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

Donald Mirander is a cut above the rest. The 2018 Miss Jamaica Golden Scissors Top Designer is among 14 Jamaicans named 2020-2021 Chevening scholars – the first Jamaican fashion designer to cop the award. Chevening is a United Kingdom-based awards...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Wilbert Allison and his cousin, Narel Allison, are farmers from Hope District in Mocho, Clarendon. The cousins share a lot in common, including home space and a fervent love for agriculture. The men, however, sit on opposite sides of the political...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:27 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

‘Doba’ Miller voted for the first time in the 1972 general election when the People’s National Party (PNP) won 37 of the 53 seats in Parliament following a 78.9 per cent voter turnout. Almost five decades later, the 76-year-old PNP supporter, who...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The upsurge of coronavirus cases in Clarendon has caused a significant strain on staff and resources, says Joseph Grant, parish manager for health services. Grant revealed that other hotspots for COVID-19 were emerging in the central Jamaica parish...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:34 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Daphne Williams, a disabled vendor from Smithville in Clarendon, has lauded a team from the Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union in May Pen that presented her with a sewing machine on Wednesday. Williams, whose story was...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seven Clarendon men were listed among 101 inspirational men recently published in an online feature. The feature, dubbed ‘Men, since the beginning of time, have been critical to not only strong households but to formidable societies and cultures...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A sombre mood has engulfed the York Town family home of Corporal Duwayne Wright, who was assigned to the May Pen Police Station in Clarendon. Wright collapsed and died in May Pen on Friday on his way back from medical treatment.

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Born with one hand with only a thumb, 51-year-old Daphne Williams is a picture of resilience. A former vendor, the Smithville, Clarendon resident does not allow her disability to stand in the way of her carrying out her daily tasks, including...

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...

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