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Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Myrtle Roye, justice of the peace and resident of Effortville, Clarendon, said a recent upsurge in violence in the community had dampened the Christmas spirit. Roye, who has called the community home for over five decades, told The Gleaner that...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twelve-year-old Nayeeka Hutchinson of Sandy River in Clarendon is big on charity. Through her year-old foundation, the Nayeeka Hutchinson Foundation, 50 homeless people on the streets of Chapelton and May Pen were gifted with Christmas dinner, a...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“You can’t kill purpose.” That’s the mantra of 38-year-old Jennifer Blake, a former bartender and janitor who recently graduated from the University of Technology (UTech) with honours, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in midwifery. Blake, who...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The family of a Jamaican man who died on the job from COVID-19 could sue the United States operators of Gebbers Farm in the wake of a US$2-million fine for “egregious” breaches of coronavirus safety regulations. Earl Edwards, a 63-year-old who...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A man and a woman were killed in the Long Gully section of Effortville, Clarendon, late Thursday as a murderous rampage which began on Wednesday night continued, claiming five lives and leaving three persons nursing gunshot wounds. When The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Chapelton became the second town in Clarendon to benefit from free public Wi-Fi, courtesy of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The launch was done in Chapelton square last Thursday. Free public Wi-Fi was launched in May Pen, the parish capital, on...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Romaro Harrison is seeking the public’s assistance in raising funds to save his daughter’s life. Harrison’s one-year-old daughter, Kyrah, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer at 10 months old. Neuroblastoma or NB is a type of cancer that...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Professor Kevin Fenton has been named on the Powerlist 2021 as the second most influential black person in Britain for his role in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The annual Powerlist honours the most powerful people of African,...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A year after a section of the May Pen Market was gutted by a huge blaze, dislocated vendors are chiding the Clarendon Municipal Corporation for not doing more to rebuild the shops so they can operate in a better environment. “A one year now and...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Break Barriers Caring Hands Jamaica Ltd, an organisation that offers support to disabled persons, has adopted Kevin Robinson, the man crippled by bullets who was first featured in The Gleaner on September 26. Robinson, 38, of Sevens Heights,...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Municipal Corporation on Friday received a vehicle and equipment valued at $11.7 million under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The project, under component...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-year-old Wayne Kelly was a picture of disappointment as he waded through knee-high water on his 15-acre farm on Wednesday. Dozens of sweet potatoes, his main crop, lay ruined in waterlogged areas and covered in mud and debris. Kelly, who...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect normalcy globally, some students’ meagre access to resources for virtual schooling has also been highlighted. To help alleviate the woes associated with distance learning, the staff at the Beulah All-...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Four Clarendon principals were among educators awarded in a virtual ceremony on World Teachers’ Day. The initiative, a collaborative effort of the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) and LASCO, was held under the theme ‘Our teachers – our heroes,...

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

First-form Glenmuir High student Khayla Harrisingh is among those being celebrated in this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) examinations. The 13-year-old...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Karlene Weir of Palmers Cross in Clarendon says her life has been changed by the generosity of a 14-year-old. In an interview with The Gleaner, the mother of three detailed the years of struggle to fend for her children. With her husband disabled,...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The article, ‘Man crippled by gunman’s bullet pens his story’, published in The Gleaner on September 26, stirred emotions among readers locally and overseas. “This story is really a blessing. The feedback has been overwhelming. Nuff people reach...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Shemario Geddes is a picture of resilience and hope. Geddes holds seven Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects, including six grades ones, and four units of Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), copping two grade...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Failed parliamentary hopeful Kent Gammon has hinted that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) hierarchy did not offer sufficient backing to his candidacy in the September 3 general election. Gammon tasted defeat for a second time in his bid to become...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one-year-old Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Private Reneil King, fell victim to hoodlums who attacked members of the security forces in Milk River, Clarendon, late Thursday. King was part of a police-military team that was deployed...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Gunman destroyed my life before I had a chance to dream what I would like to become,” said 38-year-old Kevin Robinson of Sevens Height in Clarendon. Robinson was 16 years old when his body was crippled by bullets that pierced his back. When...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Peta-Gay Prince frantically performed CPR on the apparently lifeless body of her eight-month-old infant, Aiden Rattray, on Wednesday morning, attempting to breathe life into the child she had borne as a New Year’s blessing. But those desperate...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The judicial recount for the Clarendon North Western constituency ended on Saturday with the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Phillip Henriques emerging as the winner over Azan. The recount ended with Henriques amassing 6,075 votes, up from an official...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Concerns have been raised over the returning officer’s account of 1,107 ballots from the September 3 election in Clarendon North Western as a judicial recount progresses in the Chapelton Family Court. The official count of votes had seen the...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As the curtains came down on a lifetime of performances from evergreen entertainer Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert on Friday, the globe mourned the passing of an icon who gave reggae music its name. Toots, 77, died at the University Hospital of...

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