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Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The donation of a pick-up truck has ended a three-year wait at the Vere Technical High School in Clarendon. The vehicle, valued at approximately $2.8 million, was donated by a member of the Vere Technical Global Alumni Association. Founding member...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Movie lovers in Clarendon are in for a treat come July 30, as Net Merge Corporation, a May Pen-based information technology company, will be launching a drive-in cinema on the grounds of the Denbigh Agricultural Showgrounds. Everel Morris, chief...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

For eighty-year-old Perris Samuels, July 21 each year was usually a day of happiness as she celebrated the anniversary of the birth of the fourth of her five children. This year, however, the celebratory spirit was dampened as the birthday...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The hurdles of no texbooks, and sometimes no lunch money, did not deter Tashana Brown, a York Town Primary School student who aced the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations and copped a place at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon. Compounding...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Andre Shortridge of Farm in Clarendon won the hearts of many Jamaicans after he was featured in The Gleaner’s Child Month feature. The 31-year-old father, who had been teaching his four boys since the pandemic disrupted physical schooling more...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Members of Clarendon’s Indian community have expressed enthusiasm at the erection of a bust honouring Mahatma Gandhi at the May Pen Parish Library on Wednesday. The installation was in commemoration of the 150th birth of Gandhi, a political...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Amateur video footage of flooded yards and murky roadways in sections of Vere in Clarendon bore the tale of the rains that pelted the parish on Sunday. In Race Course, residents said that the impact of the flooding associated with rains from...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As 74-year-old Denzil Hill erected sticks at a breakaway across from the Gimme-Me-Bit Primary and Infant School in Clarendon on Sunday, he did so with resignation that it could have been avoided. The road gave way to the ravages of rain from...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend, some 450 families across Clarendon, Kingston and St Catherine benefited from a two-day care package drive, courtesy of the Tea Cup Breakfast and Brunch Series, an annual event held on the Ranch in Rhymesbury, Clarendon. The event...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Father Winston Thomas, rector of the St Gabriel’s Church in May Pen, Clarendon, and supervisor for the region where late Anglican Priest Larius Lewis worked, says the circumstances surrounding the priest’s death has tainted the reputation of the...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and changed many traditional ways of life, for example, learning. Another area that has been affected is parenting. According to Dr Orville Beckford of Fathers Incorporated, “The social structure of...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The mother of a 20-year-old man, who was rescued by cops from an angry mob accusing him of killing his 21-year-old pregnant girlfriend on Sunday, is accusing the police of killing her son while in lock-up less than 24 hours later. She is blaming...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The May Pen and Lionel Town hospitals in Clarendon on Friday received donations of more than $12m worth of equipment from William ‘Billy’ Shagoury, custos rotolurum of the parish. Shagoury said a personal health experience ignited his passion to...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

‘Father Caretaker’ is the name residents of Farm in Clarendon fondly use to refer to 39-year-old Kenrick Spencer. The father of five has extended his love and caring nature to many children in the community, so much so that he has become the...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The daughter of the Clarendon man who founded Rastafarianism is demanding reparation and respect for years of abuse by Jamaican state authorities after he birthed an Afrocentric religious movement that has gained widespread cultural appeal globally...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A 54-year-old Clarendon woman who bears the scars of maternal love may be at death’s door if she doesn’t get her schizophrenic son readmitted to rehab. The cry comes as the mother says she was beaten within an inch of her life on Monday by her 26-...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Rocky Point in Clarendon has been coming alive with the newly minted food event dubbed, Pasta Wednesdays. The event that has been stirring up excitement among seafood and pasta lovers is hosted by the White Sand Beach Seafood Restaurant, and has...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:18 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“One hundred never looked so good.” That was the caption on the cap sported by centenarian William Jennings when The Gleaner visited his home in Rock River, Clarendon, last Saturday. Jennings, who was born on May 18, 1921, spent his former years...

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

With the price of chicken set to increase for a third time since the start of the year, farm owner Denise Williams-Bailey is bemoaning the effect the increase will have on her already dwindling profit. Williams-Bailey of Rowe Town in Mason River,...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A man accused of being abusive and threatening was shot dead, allegedly by his cop brother, as a bubbling family dispute reached a fatal crescendo in Lionel Town, Clarendon, yesterday. Dead is 29-year-old Alrick Williams, a labourer of Lionel Town...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

News of the sudden death 17-year-old Triston Graham, who collapsed in May Pen on Monday, sent shock waves through the school community of Lennon High School and rural Alexandria in Clarendon. The family told The Gleaner that the teen had been...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Clarendon South Western, Kent Gammon, has chided the People’s National Party (PNP) for over 30 years of neglect and poor representation in the PNP stronghold. Gammon, in a press release, demanded that the...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

For 21 years, Antonate Peters honed her skills in classrooms until one day in February 2019 when she woke up blind. Baffled by the suddenness of it all, Peters recalls that it was a traumatising experience when she could not even find her way out...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A group of mothers were treated to a celebratory brunch on Sunday at the Singh Quarry in May Pen, Clarendon. The annual Mother’s Day brunch is the brainchild of entrepreneur Craig ‘Jah Cat’ Taylor. This year’s staging of the event was by...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:26 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

EVERY MONTH should be Child Month, says 31-year-old Clarendon father, Andre Shortridge. He says the special celebration in May rekindles hope and offers a sense of assurance that children are a priority. Speaking with The Gleaner at his Oliver...

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