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Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:30 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A gruesome triple murder in the Grantham area of Frankfield in Clarendon on Friday night brought a chilling sense of déjà vu to residents in the central parish, having been racked by the gut-wrenching Cocoa Piece quintuple murder that saw the...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon centenarian Julia Rose-Campbell, who celebrated her 106th birthday on April 18, has died. Rose-Campbell, who passed away on May 26, last spoke with The Gleaner in September 2022 following the death of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II,...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2023 | 1:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon South Western Member of Parliament Lothan Cousins says the only noticeable results of states of public emergency (SOEs) are their crippling economic effects, and the disruption of the livelihoods of constituents who make an income from...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2023 | 12:34 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-three-year-old Anna-Kay was brought to tears as she spoke about years of sexual abuse, allegedly at the hand of her stepfather. The abuse, she said, started when she was just 10 years old and continued for about five years until she planned...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2023 | 7:36 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Manchester North Western Mikael Phillips has sounded an alarm, charging that Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ presence is unwelcome at any ribbon cutting ceremony when work to replace the collapsed Troy bridge has been...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2023 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

PRINCIPAL OF Green Park Primary School in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, Michael Jackson, said he was flung into a tailspin upon hearing wails and cries echoing from the staff- room on Monday. Jackson told The Gleaner that when he went to investigate the...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2023 | 12:35 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Retired teacher Victoria Dawkins hailed the flow of potable water through pipes in her Mitchell Town community in Clarendon as a blessing last Thursday. Dawkins was speaking with The Gleaner following a commissioning ceremony, which followed the...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2023 | 1:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Despite a 62.5 per cent increase in murders in Clarendon up to March 31, the top cop says the central parish is no haven for criminals. Acting Senior Superintendent Carlos Russell, head of the Clarendon Police Division, said his team is intent on...

Published:Monday | April 17, 2023 | 12:57 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon councillors have blasted the National Water Commission (NWC) for unsatisfactory service as they questioned the logic behind the abandonment of a water supply in Low Ground near Chapelton. Devon Johnson, the NWC’s zone team leader,...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2023 | 1:25 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

An alleged long-standing domestic dispute is said to be behind Tuesday’s gruesome killing of 37-year-old mason Anthony ‘Pops’ Smikle, reportedly at the hand of his older brother, in Ebony Park in Toll Gate, Clarendon. While the family has declined...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon family is wallowing in grief after four relatives were among six men shot, two fatally, in Saturday night’s mass shooting in Mocho. The six men, who are said to be construction workers, were shot as gunmen rained bullets on a crowd of...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2023 | 12:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Youth parliamentarian Marcellé Jackson is calling on more young Jamaicans to take up the mantle to offer their time and skills in service to their country. The 27-year-old Jackson was the youngest among 65 new justices of the peace (JPs)...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2023 | 1:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Illegal gun salutes are among the factors triggering a suspension of the granting of permits for entertainment events in more than a dozen Clarendon communities. The move came after a man was taken into custody and his licensed firearm seized after...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2023 | 1:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Former People’s National Party (PNP) Clarendon Central standard-bearer Zuleika Jess is rejecting assertions that her exodus from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) stronghold is a result of her inability to secure a win there. Jess, who is now eyeing...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2023 | 1:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

In 2014, Fiona Simpson, a plumber employed to the National Water Commission’s (NWC) May Pen branch, was assigned to repair a pipe at a house in the Clarendon capital. Little did she know that the visit would open the spigot of love as the homeowner...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2023 | 1:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon political representatives are split on the effectiveness of states of emergency (SOE) in the wake of Tuesday’s imposition of a fresh clampdown in the central Jamaica parish. SOEs were also declared in the St Ann and Kingston Western...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2023 | 5:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jody Perkins considered it odd when she did not get her regular wake-up phone call at 4 a.m. from her boyfriend, Brandon Small, on December 12. Perkins told The Gleaner that subsequent calls to Small went unanswered, but she presumed he may have...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2023 | 1:52 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Despite multibillion-dollar investments in the procurement of service vehicles over the past seven years, the Frankfield police are currently forced to hail taxicabs to respond to emergencies. The resource shortage has delivered a black eye to the...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2023 | 1:48 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Despite his association’s non-participation in Monday’s taxi strike action by public passenger vehicle operators in sections of the island, Fredrick Bryan said members of the Vere Taxi Operators Association in Clarendon are also not pleased with...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 1:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The name Danzi Kitchen has been on the tongues of many food enthusiasts across May Pen in Clarendon. Danzi Kitchen’s owner, restaurateur, 28-year-old Shericka Lewinson, told The Gleaner that after completing her degree in media and communication at...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 1:04 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police are investigating the connection between the murder of two men in the Rhymesbury and Comfort communities in the parish last Friday and an alleged plot to kill accused praedial thieves in the area. The disclosure was made by...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2023 | 12:35 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon College daCosta Cup manager Richard Palmer said last Friday’s homegoing service for the team’s beloved assistant manager, Neville ‘Manny’ Peart, was the school’s celebration of its daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield wins. Peart died in a...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:53 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Patricia White is hoping to help more people understand Down’s syndrome through her book, which chronicles the life journey of her only child, Bradley, who died from the genetic disorder at four years old in 2001. The book is titled My...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Health Department has surpassed its target of administering free prostate, cholesterol, HIV checks, among other tests at its 1000 Man Strong health fair, a collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which was held on...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2022 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Andrei Roper, brand manager of Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ), operator of KFC and Pizza Hut, says the donation of 1,300 meals to the Food for the Poor’s (FFTP) Angels of Hope Christmas Outreach programme represents the brand’s gratitude for Jamaica...

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