMShanique Samuels

The National Housing Trust (NHT) plans to issue 8,500 mortgages this year for contributors to purchase homes built by the trust or on the open market. The announcement by NHT chairman Dr Nigel Clarke came during the ground breaking ceremony for 351...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 5:14 PMShanique Samuels

The Clarendon police have launched a probe into the murder of 46-year-old Egbert Williams and the injuring of another man in May Pen. The police say about 1:30 this morning Williams was reportedly sitting on his bicycle in the vicinity of the May...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 4:38 PMShanique Samuels

The Independent Commission of Investigations is probing the shooting death of an unidentified man by a policeman in Denbigh, Clarendon this morning. It’s reported that an alarm was raised that there was a break-in at a farm store owned by the...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 3:29 PMShanique Samuels

The Clarendon Police are investigating what they suspect to be a reprisal killing in Rocky Settlement, in southern Clarendon on Saturday night. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Jeffrey Plummer, otherwise called Bobby. Reports are that...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Tempers flared at the Clarendon Municipal Corporation's monthly sitting last Thursday, with councillors calling for their colleague, Milton Brown, to withdraw and apologise for a claim that his colleagues were attacking Local Government Minister...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

The Four Paths Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon has been making great strides in teaching Spanish as a second language, with students in the six to 12-year-old age group showing tremendous promise. The school has benefited from the...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 7:35 PMShanique Samuels

The Clarendon Police are trying to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a pregnant teenager and a 19-year-old man in the community of Farm-Effortville. Georgia Boreland alias Shan Shan and 19-year-old Romario Hylton, otherwise...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 1:25 PMShanique Samuels

Two men are dead and a third in hospital following a shooting incident on Johnson Lane in May Pen, Clarendon, last night.  The police say unknown assailants opened gunfire on a house about 9:15. A man who was visiting from St Catherine was...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Dorette Bell is 72 years old and was recently diagnosed with stage-two womb cancer. The elderly woman, who lives on Mount Clair Drive in May Pen, Clarendon, said she was devastated when she got the news from her doctors."I started...

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2017 | 11:30 AMShanique Samuels

Chairman of the Board of May Pen Primary School, Fitz Mathis, says a meeting is to be held tomorrow to address issues that sparked another round of protest at the school yesterday. Mathis says the meeting will involved representatives from the...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

TROUT HALL, Clarendon:Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Agriculture, J.C. Hutchinson, has said there is an estimated $522 million of loss suffered by the sector as a result of the devastation caused by heavy rains across the island...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 3:56 PMShanique Samuels

Farmers in flood-affected areas of the island are being urged to be proactive in treating soil and crops to prevent attacks from pests and diseases in the aftermath of the heavy rains. Chief technical director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dermon...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:01 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Christians shouldn't fear death, instead they should embrace it if the scripture in Philippians 1:21 which says, 'for me to live is Christ and to die is gain' is anything to go by.The Apostle Paul in the portion of readings from...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

PORTMORE, St Catherine:The fervent belief that too many children are growing up without a father figure in their lives is what compelled Shallamar Richards to pursue a career in teaching. Having lost his father to violence at 16 years old, he was...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 2:26 PMShanique Samuels

The Clarendon police have released the identity of the man who was killed in a shootout with their colleagues four days ago. He has been identified as 32-year-old Karl Godfrey Hayles, otherwise known as Mark or 'Fatta'. Hayles is said to be...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Councillors at the Clarendon Municipal Corporation are upset about the length of time it is taking for funds to be allocated for what was deemed emergency clean-up and repair work in their divisions, following flooding caused by heavy rain three...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:26 PMShanique Samuels

Several communities in Clarendon are again under water due to heavy rainfall.   The Gleaner-Power 106 News Centre has received reports that communities in the south of the parish are being mainly affected by the heavy downpour which,...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

The Effortville Basic School in central Clarendon has served the community of the same name and surrounding areas for over 50 years. Its founder, Deloris Campbell, who is also the principal, has nurtured her school from its inception and has...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:42 PMShanique Samuels

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is promising to make home ownership so easy and affordable that there will be no more squatting in Jamaica. "A large part of the problem we face is that communities pop up overnight without proper planning and we...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 4:02 PMShanique Samuels

The body of a St Catherine man who has been missing since last Wednesday was found in Clarendon yesterday. It is believed to be that of 38-year-old Anthony Jackson of a Central Village address. The body was discovered in a pit at an abandoned...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

DENBIGH, Clarendon:The 4-H movement continues to grow exponentially in Jamaica as more young people are buying into the idea that agriculture and the creative sectors are multibillion-dollar industries. The organisation's expansion...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:The primary health-care system received a well-needed boost to its ailing fleet of ambulances recently with the addition of six new state-of-the-art vehicles fully equipped with life-saving tools and medical equipment.The...

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