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Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

For 21 years, Antonate Peters honed her skills in classrooms until one day in February 2019 when she woke up blind. Baffled by the suddenness of it all, Peters recalls that it was a traumatising experience when she could not even find her way out...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A group of mothers were treated to a celebratory brunch on Sunday at the Singh Quarry in May Pen, Clarendon. The annual Mother’s Day brunch is the brainchild of entrepreneur Craig ‘Jah Cat’ Taylor. This year’s staging of the event was by...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:26 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

EVERY MONTH should be Child Month, says 31-year-old Clarendon father, Andre Shortridge. He says the special celebration in May rekindles hope and offers a sense of assurance that children are a priority. Speaking with The Gleaner at his Oliver...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Nattalie Dawkins Foundation was launched on Thursday at the Four Paths Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon during a celebration-of-life ceremony honouring the slain teacher. Principal Rose-Marie Logan said the initiative was befitting...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:27 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Tensions are high again in sections of southeastern Clarendon following the firebombing of a house on Hibiscus Way in Lionel Town early Monday morning. Reports are that the occupants of the house were awakened by explosions around 3:30 a.m. and...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Georgia Henry says her family has been living in torment for the past three years. Henry’s mother, Pauline Garib-Duncan, a dressmaker of York Town, Clarendon, has been missing since February 2018. Recalling the last conversation she had with her...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Help Joanna hear!” is the plea from a Clarendon family for their infant daughter who celebrated her fourth birthday last Wednesday. But instead of showering little Joanna with toys, her parents are seeking assistance in getting hearing aids as a...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As the second weekend of lockdown looms, some small business owners in May Pen, Clarendon are criticising the move by the government, and bemoaning a myriad of losses that they claimed they have suffered. “This doesn’t feel like prosperity at all,...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2021 | 4:52 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seven people are to face court in Clarendon next month for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act. They were arrested by the Milk River Police in southern Clarendon for disobeying the curfew order, which took effect at noon yesterday....

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Eleven years of distress finally came to an end on Tuesday for a 41-year-old mother of five. Evadney Johnson, a single mother of Anderson Town in northern Clarendon, was gifted a two-bedroom home, sponsored by Food For the Poor and BOOM energy...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sixteen-year-old Ledira Fearon and her team are geared at making an impact on the lives of children, especially those plagued by mental health issues across Clarendon. The team is expected to launch an organisation mandated to offer support to...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Eighty-one-year-old retired nurse Herma Bryant-Manning was among those stepping forward for her first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine for protection from the deadly coronavirus at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon yesterday. “I have seen what is...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:25 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seven months after a coronavirus quarantine was imposed on Sandy Bay, residents of the southeast Clarendon community say they are still haunted by memories of the stigma. That has been one of the grim undercurrents of COVID-19, the disease that was...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon artist Delroy Millwood ended Black History Month with the launch of his painting series, dubbed ‘Delroy Paints Jamaica’. The series entails Millwood capturing various historic parish sites through art. To date, Millwood has painted...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 11:04 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

It seems a not completely unfamiliar case of Jamaican police work not being able to keep up with the organisation of international criminal minds, as Dr Horace Chang, minister of national security, has had to admit that the country was bested by...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The occupants of a deregistered plane that crash-landed on a Rocky Point beach in January have reportedly fled the country, and the Government has given the clearest indication that the aircraft was on a smuggling mission. The plane had intended to...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Despite a flare-up of shootings and firebombing attacks in some Clarendon communities recently, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said that the Government will not yield to calls to establish a zone of special operations (ZOSO) in the...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 10:00 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-five-year-old farmer, Dwayne Richards of Crooked River in Clarendon has been charged with the February 15 murder of 61-year-old Sharon Cole of McDonald District, also in Crooked River.   The police report that the incident...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Goalkeeper for the senior men’s football team and former Reggae Boyz captain, Andre Blake, has kicked his way on to the entrepreneurial field. On February 6, the 30-year-old launched his business, Blake’s Kickout Sports Bar and Lounge at the newly...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Armed men threw a Molotov cocktail through a window to flush 80-year-old retired mason Clifton Berry from his Rhymesbury home in Clarendon then shot him dead as he tried to escape on Wednesday night. It is the latest in a string of such attacks...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Daphne Williams, a disabled woman whose story of resourcefulness and ambition drew praise and charity last summer, has launched a children’s outreach foundation geared at assisting the needy in her hometown of Smithville. The independent-minded 51...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Vere Technical High School in Clarendon benefited from a US$12,000 boost to the institution’s poultry project. The donation, courtesy of the Vere Technical High Global Alumni, was handed over to the principal last Thursday. The poultry project has...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:55 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Summerfield, Clarendon, resident Lincoln Gordon is hoping for a break as one of leading food processors in Jamaica, with high hopes for his small agro-processing facility, which produces cassava flour, teas, powdered seasoning, sauces, and...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon family is livid. This after the body of their relative was found in a dirt track in Denbigh, Clarendon, on Monday. The shirtless body of 55-year-old William Palmer, a watchman of Thompson Town in the parish, was found by passers-by...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Tiresome and frustrating is how principal Donna Hall describes the latest invasion by thieves at the Midland Preparatory School in Mineral Heights, Clarendon, last Wednesday. According to Hall, the 50-year-old institution has been a regular target...

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