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Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are mounting over the breakaway of a section of a road in the community of Suttons in Turners, Clarendon. Recently, Dr Desmond Brennan, the People’s National Party’s candidate for the North Central Clarendon constituency, took to social...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Bog Hole in Clarendon are lamenting the lack of water that is adversely affecting their lifestyle and livelihood. Predominantly sustained by farming, the residents are forced to get water from the neighbouring Fairburn community, which...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Illon Dawkins, president of the Simon Foundation Group in Simon, Clarendon, is criticising Pearnel Charles Sr, member of parliament for the North Central Clarendon constituency, for being an absentee member of parliament (MP). Dawkins claims...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon has merged efforts with donors, locally and overseas, to assist some families affected by the novel coronavirus. The disease has infected over five million people worldwide, caused over 300,000 deaths, and has had...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Stephany Allen, Spanish teacher at the Clarendon-based Glenmuir High School, was recently named a master teacher by the National College of Educational Leadership. The title is bestowed on teachers who make an indelible impact on the profession,...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two days after a monthlong quarantine was lifted from the central Jamaica community of Corn Piece Settlement, the family of the man who became the island’s first COVID-19 fatality is in the throes of the disease again. The victim’s 50-year-old...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

DENBIGH HIGH School in Clarendon is joining in the effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 across the parish. Janice Julal, principal of the Jackson Street-based institution, said that the school has been utilising creative measures to engage...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Event planners’ fates now hang in the balance as the Government continues to impose restrictions on public gatherings to contain and limit the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. On March 23, Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

BUS DRIVERS and conductors traversing the May Pen to Kingston route are bemoaning a drop in business as information surfaced that a Clarendon resident was among those tested positive for the coronavirus. The bus operators claim that business is...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:56 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Stigma around residents of the rural community of Mocho, Clarendon, appeared to be receding yesterday as some taxi operators relaxed their stance on not accepting the patronage of commuters as panic spread Thursday of COVID-19 transmission to a...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 2:03 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Police investigators in Clarendon are probing a shooting incident in the May Pen Market that has left one man dead and another injured.  The incident occurred on Saturday. Dead is  Michael Miller also known as 'Ratler' and '...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Investigators in Clarendon are now ­probing the shooting death of a 14-year-old in Juno Crescent in the parish capital. According to police reports, about 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, armed men kicked open the door of the house in which Smith, a student...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A teenager is dead after gunmen forced their way into the home of his family and opened fire. The incident happened on Juno Crescent in May Pen, Clarendon, early this morning. A four-year-old was also injured in the attack.  The...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Osborne Store Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon is still in celebration mode after head girl, Jordeena Dryden, emerged the winner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Foundation (FCCA) essay competition. When The Gleaner visited...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:25 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Wowed by the beauty of Clarendon on a recent tour, French Ambassador Denys Wibaux has promised to help the mid-island parish to introduce strategies to reduce the impact of climate change and ways to curtail beach erosion. Wibaux, who was...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Latoya Davidson has said that giving back at Christmas is heartwarming. The Clarendon native is the co-founder of a three-year-old charity programme – Davidson’s and Friends Outreach Programme – the brainchild of Davidson and her husband, Jerome...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The sombre mood of May Pen vendors whose dreams of a merry Christmas were scorched by a market fire three weeks ago were lifted on Thursday after they were gifted compensation by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Clarendon...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:44 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Adorned by lush vegetation, the rural farming community of Lamson in Crofts Hill, Clarendon, is home to centenarian, Lucille Elizabeth Wright-Kerr. Wright-Kerr, a retired dressmaker and farmer, was born in the rural Brandon Hill community on...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

With tears streaming down her face, a woman who gave her name as Miss Patsy looked on in distress as the May Pen Market was transformed into a furnace just over three weeks before Christmas. As the devastation sank in, the 72-year-old hat vendor,...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The health and wellness of Clarendon men took centre stage arlier this week when nurse practitioners of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) held its third Men’s Day Forum on the grounds of the old police station in May Pen. Parish...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:33 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon residents earlier this week benefitted from the agricultural assessment day hosted by The HEART Trust/NTA, Ebony Park Academy. Residents were assessed for prior certification in agricultural programmes such as crop and livestock...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Denbigh High School student Gerjon Smith is again being celebrated by his peers and academic staff at the Clarendon-based institution. Smith, who attained nine grade one passes in this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Centenarian Robertha Falconer of Mocho in Clarendon was among four Clarendon residents honoured by the Clarendon Municipal Corporation and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission last week. Falconer celebrated her 104th birthday on January 1....

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four-year-old Romario Malcolm is the founder of the first delivery and errand-running business in May Pen, Clarendon. Malcolm said the concept of URGED (Utilities, Restaurants, Groceries, Express, Delivery) was founded on the inconveniences...

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