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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Youth Education Support (Jamaica YES) will be hosting its first benefit golf tournament on Saturday, July 17, to raise funds to continue breakfast- and-lunch-feeding programmes for schoolchildren in rural Jamaica. The 2021 Changing...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Last week Wednesday, the Porus Health Centre in Manchester benefited from a donation of medical supplies from Vassell O’Gilvie, a Jamaican psychotherapist now residing in New York, United States. The clinic received items such as walking sticks,...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Loveant Cardiff Williams left Jamaica when he was 18 years old to make a new life in Canada. After 50 years – 48 of those married to the love of his life, Evon, and two daughters later – he has decided it is time to pack up and return to his...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Fourteen years ago, gospel artiste Kerri-Ann Johnson Fogah was a scared, pregnant, active church member, but under the mentorship of her pastor, Ann Marie Richards, who embraced her and allowed her to accept her situation, Johnson was able to...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The women of Russell Lane in Palmer’s Cross, Clarendon, were determined to ensure that fathers in their community were pampered on their special day. Prominent in their thoughts, according to Marshalee Hinds, president of the Russell Lane Citizens...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Reverend Marlon Simpson is currently en route to a doctorate, on a long road to securing his achievements, especially in light of the academic challenges exacerbated by emotional turmoil and his father’s approach in handling him at the time,...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It was a bittersweet day for Cislyn Williams and her mother, Joan Williams, on Tuesday at the completion of their dream house in Portland Cottage, Clarendon. Cislyn, who was anticipating that her son, 21-year-old Devon Powell, would be a part of...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Police detective Shamel Russell is encouraging other professionals to embrace farming as a way of life. For him, it is a good thing to focus on one’s career and engage in farming at the same time. Russell, stressing that professionals should use...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

One year ago, The Gleaner shared Andrew Nelson’s story. Born with no legs, the now 43-year-old has never allowed that to stop him from going about the business of life. From climbing trees to earning a living as a landscaper, furniture maker and...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Cee-Jay Facey and his sister Shahine, who is two months his junior, are Old Harbour High School’s reigning head boy and head girl. The appointment for Cee-Jay stirred up memories of a time in his life when he was a first-form...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Girls’ Town in Hayes, Clarendon, are apprehensive as they face the onset of another hurricane season. A garage operator who gave his name only as Maurice, said whenever it rains heavily, the large volume of water that flows through his...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Lavern Deer saw her dedication and hard work in the prevention of human trafficking being acknowledged when May 29 was proclaimed as Lavern Deer Day in the city of North Miami Beach, a place she has lived for many years. Deer, who has...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Audley Gordon, has announced that stiffer fines will be coming for those who litter the streets. The announcement was made on Wednesday at the ‘Bag It’ initiative that was...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Coffee Bay Restaurant, located in Bronx, New York, is giving Jamaicans in the diaspora a touch of home and a chance to feel proud, which is precisely what owner Jerry McDonald, a former high school teacher-turned-entrepreneur, envisioned when he...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

President and CEO of Halton Development Management, Paul Walker, on Friday blasted Jamaican banks for what he termed their unwillingness to participate in investing in the development of the housing stock. Walker, who was speaking at the official...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Central High School nurse, Kerri-Ann Hamilton, is never short of a smile when she greets you. The minute one of her students needs her, she is ready … walker and all ... to very carefully attend to them. Forced to put her pain and the discomfort of...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Central High School deputy head boy Nowell Lewin on Wednesday launched an initiative to address mental health challenges. The initiative, Global Integration Society (GIS), the 19-year-old shared, is family-based and interactive with the goal being...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

GLENMUIR HIGH School lower sixth form student Jaleel Williams has a lot to smile about as he earned a score of 1,550 out of 1,600 in the Scholastic Aptitude Test and he has been selected as one of the elite students who will participate in the...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Dowesha Williams is a third year, pre-clinical medical student who will be transitioning to rotations in hospitals soon. She is also on the Dean’s List for the Faculty of Medical Sciences (MBBS) as well as an Honour Roll student on the Elsa Leo-...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, has said the rate of child abuse is alarming. “These statistics are frightening and likely do not tell the full story as often a culture of silence is in a family or...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Members of Central High School’s United Nations Club have a reason to pat themselves on the back as they were singled out for recognition following their participation in the United Nations’ drive to secure water for shipment to St Vincent and the...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Pauline Lindo, a member of the Simon Senior Citizens’ Club, and Eucal Henry, president of the community develop committee, are giving thanks for the positive responses to the story published in THE STAR about Kenneth Francis. The story, which was...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Home is where the heart is, and for United States-based Walford ‘Wally’ Stewart, he might have migrated from Jamaica but his love and passion for his beloved parish of St Elizabeth remains the same. For him, “giving back to country, family and...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Wood Hall resident and businessman Mortel Pinnock does not think of himself as a community leader. In his own words, Pinnock says he just loves his community. That love has driven him to touch the lives of young people and others who benefit from...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Most persons know Tanyalee Williams as councillor for the May Pen North Division in Clarendon, but not many know that she is an ordained minister, a proud grandma, and was a high school dropout. In a one-on-one with The Gleaner, Williams shared how...

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