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Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It was a grateful Leon Clair, principal of Brixton Hill Primary and Infant School in Mocho, Clarendon, who spoke to The Gleaner on Tuesday after a community access point (CAP) was switched on at his school. The school also received well-needed...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It has been three months since the gruesome killing of the Lewis sisters – 69-year-old Christine, a retired teacher and justice of the peace and 72-year-old Lola. Still, the residual effects of the shock and horror remain with residents of the...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

For many persons completing university, it takes a while for them to get a job. But not for Tashae Bowes, who graduated with first-class honours in actuarial science – one of the most rigorous programmes at The University of the West Indies (UWI...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE ISSUE of COVID-19 self-test kits took centre stage at Thursday’s sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation’s monthly meeting. Councillor for the Thompson Town division Colin Henry, who brought up the subject, expressed concerns regarding...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

PRESIDENT OF the Reggae Girlz Foundation Michelle Adamolekun is expressing support for the Young Reggae Girlz, who she believes can follow the example of their senior counterparts, who historically qualified for the World Cup in France back in 2019...

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

Tanesha Powell, acting principal of Lennon High School in Mocho, Clarendon, is now in a ‘wait and see’ mode where her upper school students are concerned, as she said since reopening last Wednesday she has not seen a number of them. Now in its...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A unified approach is being taken by agencies, as well as the local political representatives, to stage a broad-based social intervention programme in the community of Rocky Point. The need was made clear following an expose that was done by...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With some schools already reopened for face-to-face classes and others set to be opened on Monday, January 10, many parents are breathing sighs of relief to get their children back into the formal settings. However, with the new COVID-19 variant...

Published:Monday | January 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Former Manchester High School head girl Trevonae Williams is anticipating the start of her mission to change the world through journalism, and her passion for theatre, when she graduates from Howard University in the United States in the spring of...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Wednesday, August 15, is a day that will be forever etched in the memory of Stacy-Ann Dixon. It was the day her world was turned upside down when fire destroyed her three-bedroom board house in George’s Plain, Westmoreland. Dixon, who lives with...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Donahue Nelson knows all about survival. At age 10, he slept under a tree after being kicked out of the house by his grandfather. His stepgrandmother never wanted him in her house, and so he found a tree close to a gully in the community of Moores...

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Former Central High School deputy head boy Nowell Lewin spent his Christmas morning at the St Monica’s Children’s Home in Chapelton, Clarendon, with the wards of the State and for him, no joy can equal the pleasure he felt interacting with them....

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seniors who are at least 90 years old were recently honoured by the welfare committee of the Mico Old Students Association (MOSA), in celebration of its 100th anniversary as an alumni. Chair of the committee Dr Glenda Prescod, in an interview...

Published:Saturday | December 25, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

After what she described as a "valley experience" as she was pulled from death’s door by the medical staff, who went above and beyond the call of duty to nurse her back to health, Barbara Riley Williams on Thursday presented them with gifts in...

Published:Saturday | December 25, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

December 25 won't quite be Christmas this year. That's the view of Claudette Brown of Hall in Clarendon, who said there'll be no joy for her or her son, who will turn 12 on Christmas Day. Their usual ritual of having her father, Phillip Brown,...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

May Pen Mayor Winston Maragh said the authorities will remain vigilant as they try to keep Main Street clear for shoppers this Christmas. According to Maragh, the ground of the old police station is almost empty as vendors breach the rules daily. “...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Kemisha Anderson Thomas, chief executive officer CPR Coaching and Consultancy Services, had a revelation after attending a conference put on by the Clarendon Criminal Investigation Branch at the Jamalco Sports Complex in Hayes, Clarendon. The...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-eight-year-old Sasha-Gaye Belnavis was the youngest of the 37 justices of the peace who were being commissioned into service at the Wembley Centre of Excellence, Hayes, Clarendon, on December 8. Belnavis, who is a performing arts teacher at...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Gilbert Daley migrated from Race Track in Clarendon to live in the United States of America (USA), but his love for his community has not waned. Daley, along with others who migrated from the community, has been assisting to uplift the vulnerable...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Teachers and stakeholders of surrounding communities all partnered to bring cheer to the students of the Infant Department of Bull Savannah Primary and Infant School for the festive season. The year has been challenging and brutal to many with...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

If anyone knows about being resourceful to see them through difficulties, it is Tashana McKenzie, a graduate of the St Joseph’s Teachers’ College who has recently completed her bachelor’s degree. McKenzie, who lives in Old Harbour, St Catherine,...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

MORE THAN 180 families and 450 children last Thursday got the royal treatment from New Fortress Energy as they received food supplies and toys for the Yuletide season. The company, which partnered with Food For The Poor (FFP) for the grand...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

As Christmas approaches, Quince Radlein is worried he will not be able to put a smile on the faces of his two daughters, ages three and five. Radlein, who was working at a call centre in Half-Way Tree, had to relocate to his home in Red Hills, St...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It was a confident Danielle Lawrence who spoke with The Gleaner following the closing-out ceremony of the Youth in Action – Combating Climate Change through Innovation...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With just two weekends to go for Christmas, Patricia Garib and the Palmers Cross Community Development Committee (CDC) will be pushing an initiative geared at helping farmers in Palmers Cross, Clarendon, earn some money for the season. Friday,...

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