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

MAY PEN, Clarendon:The talents of skilled labourers such as tailors and dressmakers are slowly becoming obsolete as persons utilise these services to a lesser extent.Oliver Henry has been a tailor by profession for more than 30 years. Apart from...

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

After 32 years of marriage, William and Dorothy Burrell are still very much in love with each other. The couple, who were born and raised in rural Clarendon, both settled in a small district in the parish called Peter King. Mass Fitzy and Miss Tiny...

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

Charles Willis is 58 years old. He used to be a fisherman from Old Harbour Bay St. Catherine. He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer a few weeks ago, but it seemed he has had the disease for more than three years. He said one day he suddenly...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 11:03 PMShanique Samuels

A mentee who exceeds expectations and defies stereotypes might sound like something out of a fairy tale - a Cinderella story perhaps. However, for former mentee, Kenardo Osbourne, this was in fact a reality which he proudly shared in a testimonial...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

It's the Christmas season and many people look forward to the food, fun and festivities that come in abundance at this time of the year. However, it has been noticed that some of the common traditions such as the Jonkonnu parade are no longer a much...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Anthony Maxfield has been blind for more than 23 years and has not gone to the supermarket since he lost his sight, but his situation took a merry turn this Christmas when his dream became a reality.The proprietor of Gibson's...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:53 PMShanique Samuels

The body of an elderly man was found in bushes near his home in Clarendon last night. He has been identified as Lloyd Riley, a 76-year-old cattle farmer of Frankfield. Preliminary investigations revealed that Riley was killed by praedial larcenists...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:A co-author of several books, including Making the Church Family-Friendly and Parenting Towards the 21st Century, Deloris Gordon, vice-principal of Friendship Primary School in Clarendon, has been making a positive impact on the...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Medical officer of Health at the Clarendon Health Department (CHD), Dr Kimberly Scarlett Campbell, is encouraging persons to do their part in trying to mitigate against the mosquito-borne Zika virus."The message for the Christmas season is that we...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

At 104 years old, Howell Burke is still as lucid as when he was a new recruit in the Jamaica Constabulary Force at 28-years-old. He retired in 1971 at 60 years old at the rank of sergeant after serving in several parishes."I spent 32 years, six...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Luke Fearon is one of more than 7,000 Jamaicans who benefit from the seasonal farm-work programme. For him, each time he departs, it is a rough time away from his family and the comfort of his home."Working in the cold is nothing...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

How should the Church treat with persons who may have had a shady past? Is there salvation for these persons?The Reverend Howard Edwards of the Toll Gate New Testament Church says these individuals should be embraced by the Church."First, we must...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MORAVIA, Clarendon:The Moravia Primary School, Clarendon is floating twice as high as the hill atop which the school is perched, having achieved 100 per cent mastery in the 2015 Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy tests.Beverly Smith Williams,...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Pastor Lilith Campbell was only 12 years old when she received her calling. She said she had a vision while she slept one night."While I was sleeping, I had a dream where I saw this man and he called my name and said, 'Lilith, I have chosen you to...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 11:05 PMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Ronald Thwaites, minister of education has told Foga Road High students that, "if you don't have a good education, yuh corner dark."The minister seized the opportunity to encourage students, at the school's prize giving ceremony...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

'Youth with a Vision on a Mission for Christ' is a Christian-based youth group rooted in the troubled community of Farm in Effortville, Clarendon. It began just over three years ago with approximately 70 members, but that number dwindled over time...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Shantal Cameron is a lower sixth-form student at the Glenmuir High School and is a lover of the sciences. She plans to pursue a career in physiotherapy.Cameron sat nine subjects and scored seven distinctions and two credits in...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 4:54 PMShanique Samuels

A business place operated by a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor in Osborne Store, Clarendon was robbed of cash and a motor vehicle last night. Reports are that patrons were at a bar operated by JLP councillor for the Mocho Division, Fay...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

FARM, Clarendon:The practice of Revivalism in Jamaica is centuries old and is said to have originated in Africa.The oppressed slaves who were taken here danced to the rhythmic beats of drums and chanted as a way of communicating with each other in a...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

CHAPELTON, Clarendon:Violence in high schools is beginning to feature prominently among adolescent males and has propelled Chapelton-based Clarendon College into action to mitigate against acts of violence.According to David Wilson, principal of the...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Roxy Adina Robinson started the Mount Faith Deliverance Tabernacle in May Pen 37 years ago solely on the basis of a vision she had as she slept one night."I dreamt that I was in a church service and I was singing and shouting and praising God. I saw...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels

Another family has launched its search in a bid to get justice for their relative, whom they say was beaten by a police officer while in custody. He was beaten to the point where he had to seek medical attention. Wayne McLeod was beaten while he was...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 6:59 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon man is alleging that a policeman and an inmate at the Chapelton Police lock-up earlier this month beat him fracturing his hands. McLeod ended up at the lock-up after he was picked up in his community of Prospect District in Clarendon...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 12:21 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police have launched an investigation into the shooting death of a man in Race Track last night. Residents reported hearing several explosions sometime after 8:30 and alerting the police. Upon their arrival, the body of 33-year-old...

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