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Stories by Olivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-eight-year-old artist Jeffrey Perry is on a mission to paint a more colourful narrative of the art industry. Perry said he is perturbed by what he described as a “starving artist culture” in Jamaica. According to him, for decades the field...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Melissa Andrea Preddie has channelled her love for the environment and sustainable living into a eco-friendly business. Preddie is the owner of Aviola Accessories, a brand that supplies handmade jewellery, paintings and home décor pieces from her...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fourteen-year-old Sydney Wong is not only baking up sweet treats, but she is also displaying her literary prowess through her cookie business. Wong is the owner of Sugar Gone Wong – a Kingston-based cookie business. She was among some 35...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Discrepancies with records are being blamed for the disruption of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) lunch programme at the Edwin Allen High School in Clarendon. That is according to Barrington Richardson, regional...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-three-year-old Camese Wright’s childhood dream blossomed into reality on November 11 when she graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree – a path she took with her mother’s encouragement. It was a...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Streets across Clarendon were painted green on Sunday as hundreds of bell-tolling Labourites congregated before venturing off to the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 79th annual conference at the National Arena in St Andrew. Scores of supporters, clad...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell has slammed Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Area Council Two Chairman Everald Warmington for controversial racial comments, arguing that Opposition Leader Mark Golding’s electability...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seventy-two-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) councillor candidate Clement Lewis has vowed to make history in the next local government elections when he is voted in as councillor for the Rocky Point division in Clarendon South Eastern. Lewis...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Six months of disaster and pain is how Jameal Mendez Sr describes the uncertainties surrounding the whereabouts of his two-year-old son, Jameal Jr, who has been missing since May 12. 

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A SENIOR medical doctor is blaming a surge in children seeking treatment for “eye problems” on the increased use of digital devices. Dr Gavin Henry, consultant ophthalmologist and head of the ophthalmology department at the Mandeville Regional...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Don’t be collectors of titles,” charged Attorney-at-Law Peter Champagnie, who was addressing 46 new justices of the peace at the Justices of the Peace Commissioning Ceremony in Manchester last Thursday. The ceremony, hosted at Church Teachers’...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seven persons who were charged in connection with a $100-million ganja bust in Clarendon were granted bail when they appeared before the Clarendon Parish Court on Monday. The seven – six men and one woman – were taken into custody after the police...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2022 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

CONSTITUENTS IN Manchester Southern have expressed their dissatisfaction with the performance of Member of Parliament Robert Chin, labelling him as an absentee representative. One resident, who declined to be named, said: “Chin is 95 per cent...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Block manufacturer Winsome Palmer is just as shell-shocked as residents of the central Clarendon community of Woods who watched helplessly as the denuded main road and fallen trees bowed to the wrath of raging floodwaters last Friday. Days after...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“I am still in pain,” said 39-year-old taxi operator Jermaine Cunningham, the man at the centre of a controversial video who was allegedly beaten by the police over traffic breaches in Christiana, Manchester, on Wednesday. Cunningham, who began...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The discovery of the decomposing body of 74-year-old Clifton Chambers in bushes near his home in Silent Hill, Manchester, on Tuesday sent shock waves throughout the rural district. Chambers, who was visually impaired, reportedly went missing on...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Constituents in Clarendon North Western allegedly defaced the office of Member of Parliament Phillip Henriques, reportedly evidence of growing dissatisfaction with the performance of the first-term lawmaker. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) newcomer...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Residents in at least two flood-prone areas in southeastern Clarendon believe they are prepared to withstand the snares of a tropical storm predicted to pass south of Jamaica by Sunday. The Meteorological Service said on Friday that Jamaica and its...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The commissioning of the Red Mud and Post/Pond Road pipeline replacement project in Wood Hall, Clarendon, has reignited the hopes of residents, many of whom did not have running water for decades. The commissioning was done by Senator Matthew...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Manchester councillor has suggested that had streetlights in his division been speedily repaired by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), gunmen would have possibly been deterred from killing a security guard at a gas station in Chudleigh on...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon centenarian Julia Rose-Campbell burst into tears on Thursday upon learning that the Queen had passed away, emphasised her undying love for the monarch. Now 105 years old, Rose-Campbell recalls receiving a special card from Queen Elizabeth...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

This week was a celebratory one for the Edwards family, as 31-year-old Wayne Edwards Jr witnessed the birth of his daughter. But in a cruel twist of fate, the family is now undertaking funeral plans for two people, as Edwards and his 50-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Hours after a man aired a video on Sunday saying he would kidnap girls and women in Mandeville, the police have warned that such threats, even under the guise of pranks, do not insulate perpetrators from prosecution under the Cybercrimes Act. The...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two months after a freak storm ravaged sections of Aberdeen High in St Elizabeth, administrators say they are ready for the new school year though rehabilitation works are yet to be completed. On Thursday, work was still under way to repair a...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon family is on tenterhooks following the disappearance of 15-year-old Tavaughn Patterson, a student of Foga Road High School in the parish, and a mysterious call from an unidentified male, placed to his mother the same day he went missing...

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