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Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2024 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jenicia Jones, the new Clarendon Festival Queen, hopes to make an impact in the lives of at least 600 students through her parish project dubbed, HEAD Start. The initiative is geared towards offering scholarships and back-to-school supplies to...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2024 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

With the June 1 arrival of the hurricane season, a wave of concern is sweeping through Clarendon, as stakeholders are citing worry over the risk of flooding, particularly in vulnerable sections of May Pen, the parish capital. The threat of heavy...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2024 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon family is seeking answers after their relative died while in police custody at the Chapelton Police Station on the weekend. The family is alleging that 33-year-old Rekema Bravo, a farmer of Iron Gate in Chapelton who had a history of...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2024 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon residents have lauded the initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, which aims to bring essential health screenings and services to communities. The ‘Know Your Numbers’ and ‘Second Chance Smiles’ campaigns encourage...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2024 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon native Chenee Morris-Thomas says she drew inspiration to launch her skincare line from her quest to find natural and effective products for her baby’s sensitive skin. She said that personal need sparked a passion to create a range of...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2024 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon exhibited an array of entrepreneurial acumen, artistic flair, and innovative prowess during an esteemed event dubbed ‘Earn ‘N Share’. Stakeholders including students, educators, parents, and faculty converged last...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2024 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of May Pen Joel Williams has emphasised the significance of partnership in driving societal progress and communal prosperity. His comments followed the successful collaboration between the Clarendon Municipal Corporation (CMC) and Operation...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2024 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-four-year-old amputee Lloyd Raymond painted a grim picture of his relentless efforts to escape a fire that gutted his home and killed his relative in Toll Gate, Clarendon on Sunday. From the hurdles of navigating his wheelchair through the...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2024 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

COUNCILLOR JOEL Williams, the newly minted chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation (CMC) and mayor of May Pen, gave a commitment to “make May Pen into a jewel”. Williams was delivering his inaugural address during the swearing-in ceremony...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2024 | 3:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, People’s National Party (PNP) councillor candidate Godfrey Knight, who had long harboured hopes of being reinstated as councillor of the Toll Gate division in Clarendon South Western, exuded unwavering confidence as he anticipated...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2024 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Former York Town division Councillor in Clarendon, Uphel Purcell, is expressing confidence that he will be re-elected for a sixth term despite running as an independent candidate this time around after being discarded by the People’s National Party...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2024 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon educator Donovan Rattray says his passion for teaching was ignited while working with at-risk students at a St Catherine-based high school. It was that passion, he said, that led him to being named the 2023 Association for Supervision and...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2024 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness has expressed optimism regarding the future employment prospects for Jamaican students, asserting that more than 90 per cent of them will have opportunities in the labour market. Alongside that projection, Holness...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2024 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Chop har in a har #@$!” was reportedly the directive from 52-year-old Pauline Hugh-Smith as a group of women descended on a 14-year-old-girl along Holland Street in Denbigh, Clarendon, on December 30. Yesterday, the Clarendon Parish Court was...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2024 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Horns, lights, jakes and fireworks! Clarendon came alive recently, with the second staging of the Munk Garage Truck Show and New Year’s Eve party. The jam-packed Woodleigh Sports Complex venue in Clarendon saw hundreds of patrons and scores of...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2024 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A 52-year-old Clarendon woman is among six females taken into police custody in connection with the brutal December 30 beating of a 14-year-old girl along Holland Street in Denbigh in the parish. According to the police, a 15-year-old is also among...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2023 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) has indicated that a massive testing cohort, who recently sat the written exam to qualify for provisional (learner’s) driver’s licences, signals a ray of hope and is a stark representation of how serious and...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2023 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Bravery is the power and the will to fight through that fear and adversity, which is what my teammates and I have been doing all season,’’ said Tavaun Coleman, vice-captain of Glenmuir High School’s football team. Coleman was addressing hundreds...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2023 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A SIGNAL of hope and sustainability was how principal of Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, Dr Marsha Smalling, described a recent donation of some 100 ornamental, and 50 fruit trees that will transform the school’s campus into a vibrant and...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2023 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Several canteen workers and school administrators have lauded the Mission: Food Possible (M:FP) initiative, which they say will have a positive impact on schools’ menu offerings and students’ diets. The initiative, spearheaded by food security...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2023 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

POLLY-ANNA BAILEY say she was adamant to disrupt the negativity that permeated narratives around her central Clarendon community of Treadlight. But unbeknown to Treadlight’s unsung hero, the venture would earn her respect and national recognition...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2023 | 9:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-eight-year-old justice of the peace and former youth parliamentarian Marcellé Jackson was the youngest among 12 Clarendonians awarded at the parish’s Heroes Day Salute, Parade, and Awards Ceremony on Monday. Jackson was recognised for her...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2023 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Glenmuir High’s successful driver’s education programme got a major boost on Wednesday as the Clarendon-based school’s Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA) donated a 2017 Toyota Passo to expand its offerings. The school is the only secondary...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2023 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

PASTOR ANTHONY Davis has sounded a trumpet, positing himself as the saving grace for the York Town division in the Clarendon South Western constituency. The division is currently headed by his fellow party member, embattled People’s National Party...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Waves of maroon flooded 10 Glenmuir Road in May Pen on Friday, as scores of stakeholders gathered to celebrate the Clarendon-based Glenmuir High School’s 65th anniversary, under the theme, ‘Glenmuir at 65: Creating Waves (Waves of Achievements,...

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