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Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

AS THE Yuletide season approaches, 23-year-old Amoya Mitchell has one wish, and it is to be reunited with her other siblings. Reaching out to The Gleaner, she said she longs to have that bond that only siblings can share. Growing up and never...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Children of Curatoe Hill, Clarendon, last Saturday spoke from their hearts with The Gleaner team who visited their community. They shared on being ridiculed by members as a result of the condition in which they live with their families. Without...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Today, Tracy-Ann Cameron is not where she wants to be emotionally, but will be the first to admit that she has come a long way from where she was. After going through a traumatic event in her life at age 11, the 38-year-old said the scars have been...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Lisa O’Connor Dennie and her two daughters have embarked on a year-long prayer cycle and it is to find her Boaz – the faithful husband of biblical character Ruth – for Christmas. O’Connor Dennie, who is 45 years old, told The Gleaner that she has...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A group of more than 20 placard-bearing women stood in May Pen, adding their voices to the fight for eliminating violence against women on November 25. Yvette Anderson, People’s National Party (PNP) Women’s Movement convenor for Clarendon, told...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Travis DeSouza is now trying to process the fact that his 77-year-old grandmother is dead, allegedly at the hands of one of her grandsons in an incident he describes as “pure foolishness”. Recalling the events leading to the tragedy in Kemps Hill,...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Community worker Marshalee Hinds Scott has one passion and that is making a difference in the lives of all those she comes in contact with. She is even more passionate about women who have been facing abuse in one form or another. Scott, who hails...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Dr Richard Watson is a fortunate man to be living and enjoying his three passions – being a doctor, farmer and cricketer. On a tour of his 20-acre farm in Ebony Park, Breadnut Valley, Clarendon, he took The Gleaner on the journey of him getting to...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Shining Hope Foundation was launched virtually on Sunday to offer teenage mothers the support they need. Dr Melania Waugh, the founder, in an interview with The Gleaner, said after seeing first-hand how teenage pregnancy dealt a devastating...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of northern Clarendon, if all goes well, will be enjoying the services of a much-improved Chapelton Hospital come June 2022. During a tour of the facility on Thursday, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said the...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:26 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Atlanta Jamaica Association (AJA) will be batting for Jamaica’s 14 parishes under one umbrella through a project launched in March of this year called ‘Rep Yuh Parish’. Commenting on the initiative, Evette Taylor-Reynolds, secretary of the...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Brandon Hill in Northern Clarendon have expressed the desire to capitalise on the numerous bamboo plants growing in their community. Anthony Hamilton shares that, at one point, residents got excited as they heard about a market that...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Despite world leaders brokering a subpar agreement on global-warming targets at the COP26 summit, Jamaica’s Climate Change Minister Pearnel Charles Jr is optimistic about the island’s progress on its environmental mandate. Weighing in on the...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clement Lewis has been living in Salt River for more than 60 years and never thought the day would come when he could enjoy a shower in his bathroom. On Saturday, he rejoiced at the experience as water gushed from his pipe. Lewis generally spends...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Yashieken Campbell decided to forego the last two terms before her graduation at Kellits High School in Clarendon in order to generate income to take care of her young daughter and other family members. Campbell, who previously...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:54 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The island’s 63 members of parliament are to receive 100 tablets each to distribute in their constituency over the next few weeks. Education Minister Fayval Williams made the disclosure yesterday as she spoke with The Gleaner at a tablet handover...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

ALTHEA BRYAN of Palmer’s Cross, Clarendon, has been living in squalor as she struggles to take care of her children ages 16, 14, 11 and seven. Her humble abode is a zinc structure with dirt flooring, furnished with the basic necessities. With one...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

NICKESHA GORDON Richards has recently completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration and she is hoping to use her degree to propel her to someday operating her own supermarket or wholesale. She is focusing on operating a shop in her...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

ONEIL GRANDISON, who is in his late 40s, has always been an ardent supporter of Lennon High School football team. Although he is a past student of Clarendon College, his loyalty has never waned from the school which is in his community of Mocho....

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Healthcare workers and contractors in the southern region are disgruntled at not being paid for work done in the vaccination blitz. One transport operator, Paul Johnson*, who worked during that period, and whose wife later died of COVID-19 while...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Phillip Henriques, Clarendon North Western member of parliament, wants his constituency to become more resilient as he outlined last week the uphill task of fixing many of the infrastructural challenges that face the area. Listing the many problems...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon North Western Member of Parliament Phillip Henriques is vowing to keep the legacy of the late Edwin Allen, former MP for the constituency alive. In his State of Constituency Debate in Parliament on Wednesday, Henriques noted that he...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

FOR ANYONE thinking that sports jocks and academics is a difficult mix, then they need to have a conversation with 16-year-old Glenmuir High School fifth-former Sheldon Battiste Jr. Last year, as a third-former, he managed to ace three subjects....

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Deputy Superintendent of Police Owen Brown has called for businesses in May Pen to resurrect an initiative launched some time ago to help curb crime in the Clarendon capital. Noting the difference which the business watch – which is somewhat...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Ava Tomlinson has been a staple in Clarendon’s fight to vaccinate its residents against COVID-19. She was instrumental in coordinating three vaccination drives, which saw 932 residents of Longville Park getting jabs, while actively urging residents...

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