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

Elisa Craig, pastor of the Wood Hall Church of God of Prophecy as well as principal of the primary school in the community, said the church is joining the fight in ensuring that residents can access the highest quality of education. Craig, in an...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE MEN from the Russell Lane community of Palmer’s Cross feted 15 mothers on Sunday. Marshalee Hinds, president of the Citizens’ Association and one of the mothers who was treated on Sunday, shared with The Gleaner that it is not the first time...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nichael Garcia Hyman, a single mother of three, knows what struggle is all about as she balances her job as a janitor and a coach at the Wood Hall Primary School in Clarendon, and still hangs on to her dream of being a certified coach. With her...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Dena Golding, aunt of 37-year-old taxi operator Renford ‘Hector’ Mowen, who died in a multi-vehicle collision on Tuesday, said she warned him about the dangers of the road the previous day. Golding said she saw Mowen on Monday morning debushing the...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

TODAY, MOTHER of two Caroline Brown can look back on her life and give God thanks as she reflects on what she had to overcome to achieving her bachelor’sdegree in church administration and being a youth mentor and a youth president. Her daughter...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:26 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon College principal David Wilson said he never imagined that his interaction with school bus driver Keith Dunkley on Tuesday evening would have been his last. In an interview with The Gleaner, he said when he visited Dunkley following the...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:32 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Identifying child abuse and having ‘the talk’ around it has got much easier with the Caribbean Development Bank-funded book The Tribe - Break the Silence – an illustrated story with CD narration on child sexual abuse. The book has been described as...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

AFTER TWO years of deep research, interviews, writing, and collaboration with dozens of professors, students, philosophers, and thinkers, Jamaican Kadeem Leslie has just released a 200-page book titled The Full Student. The book, according to...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Friday, April 9, Jon Yearwood, a seasoned entrepreneur and former high school star footballer of Jamaican heritage, opened The Burger House in New York. Yearwood, who was born to a Jamaican mother who hails from Portmore, St Catherine, and a...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

For the past several years, Free Town Primary School in Clarendon has been preparing students for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam with an intense weekend of lockdown with the curriculum. The annual camp has yielded much fruit, with those who...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Optimist Club of Trench Town is banking on a donation of 40 copies of Cedella Marley’s children’s book Get Up, Stand Up to kick-start a campaign to root out bullying among children in the community. The donation, which was brokered by well-...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE ROXY and Lascelles Simpson Foundation which operates out of Race Track, Clarendon, and is incorporated with Corporations Canada, is seeking to foster the legacies of their parents Roxy and Lascelles Simpson and their contributions to...

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...

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