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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Deputy Superintendent of Police Owen Brown has called for businesses in May Pen to resurrect an initiative launched some time ago to help curb crime in the Clarendon capital. Noting the difference which the business watch – which is somewhat...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Ava Tomlinson has been a staple in Clarendon’s fight to vaccinate its residents against COVID-19. She was instrumental in coordinating three vaccination drives, which saw 932 residents of Longville Park getting jabs, while actively urging residents...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Single mother of four, Kashara Reid broke down in tears in an interview with The Gleaner as she shared about the struggles of trying to make ends meet. With children ages eight, six, two, and six months – all with different fathers, she said that...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The late James Alexander Thomas Sr, who died on August 11, was recently hailed at a memorial service as a “Comrade for life” by councillor for the Hayes division, Scean Barnswell. Thomas, who died from complications associated with COVID-19, was...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Norma Reid of New Longville in Clarendon is trying her best to navigate her way through the cruel hand that life has dealt her. However, she is buckling under the pressure as she fights to stay on top of her circumstances. Having lost her husband...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE DEATH of Clarendon College teacher Eugonando Williams as a result of diabetic complications saw the Clarendon chapter of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) staging a run/walk last Thursday in Chapelton to bring awareness to renal failure,...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE ST John Bosco Vocational Training Centre has taken skills certifying to a new level. Formerly operating as a residential home for boys placed by the Family Court and Child Care Services, it has now transitioned to being a vocational training...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jaleel Williams, who is now in his final year of sixth form at Glenmuir High School, said he could not ignore the needs of his fellow students for gadgets to accommodate their classes. Cognisant of the fact that many were struggling with online...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

ANDRE WELLINGTON is the dean of discipline at Alston High School in Northern Clarendon and it’s a post he treasures as it was no easy feat getting there. Battling and overcoming mental illness, he is now advocating for more understanding and better...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Michael Powell vividly remembers how Ann Kong’s little legs would pump away at the pedals as she rode her bicycle along Clarendon’s rural terrain from Alston to Spaldings. It was that tomboyish zest that endeared Ann Kong – better known to...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Land Lease, Raymonds, Clarendon, have expressed concerns regarding the length of time it is taking for them to have their titles, even questioning if there is any plan to ensure they get the land to purchase. Carlton Campbell, an...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

CROOKED RIVER, Clarendon: THE CROOKED River community in northern Clarendon could be the answer to employment prayers that many have been seeking. The project valued at $855,000 is a social enterprise incorporating agroforest and beekeeping and is...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Having been born and raised in Comfort, Manchester, Lisa Thomas has witnessed the decline in the unity among residents, who once made the area lively with an enviable community spirit, and yearns for a return to those days. In May 2014, her brother...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A grieving Ean Richards is still wishing that his daughter, 32-year-old Annakaye Richards, had heeded his agonising plea to flee for her life from Comfort, Manchester. About an hour after warming Annakaye’s dinner and bidding her farewell on...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Brandon Hill, Clarendon, are fed up with the years of neglect meted out to their community and they want immediate attention to be paid to the bad roads there. The Gleaner hung out at the unofficial taxi stand close to the Pennants...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nestled in the northern area of Clarendon is the sleepy community of Nine Turn, where the houses are scattered from each other with one common denominator, lush trees in the yard and lots of vegetation. There is also a cluster of shops – some which...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

When it comes to taking pride in his community, Desmond Faulknor is like no other. In fact, he doesn’t follow the crowd once he sets his mind to carrying out improvement work. He doesn’t even get discouraged if help isn’t available. The Gleaner,...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE COMMUNITY of Dam Head sits between Crooked River and Frankfield, with residents there yearning for attention to be paid to a long-standing problem that has been plaguing them over the years. While Calvin ‘Chipper’ Campbell has resigned himself...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Caroline Gordon, a resident of Sandy Bay, Clarendon, is now trying to cope with raising two of her four grandchildren who she took responsibility for after their mother died in April. Still grieving the loss of her daughter, Fiona Gordon, she also...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Veteran Clarendon College teacher Eugonando Williams died on Monday after a battle with diabetes and has been praised by a school principal and union delegate for his commitment to education. Williams died some time after logging on to Google...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Trish-Ann Thomas is fearful about her job prospects after high school. “How do we prepare to compete for the limited job opportunities that exist in Jamaica?” she questioned as she ponders about her future. Thomas, who is...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

March 8, 2021 will be a day that 21-year-old Shanice Campbell will never forget – it was the day her life changed forever. She was walking along East Street in the town of Old Harbour, St Catherine, on her way home when she was attacked by an...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders at Crooked River Infant and Primary School in Northern Clarendon have every reason to be patting themselves on the back as the school has been successfully navigating its way in the COVID-19 pandemic. As the new school year approaches...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A CLARENDON mother of three is desperate for assistance for her three children, one of whom is physically and mentally disabled. It is this need that has spurred Debby Donaldson, of Little Deeds of Kindness, and Rosemarie Black, who returned from...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh toured several communities in Clarendon on Wednesday as state officials began assessing the toll of Tropical Storm Grace on the parish from a day earlier. Among the worst affected areas in the parish are Rock River,...

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