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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,...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2023 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Lothan Cousins, the People’s National Party member of parliament (MP) for Clarendon South Western, is threatening to boycott tomorrow’s opening ceremony for the May Pen to Williamsfield leg of Highway 2000. According to Cousins, his planned...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2023 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has pledged a series of infrastructural development across sections of North Central Clarendon. McKenzie was speaking to journalists on Thursday following a tour of the Clarendon North Central constituency...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2023 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Primary education teacher Richie-Ann Newman’s story of how her childhood was stifled by abject poverty moved listeners to tears on Wednesday. So bad were the circumstances that she recalled having salt water for tea, as it was all her mother could...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2023 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining, Floyd Green, says the display at the 69th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show is a stark representation of the resilience of the country’s farmers and the agriculture sector....

Published:Monday | July 31, 2023 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says a dysfunctional moral compass is crippling Jamaica’s justice system. Llewellyn, who was at the centre of widespread debate last week, also posited that those who operate within the...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2023 | 1:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Mark Golding is claiming that a revamped and refreshed People’s National Party (PNP) is becoming increasingly appealing to Jamaicans and that the party’s surge in favourability in its recently commissioned Don Anderson poll is a...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2023 | 1:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has charged that the outrage accompanying the recently announced salary increases for members of the political directorate has stemmed from the standard at which the electorate holds the governing Jamaica Labour Party...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2023 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Some 80 residents across Clarendon North Central received their certification in masonry at the inaugural staging of the constituency’s career fair and expo last Thursday. The fair, which saw hundreds of patrons in attendance, was held at the Sir...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2023 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

FREDRICK BRYAN, general secretary of the National Council of Taxi Association of Jamaica, has charged that defensive driving be among the prerequisites to attain a driver’s licence. Bryan was speaking at a recent road safety awareness training for...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:30 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A gruesome triple murder in the Grantham area of Frankfield in Clarendon on Friday night brought a chilling sense of déjà vu to residents in the central parish, having been racked by the gut-wrenching Cocoa Piece quintuple murder that saw the...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon centenarian Julia Rose-Campbell, who celebrated her 106th birthday on April 18, has died. Rose-Campbell, who passed away on May 26, last spoke with The Gleaner in September 2022 following the death of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II,...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2023 | 1:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon South Western Member of Parliament Lothan Cousins says the only noticeable results of states of public emergency (SOEs) are their crippling economic effects, and the disruption of the livelihoods of constituents who make an income from...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2023 | 12:34 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-three-year-old Anna-Kay was brought to tears as she spoke about years of sexual abuse, allegedly at the hand of her stepfather. The abuse, she said, started when she was just 10 years old and continued for about five years until she planned...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2023 | 7:36 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Manchester North Western Mikael Phillips has sounded an alarm, charging that Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ presence is unwelcome at any ribbon cutting ceremony when work to replace the collapsed Troy bridge has been...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2023 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

PRINCIPAL OF Green Park Primary School in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, Michael Jackson, said he was flung into a tailspin upon hearing wails and cries echoing from the staff- room on Monday. Jackson told The Gleaner that when he went to investigate the...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2023 | 12:35 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Retired teacher Victoria Dawkins hailed the flow of potable water through pipes in her Mitchell Town community in Clarendon as a blessing last Thursday. Dawkins was speaking with The Gleaner following a commissioning ceremony, which followed the...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2023 | 1:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Despite a 62.5 per cent increase in murders in Clarendon up to March 31, the top cop says the central parish is no haven for criminals. Acting Senior Superintendent Carlos Russell, head of the Clarendon Police Division, said his team is intent on...

Published:Monday | April 17, 2023 | 12:57 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon councillors have blasted the National Water Commission (NWC) for unsatisfactory service as they questioned the logic behind the abandonment of a water supply in Low Ground near Chapelton. Devon Johnson, the NWC’s zone team leader,...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2023 | 1:25 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

An alleged long-standing domestic dispute is said to be behind Tuesday’s gruesome killing of 37-year-old mason Anthony ‘Pops’ Smikle, reportedly at the hand of his older brother, in Ebony Park in Toll Gate, Clarendon. While the family has declined...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon family is wallowing in grief after four relatives were among six men shot, two fatally, in Saturday night’s mass shooting in Mocho. The six men, who are said to be construction workers, were shot as gunmen rained bullets on a crowd of...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2023 | 12:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Youth parliamentarian Marcellé Jackson is calling on more young Jamaicans to take up the mantle to offer their time and skills in service to their country. The 27-year-old Jackson was the youngest among 65 new justices of the peace (JPs)...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2023 | 1:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Illegal gun salutes are among the factors triggering a suspension of the granting of permits for entertainment events in more than a dozen Clarendon communities. The move came after a man was taken into custody and his licensed firearm seized after...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2023 | 1:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Former People’s National Party (PNP) Clarendon Central standard-bearer Zuleika Jess is rejecting assertions that her exodus from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) stronghold is a result of her inability to secure a win there. Jess, who is now eyeing...

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