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Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 5:09 PMShanique Samuels

The bullet-riddled body of a man was found along a dirt track near the Vernamfield airstrip in Gimme-mi-bit, Clarendon this morning. It has since been identified as 21-year-old Allister Henry, otherwise called Bulkin, of Rocky Point in the parish....

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Keisha Ramdass is a single mother caring for two boys on her own. The 33-year-old woman lives in Sevens Heights, Clarendon, with her children in a house where she says she is 'kotching'. The family fell on hard times a few years ago when the house...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 11:02 PMShanique Samuels

EFFORTVILLE, Clarendon:The ideal family situation is to have a mother and father in a home to raise their children, but this is not always the case. The reality is that many times, for one reason or the other, one parent might be out of the picture....

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

NEW FOREST, Manchester:The New Forest Infant, Primary and High School in South Manchester has embarked on a journey towards sustainability in the growth and development of its campus. The school has recently completed the first phase of its solar...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:There is growing concern among residents of southeast Clarendon as several persons, including children, have been turning up at the Lionel Town Health Centre with ZIKV-like symptoms.Councillor for the Hayes division Scean...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

HALSE HALL, Clarendon:Only the word of God will be enough to reclaim the young people and restore balance, not only to the community of Halse Hall, but the society in general. Evangelist John F.K. Martin, of the Seventh-day Adventist Central Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Rohan Lynch and Omarion Scott found their way into the hearts of many when their story of genuine friendship was published in The Gleaner's Rural Xpress on Thursday April 28, 2016, highlighted Rohan's kindness to his best friend, Omarion in sharing...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 12:45 AMShanique Samuels

After watching Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s contribution to the Budget Debate, six women in Clarendon yesterday shared their thoughts on his presentation. “I support the point he made about the affordable housing solutions,”...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Evangelist John F.K. Martin has been through the prison system but has come out a stronger and more rounded individual. He has now made it his life's mission to preach the gospel and spread the word of God. Strangely enough, while at what he thought...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

A team from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has been dispatched to offer grief counselling to the relatives of Romario McLeod, the young recruit who died last Friday while undergoing a training exercise at Up Park Camp in Kingston.McLeod reportedly...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Speaking in tongues is said to be one of the many gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is referred to as a heavenly or spiritual language, which is God's gift to believers as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.As recorded in the book of...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Joseph Lewin is desperately trying to raise the approximately $750,000 to cover the cost of correcting his daughter's worsening scoliosis problem.Fourteen-year-old Ieisha Lewin was diagnosed with a severe form of the illness three years ago after...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

According to the teachings of the Bible, the Holy Spirit was sent into the world by God as a Comforter to replace Jesus Christ after He was crucified, risen, and had ascended to His heavenly Father.The Bible in St John 14:16 says, "And I will pray...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should grow, and when he is old he will not depart from it." While many parents send their children to Sabbath/Sunday School and steer them in the right direction, they have departed from the...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

At a time when genuine acts of kindness seem all too rare and violence is often the order of the day, two young boys - Rohan Lynch and Omarion Scott - both 10 years old have demonstrated a level of love and care for each other that has been...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

The Church remains resolute on its stance against abortion even as it continues to preach that by God's standards, it is morally wrong, and so exercising self-control is an excellent option to avoid ending up in a predicament of having to...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 9:12 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon: Jehovah's Witnesses are often misunderstood because of their perceptions about certain aspects of life, their belief systems, and how they choose to worship. But in truth and in fact, they are normal beings with a slightly...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

It is often said that all good things must come to an end, and for Annette Walker, her years spent as teacher are quickly winding down.Walker, who is now a vice-principal at Vere Technical High School, has dedicated 43 years of her life to educating...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Herbal medicines prescribed by 'bush doctors' have been a part of the Jamaican culture for many years. Many rural folk have used bush medicines to cure numerous ailments before the days of hospitals with doctors and manufactured medication became...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

CHAPELTON, Clarendon:At 15-year-old Jahmekia Johnson, a third form student at Clarendon College has taken it on to herself to make a positive impact on young people. Although she has not taken the watery baptism, Jahmekia says she will make the...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

VERE, Clarendon:The title of 'Educator extraordinaire' could easily be bestowed on Dr Henrietta Stewart for her stellar contribution to education, and after 41 years of unbroken service, it will be only fitting.At the end of August this year, she...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

CHAPELTON, Clarendon:The Salem United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, known then as the Salem Congregational Church, was founded in 1838 by missionaries who came to Jamaica in 1834 seeking lands to purchase on which they would build...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

SUMMERFIELD, Clarendon:The church, as an institution, is not to be seen as just a building but a community organisation that caters to the needs of the residents in the community. As a result, the entire organisation is often called upon to aid the...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Muriel Burnett is 88 years old, and after so many years, she remains true to her religious baptist beliefs. "I am a born baptist, where I was born everybody in Watt Town St Ann, was baptist. My parents and grand parents were...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Vuvuzelas blared through the town of Frankfield in Clarendon yesterday morning as students and well-wishers descended on the Edwin Allen High School to join in to celebrate with the school for successfully retaining their fourth Girls' Champs title...

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