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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:29 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Don’t let the COVID-19 Grinch steal the Christmas joy of children in state care. That’s the plea made by Rosalee Gage-Grey, chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), who urged charities and individuals to...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Resettled Jamaicans in Clarendon are reportedly terrified after a 72-year-old returned resident was shot and killed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning in Chapelton. Heather Reid, president of the Clarendon Association of Returning Residents,...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Denbigh, Clarendon: Frustrated by the high Customs duties charged for red kidney beans to be planted in Jamaica, a St Catherine-based farm store owner has discontinued importing the seeds. O’Brien Johnson, managing director of St Jago Farm and...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Many Clarendon sorrel farmers who had been hoping to cash in on Jamaicans’ love for the popular holiday drink are counting their losses, with recent rains almost entirely wiping out their crop. A member of the hibiscus family, the flower of the...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Wednesday, Andrene Dora Burrell, a past student of Glenmuir High School, celebrated her 30th birthday. However, unlike other times when she expected to receive gifts, this year she decided to give them instead. “As I started preparing for my...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Life has got worse for Goldmine senior Navlette Pryce since The Gleaner last interviewed her in September. The 73-year-old who resides in the central Jamaica district bordering Clarendon and St Catherine just can’t catch a break. At the time, Pryce...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Kareem Constantine is a satisfied man after shipping off from Canada 17 barrels of food stuff, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other essentials for individuals of various communities in Clarendon, where he spent his formative years. The...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Olive Dyer and Greta Surf were ecstatic yesterday during the official launch of the May Pen public Wi-Fi. “A long time they should have this and I am feeling great about it ‘cause when I leave my home, which has the service, I can reconnect on the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 7:59 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Thursday night, at an International Men’s Day digital forum organised by the Clarendon Inter Agency Network, Dr K’adamawe K’Nife pointed to one of the biggest dangers to Jamaican men. K’Nife, who holds a doctor of philosophy degree in sustainable...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Llqyece and Xaedhn Waisome, ages 9 and 11, are engaging YouTubers in their own special way. For Llqyece, it is all about assisting other children to improve their self-esteem. She achieves this through her channel with engaging scripts and...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

STUDENTS FROM select schools in Clarendon benefited from donation of tablets valued at about $1.6 million from custos of the parish, William Shagoury, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education under the One Tablet/Laptop Per Child project....

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Annika Davidson, mother of six-year-old Oshane Jason Banton, now has more questions than answers surrounding the death of her son, whose body was discovered in sewage at a pump house in Lionel Town. A grief-stricken Davidson, who could not contain...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Hangxous has his sights set on making an impact in the music industry – just like his grand-uncle, the late Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert did. The artiste, whose real name is Derrick Juell, recently released his first single titled Domestic, a defence...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It is official! John Bassie who was nominated and elected unopposed by the Caribbean branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) for the post of global president has now been appointed in the role. In a follow-up interview with The...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament Mike Henry has disclosed that he will be pushing to have a statue of reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert erected in the parish capital. Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday as Clarendon residents paid their...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Almost five months after Olecia Lawrence appealed for help with a bone-marrow transplant for her infant son, little Azari Brown lost his valiant battle with cancer. Azari, who turned two in August, died on October 26. Lawrence is still thankful for...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Similar to other schools across Jamaica, students at Tacius Golding High School are dealing with the challenges of not having the critical electronic devices for online education – but the institution has a plan to address that. With many students...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Kellits Councillor Noel Nembhard believes it will be a rough road to recovery for Clarendon farms that took a hit during recent heavy rains with many persons now set to have a not-so-merry Christmas. Nembhard, a farmer himself, painted a dire...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The headmasters of Morgan’s Forest Primary and Infant and Alston High School, two Clarendon schools selected as part of a two-week pilot to resume face-to-face classes, are grateful for being selected. “Blessed and highly favoured” is how Romeo...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Wood Hall Primary School Principal Elisa Craig was on vacation but could not miss Thursday’s historic event to celebrate her institution finally getting Internet service after years of waiting. She could barely contain her excitement as the service...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Ingrid Murray, who serves as president and director of facilities of the United States-based family-owned Prospect Cleaning Services (PCS), which she runs with her husband Courtney Murray, was earlier this year commissioned by the...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The heavy rains that pummelled the island for the past two weeks have dealt a cruel blow to farmers in Clarendon. For farmers in Bog Hole in the north, it was another stark reminder of how much of a gamble they take every time they plant. Larkland...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The tree still sitting atop the house of 80-year-old Lola Johnson yesterday was a stark reminder of what she escaped while reclining in her living room Sunday morning. Johnson told The Gleaner that she sat paralysed with fear as the frightful event...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Forty-nine-year-old Abner Callaghan has always been an active person. A lover of sports, he spends most of his spare time – even sometimes at the expense of family engagements – coaching the Longville Park Football Club. Callaghan, a bedrock in...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Special measures will take effect in the community of Longville Park in Clarendon as of today as stakeholders move to prevent a massive COVID-19 outbreak among its 12,000 residents. The community was recently placed on the radar for its rising...

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