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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...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Nattalie Dawkins Foundation was launched on Thursday at the Four Paths Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon during a celebration-of-life ceremony honouring the slain teacher. Principal Rose-Marie Logan said the initiative was befitting...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:27 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Tensions are high again in sections of southeastern Clarendon following the firebombing of a house on Hibiscus Way in Lionel Town early Monday morning. Reports are that the occupants of the house were awakened by explosions around 3:30 a.m. and...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Georgia Henry says her family has been living in torment for the past three years. Henry’s mother, Pauline Garib-Duncan, a dressmaker of York Town, Clarendon, has been missing since February 2018. Recalling the last conversation she had with her...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Help Joanna hear!” is the plea from a Clarendon family for their infant daughter who celebrated her fourth birthday last Wednesday. But instead of showering little Joanna with toys, her parents are seeking assistance in getting hearing aids as a...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As the second weekend of lockdown looms, some small business owners in May Pen, Clarendon are criticising the move by the government, and bemoaning a myriad of losses that they claimed they have suffered. “This doesn’t feel like prosperity at all,...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2021 | 4:52 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seven people are to face court in Clarendon next month for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act. They were arrested by the Milk River Police in southern Clarendon for disobeying the curfew order, which took effect at noon yesterday....

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Eleven years of distress finally came to an end on Tuesday for a 41-year-old mother of five. Evadney Johnson, a single mother of Anderson Town in northern Clarendon, was gifted a two-bedroom home, sponsored by Food For the Poor and BOOM energy...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sixteen-year-old Ledira Fearon and her team are geared at making an impact on the lives of children, especially those plagued by mental health issues across Clarendon. The team is expected to launch an organisation mandated to offer support to...

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