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Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 1:04 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police are investigating the connection between the murder of two men in the Rhymesbury and Comfort communities in the parish last Friday and an alleged plot to kill accused praedial thieves in the area. The disclosure was made by...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2023 | 12:35 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon College daCosta Cup manager Richard Palmer said last Friday’s homegoing service for the team’s beloved assistant manager, Neville ‘Manny’ Peart, was the school’s celebration of its daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield wins. Peart died in a...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:53 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Patricia White is hoping to help more people understand Down’s syndrome through her book, which chronicles the life journey of her only child, Bradley, who died from the genetic disorder at four years old in 2001. The book is titled My...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Health Department has surpassed its target of administering free prostate, cholesterol, HIV checks, among other tests at its 1000 Man Strong health fair, a collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which was held on...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2022 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Andrei Roper, brand manager of Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ), operator of KFC and Pizza Hut, says the donation of 1,300 meals to the Food for the Poor’s (FFTP) Angels of Hope Christmas Outreach programme represents the brand’s gratitude for Jamaica...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 12:58 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The perfect Christmas is how Violet Johnson described the moment she was handed the keys to a three-bedroom house in Comfort Hall on Friday. The home was constructed under the New Social Housing Programme (NSHP), a component of the Housing,...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2022 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The family of crash victim Dahomie Ford is blaming deplorable road conditions for Saturday’s fatal collision along the Milk River main thoroughfare in Clarendon. Reports are that about 1:30 p.m., the 24-year-old was driving a Yeng Yeng motorcycle...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2022 | 5:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has expressed disappointment that the $100 million raised by the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation (SMADF) from a 2018 benefit concert in aid of Jamaica’s only paediatric hospital is still in limbo. The...

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

When the Chapelton Community Hospital was shuttered three years ago, 67-year-old Pancheta Russell rued having to seek care 19km (11.8 miles) away in the Clarendon capital of May Pen. But her ties to Chapelton are beyond mere sentimentality, as she...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Farmers are expecting to reap great benefits from the soil doctor programme which was launched by the Agricultural Land Management Division (ALMD) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The event was held at the Ebony Park Heart Academy...

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...

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