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Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Goat farmers in Rock River, Clarendon, are crying for help amid a wave of deadly dog attacks on their livestock, with some interests warning that they might exit the industry. Boswell Bonner, who has now turned to planting peanuts and sorrel, said...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

VERE, Clarendon: Eighty-year-old Vere resident Ruthlyn Viola Edwards Francis can still remember the sense of excitement and anticipation she felt in the countdown leading up to Jamaica’s Independence on August 6, 1962. Then a primary-school teacher...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for Clarendon Central Zuleika Jess on Wednesday urged the Andrew Holness administration to stick closer to the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) original mandate, cautioning that the Opposition will not “sit by...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 12:58 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Hope Taylor confesses that as a young child, she found it funny as her mom, Leanora Commock Taylor, would get up at daybreak to pray for the entire village and then utter the names of her 12 children one by one, getting emotional with each name....

Published:Monday | May 30, 2022 | 1:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Treadlight in central Clarendon say they feel like they are on a ticking time bomb. Days before the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, they say even a light shower of rain is cause for panic because of the unfinished state of a...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2022 | 1:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Shaneca Smith has been making a big difference in the lives of farmers and those facing challenges in her home parish, St Elizabeth. It all began with a desire to showcase the agricultural pursuits of her parishioners. Smith, a 34-year-old mother...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2022 | 1:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Ladley Hamilton, who helped rescue a motorcyclist whose bike careered over a precipice in Andrew Hill, Clarendon, two weeks ago, has called for works and municipal authorities to take action after what he described as an avoidable accident. The...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 1:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) student Ricardo Shields is thanking God he can make it through year one pursuing a mechatronics engineering degree. He is uncertain if he will make it to year two and beyond, but is putting all...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-three-year-old Jordeen Mason was a picture of joy and contentment as she looked at the foundation that signalled the beginning of a two-bedroom house for her mother and siblings. The house – one that has been secured under the prime minister...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Christopher McKay of Rhodes Hall in Kellits, Clarendon, is thanking God after surviving a motorcycle crash on Monday while he was volunteering. McKay, who was knocked down by a bike Monday morning as he painted a kerb, said he lost consciousness...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Fifteen-year-old Kayla Thorpe is chalking up one award after another as a junior swimmer with the Freedom Aquatic Swim Club in the New York City Metro Area. Touted by her coach as being one to watch for the future, she is living up to his...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

High school and college students have been invited to apply for three Reggae Girlz scholarships, with the window closing at midnight on June 5. President of the Reggae Girlz Foundation, Michelle Adamolekun, said two of the three scholarships will...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Glenmuir High School teacher Abigail Parkes is all too familiar with not having the fastest start, but persistently engaging a dogged determination to turn things around to accomplish her goals. Acknowledging that she did not get the best of starts...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Educators at three Clarendon high schools say it has been a struggle firing up students having returned to the classrooms, with many fifth-formers showing no interest in sitting their external examinations. Adrian Sinclair, principal of Alston High...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Students preparing to sit regional examinations expressed relief after the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) pushed back sittings by three weeks. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon at a press conference hosted by CXC, which...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Fifteen-year-old Denbigh High School 10th-grader Kevaun Tomlin had his sights set on being an accountant, as he vowed he would never take up farming as his father (Kevin). The teenager’s dream was cut short when he died suddenly on April 7 – two...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Doctors at the Lionel Town Hospital in Clarendon are staging a two-day symposium in a bid to address the improper dieting of patients. The symposium, which is being held under the theme ‘Bite by Bite, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living’, will conclude...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

As the days draw nearer to the upcoming rainy season, Cornpiece Settlement, Clarendon resident, 60-year-old Claudette Montague is on edge. She dreads the hurricane season, which, she said, will be a trial for her. Montague, who sells shopping bags...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

COREY BENNETT, head coach of Hydel High School, which placed second at the recently concluded ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in Jamaica, is optimistic that the girls’ 4x100 and 4x400-metre teams will be among the athletes...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2022 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Having secured their eighth consecutive win and ninth overall at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls’ Championships, coach of Edwin Allen High School, Michael Dyke, says he expected more of a challenge from his rivals at the five-day meet. “We heard a lot...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Glenmuir High School, through a partnership with the Romanian robotics team AutoVortex, will be attending the World Robotics Championship in Dallas, Texas, which takes place May 3-12. The invitation to be a part of the team was extended after the...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Senior Superintendent of Police Glenford Miller has urged church leaders to heighten security at places of worship amid a recent spike in targeted break-ins in the parish. Speaking at meeting of the Clarendon Ministers’ Fraternal on Monday, Miller...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2022 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The father of a 16-year-old boy in custody in relation to the stabbing death his stepfather, Conroy Morgan, at his home in Four Paths, Clarendon, on Monday said he was unaware of any major rift between his son and the victim. The teen reportedly...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Tehanna Williams dreams of someday becoming a teacher and a successful businesswoman. Born with a skeletal disorder called rickets, the resident of Race Track in Denbigh, Clarendon, is hoping to have corrective surgery on her...

Published:Friday | March 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Crofts Hill, Clarendon resident Hubert ‘Yahoon’ Rowe is desperately in need of help to stave off being blind. The 71-year-old has a June 22 date to do surgery to remove cataract from his eye. However, as that day approaches, he is no closer to...

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