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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:22 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Garvey Maceo High School past student Oneil ‘Bobo Wiseman’ Foreman is not just a regular artiste looking to claim his niche in the industry. Inasmuch as he has a passion for music, he sees his mission as a higher calling. The conscious Rastafarian...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Retired police Illon Dawkins of Simon, in Rock River, has seen his bills piling up and interest being accrued as a result of his public service pension being discontinued. Dawkins told The Gleaner that the last payment he received was November...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:30 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jennifer Forbes Thomas of Rocky Point in Clarendon says her family is still reeling from the trauma of their home being firebombed last Thursday. Relating her experience to The Gleaner, she said she was sleeping when she heard banging at her window...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

As the murder figures continue to climb, community activist and caretaker for the Manchester North West constituency, Damion Young, is expressing regret about the failure of the powers that be in not aggressively pushing the teachings of Jamaica’s...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Canadian Audrey Parker is passionate about black pride and self-worth. In fact, she strongly believes that black history should be celebrated 365 days a year in order that foreparents can be honoured. “The theme this year is ‘The...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon resident Lascelles Simmonds has his hands full these days with five adopted ‘babies’ – all centenarians. The president of the Spaldings Development Area Committee (DAC), who sits on the Clarendon Parish Development Committee, says he has...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

SOPHIA GREENE, who engages in a regular nine-to-five with the New York City Transit Authority, said there is no escaping her true passion, which is penning poems and pushing the self-awareness and acceptance agenda. Greene is a published author who...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born foundation artiste Carol East, more popularly known as Sister Carol, is known for her many cultural gems; however, what she takes fierce pride in embracing her black heritage. East, who was born and raised in Kingston, migrated in...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Oaks River, located in the northern Clarendon community of Rock River, is a source of great help for residents and also one that affords them many favourite pastimes, but as Rosetta and her husband Samuel Taylor will tell you, it can also turn...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Over 40 farmers graduated from agricultural training delivered by the HEART Trust/National Training Service Agency (NSTA) and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority last Thursday, January 21, at the Manchester Golf Club in Manchester. Done...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

There is hope on the horizon for Portmore mother of seven Natasha Jones, whose plight The Gleaner highlighted a month ago after five of her seven children were taken into state care as result of the deplorable conditions the family had been living...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Anna Kay Rose has assumed full responsibility for taking care of her 102-year-old grandmother Myrtle Campbell for the past six years. Campbell, who has three children, is now deaf and blind and lives in White Shop in Spaldings, Clarendon. One of...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Hailing from the community of Riverton in Kingston, Chef Theresa Barrett is now living in Mexico and has taken the curiosity of residents there to pro udly push the culture of the land of her birth. A past student of Camperdown High School and The...

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