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Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 8:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament (MP) Mike Henry has hailed the late Hotel Versalles owner, James ‘Jim’ Thomas, as “a person whose life was a stabilising influence and epitomised how to make it to the pinnacle of success in and around his...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It is a bittersweet moment for Rocky Point businessman Nicholas Graham as he looks forward to assisting students in his community through his annual back-to-school event. This year, he will do it without the presence of his beloved mother, Dorrette...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Patients at the paediatric ward at the Lionel Town Hospital will no longer have to be referred to the May Pen Hospital, thanks to the donation of two incubators from Medical Strategies. Dr Roger Hunter, who made the presentation, said the donation...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

While some parents are making plans for the new school year, mother of five Tanisha Sewell is just trying to keep food on the table and keep a roof over her and her children’s heads. She cannot even look as far as a month ahead as her children...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

FOUR PATHS, Clarendon: Anthony King, father of 19-year-old Nzinga King, whose dreadlocks were allegedly cut while in custody at the Four Paths Police Station in Clarendon, is adamant that justice must be served in his daughter’s case. King, who...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Markland Allison, a Rastafarian resident of Mitchell’s Hill in Rock River, Clarendon, has strong views regarding the opening up of the ganja industry in Jamaica. Jamaicans are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth that can be earned by...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Janet Foster, president of the Summerfield Development Committee (CDC), and Secretary Doreen Graham are hoping that a $200,000 grant given to them by Digicel will help to span a lucrative juice business. With unemployment a big factor in the...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

CLARENDON: Nurse Sandra Lindsay, who made history on December 14 in the United States by being the first person to take the COVID-19 vaccine in New York, is appealing to Jamaicans to join in the fight against the debilitating virus by also taking...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

August 6, 1962, is a day that will forever be etched into the memory of Winston Maragh, mayor of May Pen. In a sit down with The Gleaner, he recalled the first-ever Independence celebration as the family headed to the Mitchell Town Primary School...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

There is no missing the excitement and glee in 68-year-old Paulette Jones March’s voice as she relived the joy and fun she had celebrating Independence back in the day.. Dismissing the annual Denbigh Agricultural Show of today, although it has been...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The space is cramped, and students sit huddled, masks on, staring intently at the whiteboard as Shelly-Ann Watkis-Reid engages them and goes through the process of solving a mathematics problem. “Let me try, miss,” one of the eldest in the group...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE COMMUNITY of Banks in Clarendon is among one of five communities selected to benefit from the $650-million allocation to the Rural Development Programme aimed at improving the lives and economic well-being of rural communities over the next two...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Drawing on biblical imagery in a fired-up address on Saturday, People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell cast himself as a modern-day Job under Satanic attack and delivered a rebuke to unnamed members whose support to the...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jéanelle Taylor of Free Town Primary School, Clarendon, is giving credit to her teacher, Jacqueline Hunter, as well as her parents, who are both teachers who ensured that she lived her dream of attending Immaculate Conception High School, St Andrew...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon’s fire chief has raised alarm about the high incidence of false reports made to the brigade and blamed prank callers for wasting public resources and jeopardising lives. Citing a unit’s response to false alarm in Douglas Castle in...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Jason Lawrence is breathing a sigh of relief now that he has been placed at the institution of his choice – Manchester High School. Lawrence, who attended Sanguinetti Primary School in northern Clarendon, faced some serious...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Central Clarendon Member of Parliament Mike Henry says he has one thing on his bucket list he wants to accomplish before he hangs up his political boots. This is what he terms ‘unfinished business’ and that is, pushing a successful petition for...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Keisha Hall is a broken woman as she tries to come to terms with the death of her 22-year-old son, Mickael Reid. Hall had refused to speak with her son during a two-week-long dispute over a car. She admits to repeatedly walking past him inside the...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Today, Ricardo Brown is a graduate of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education and now works as a specialist teacher at the Bustamante High School, focusing on agriculture and integrated science. However, he has had to beat the odds to get...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

For a lot of Jamaican families, the issue of mental health is still taboo, more so in light of the fact that some members are super bright and do not reflect any of the symptoms that are associated with it. Malaika Sinclair Bailey, principal of...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Many see Hopeton Henry as the Television Jamaica cameraman for Clarendon, but few know that he is actually a certified electrician/electronic technician. With the summer now upon us, Henry says persons will be using their appliances even more –...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Following a tour of the Clarendon South East constituency by Member of Parliament Pearnel Charles Jr and Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh, both are breathing sighs of relief that the damage is not more extensive. Maragh said the two communities...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday, Charmaine Warburton was overcome with emotion as she struggled to find words to thank Randy Griffiths, founder of the non-profit organisation Pencils4Kids. “Thank you so much, thanks, I don’t have words to say thank you, but God will...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Olivia Daley, mother of 10-year-old Dayquan Drummond, is overwhelmed as she tries to deal with the issues associated with eczema affecting her son. Breaking down in tears, she told The Gleaner that she is struggling to handle the pressure that has...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Inter-Agency Network (CIAN), through its Violence/Abuse-Prevention Committee teamed up to host a men-only forum, with men being encouraged to talk about issues affecting them. Arising out of the forum, a committee was formed with the...

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