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Published:Friday | March 25, 2022 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Westmoreland-born past student of Manning’s High School, Michelle Stoddart, is the first minority director of the Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY), the only casino in New York City offering over 6,500 slots and electronic table games to 10...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Gimme-Me-Bit resident Robert Thompson has urged Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene and direct that the roadways in the community be repaired. Describing himself as “the voice of those who cannot speak up”, Thompson raised issue with the...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It is slow going where entries are concerned for the Jamaican Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Miss Clarendon Festival Queen, forcing organisers to extend the deadline to Friday, April 15. Acting Parish Manager Maurice Marshalleck informed...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2022 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Red Hills in Clarendon are now rejoicing at the fact that they have water running through their pipes after years of waiting. Thanks to American James Neumann, who invested $2 million to harvest water from the Bull Head Mountain to the...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

LEROY JOHNSON and his wife Lorna operate a cookshop and lounge in Gimme-Me-Bit, Clarendon, and for the couple, it took creative juggling to survive the downturn in business brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson told The Gleaner that after...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Gospel singer Jodian Pantry was busy on Monday in her community of Chapelton as she gifted students of the primary school with Amazon tablets to assist them with their schooling. In an interview with The Gleaner about the outreach, Pantry said it...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, senior citizen Elmena O’Conner was pampered and treated by members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Area 2 team, which comprises the parishes of Trelawny, St Ann, Portland and St Mary. Julian Davis Buckle, assistant commissioner, under...

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Author and youth development specialist Ruth Lawrence is hoping an initiative she is championing, ‘YES Effect – Vision Board and Goal Setting Project’, will bring about positive changes in young people. The project started on December 21 last year...

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The parent-teacher association (PTA) and Student Council at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon are both engaged in a drive to assist students who are facing hardships. The PTA will restart the breakfast programme that was put on pause during the...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Second-year medical student at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Sashana Nelson, is fired up about helping others in her community of Gimme-Me-Bit in Clarendon. The Glenmuir High School past student, in an interview with The Gleaner, shared...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Neighbourhood Watch Council on Tuesday, Peace Day, gathered in the May Pen town centre to emphasise the message of non-violent conflict resolution. Ryland Kerr, newly elected president of the council, said the activity was twofold –...

Published:Friday | February 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD Rozanne Comrie-Allen had everything going for her after putting the pieces of her life back together. Surviving a situation where she had to be placed in numerous homes while authorities tried to locate her parents who were...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Constable Cleon Porter joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force some 16 years ago with one motive: to make a meaningful impact at all levels of the society. The seed for this worthwhile dream to make a difference in the lives of others was planted by...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Reid cut a glum, down-on-luck figure earlier this month as he despairingly got out of his bed to care for his ailing 76-year-old mom in the northern Clarendon district of Arthur Seat in Crofts Hill. Now, he is overjoyed and giving thanks for...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

WILLIAM SHAGOURY, custos of Clarendon, came to the May Pen Police Station with script in hand to address the division’s commanders at their monthly ‘task meeting’. He was taken off-guard when the team, headed by Senior Superintendent of Police...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It was all smiles from students who turned out at the May Pen Primary School in Clarendon to attend phase two of the Project Healthy Smiles Jamaica, organised by Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2021 Dr Dominique Reid. Reid, who launched the national...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Irene Morgan, a resident of Corn Hill in Smithville, Clarendon, who is now in her late 60s, says she has nothing much to look forward to except to “live and fret”. She lives in a dilapidated house with the flooring threatening to give way, wattle-...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

ON A road tour of North Central Clarendon on Wednesday, minister with responsibility for works, Everald Warmington, had a lot to say to his naysayers as he called them to task for criticising the National Works Agency (NWA). Warmington, who was...

Published:Tuesday | February 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A deep pall of sadness hung over Central High School in Clarendon yesterday as teachers and colleagues of 16-year-old Javead Moodie reeled from the anguish of the tragic passing of the grade 11A student on the weekend. Reports are that while his...

Published:Monday | February 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

“He is a mess.” That is the grim assessment, by a close associate, of a grieving policeman whose teenage brother is believed to have shot himself fatally with the cop’s gun as the lawman had a bath Saturday evening. The Clarendon police are now...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Teachers and other staff at Garvey Maceo High School in Clarendon are in mourning following the death of Ann-Marie Robb who died in the May Pen Hospital Sunday night. Robb was honoured by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) last August for the...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

In 2009, Wayne Anthony Reid gave up life as he knew it so he could provide ‘round-the-clock care for his ailing mother, Elmena O’Conner. Driven by love for the woman who had sacrificed much to ensure he got ahead in life, he ditched the taxi...

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Welcome to a series that looks at some of our police officers who take their work beyond the grounds of the station. Sergeant Dean Dwayne Cover has been serving in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for over 18 years and although he takes...

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

GLASSWORK DESIGNS operator Jason Hines knows what it feels like to be denied a helping hand in the start-up stage of his business. As a young entrepreneur trying to get his art and craft design business off the ground, he would see more closed...

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

After working for 26 years as a security guard with Mica Security Company, Stevan McKenzie had to retire in 2018 due to his failing eyesight. Diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy – a mild to severe damage to the optic nerve which can severely affect...

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