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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Toll Gate Division, Radcliffe McDonald, and Joel Williams for the Denbigh Division have added their voices against the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) regarding the closure of several offices across the island – in...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 600 people benefited from Judah Company of the Prophets International Ministry’s outreach programme – Feeding of the 5,000 – last Wednesday. Now in its 10th staging, the quarterly initiative targeted shut-ins, the homeless, and...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Rock River Foundation in north Clarendon last week issued bun and cheese as well as care packages to over 169 children and 80 care packages to the adults in the community. Alphanso McLeod, one of the members, said they are on a...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The consecutive weekend lockdowns for the country by the Government in a bid to curtail the rising number of COVID-19 confirmed cases may have many complaining and cursing Prime Minister Andrew Holness, but for residents in the Rock River community...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Tuesday, March 30, ten of the 17 at-risk youth that were enrolled in the Advocacy for Youth in Governance programme celebrated the conclusion of the year-long initiative that saw them being trained as anti-violence ambassadors in areas such as...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Bernetta Lawrence Brown, the grandmother of Shelly-Ann Williams, a teen with Down’s syndrome whose body was discovered in a pool of blood in her Green Bottom, Sandy Bay home in Clarendon on December 21 last year, is still seeking answers regarding...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:02 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Karen Campbell, who farms in Anderson Town, Bog Hole, was already having challenges since the setback with the rains that walloped the island in October and November last year. Having not fully recovered from the floods, the Clarendon farmer said...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:58 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Business operators from the South St Catherine Chamber of Commerce (formerly Old Harbour Chamber of Commerce) are now squealing from the additional measures implemented by the Government in trying to control the rising number of confirmed COVID-19...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:58 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Lionel Johnson is now blind and crippled, but there is one thing he has, and that is a firm belief in God and His ability to answer prayers. In a sit-down with The Gleaner at his Anderson Town, Clarendon, home, Johnson revealed that “night and day...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Robert Coleman was anticipating a big boost in fish sales for the Easter season, where he could continue his tradition of buying bun and cheese to give to some of the seniors in Rocky Point, Clarendon. This year, he doubts he will be able to do so...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:26 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nurse Sheffanese Knight has been administering the COVID-19 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine since March 10, and she has had to find creative means of calming those whose phobias magnify needles into swords. Among the playful strategies she uses is to...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Shane Miller, like many young persons living in Cottage, St Elizabeth, felt hopeless. But rather than sit idly on the street corner and complain about the lack of opportunities, he took a chance and applied for available scholarships and grants,...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A Bucknor family is now struggling to put the pieces of their lives back together after their Bailey’s Avenue three-bedroom house went up in flames last Saturday about 4 p.m. Sixty-six-year-old Icilda Sheckles, who suffers from diabetes and...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:27 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Tuesday, Clarendon’s top-ranking police led the way in taking their COVID-19 vaccine at the May Pen Hospital. Glenford Miller, commanding officer for the parish, said as managers they were setting an example by leading from the front. Miller,...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Dr Marsha Smalling, principal of Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, has been fighting lupus since 2003. On Sunday, during the official launch of her book, Powered Up: Leveraging Six Pillars to Live Out Loud, she gave an insight into her life and...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:26 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Damownie Johnson, the 24-year-old son of the late Woman Sgt Tameicha Powell of the Clarendon Division, is ruing a missed chance to tell her he loved her for a final time as the cop passed away while being transported to hospital for emergency...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon councillor has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to take the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine publicly to inspire confidence in the shots among Jamaicans. Councillor...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:26 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On March 10, 2020, Jamaica recorded its first case of the coronavirus. Days later, the Government ordered a halt to face-to-face classes in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. Fast-forward to 2021 and the cases have swelled to 27,465 and...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

An early Friday morning fire in Frankfield, Clarendon, has resulted in huge losses for several business operators. The building, which housed a hair salon, mechanic shop, cookshop, and was used as a storage facility for a farmer in the community,...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Small, founder of the latest initiative out of Clarendon – We Are Real Men (WARM) – is hoping to change the mindset of men in the communities of Palmer’s Cross and Savanna Cross who are not yet on a path to self actualisation. Small,...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Douglas and Friends Foundation Inc (DFF) has been applying the 80/20 rule in targeting students for assistance, who, through sheer will, overcome the extremes of poverty and are somehow still able to maintain academic excellence. To that end,...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Longville Park Phase III are crying foul on the National Housing Trust (NHT) as they have been stuck with a huge penalty bill of over $1 million resulting from the non-payment of property taxes since the lots were handed over in 2013,...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents and community leaders of Lionel Town have been heartened by a 48-hour curfew imposed on Friday evening and are hopeful that the security measure will be extended. The southeast Clarendon town has been hit by acute violence over the last...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Tanya Taylor, who hails from Free Town in Clarendon and now resides in the United States of America, is on a mission to empower black people to take charge of their finances. Taylor recently shared with The Gleaner the motivation that has set her...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Hayes division Scean Barnswell is expressing concern regarding the lack of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by residents – not just in his division, but throughout the parish. At the recent municipal corporation monthly meeting...

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