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Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Taxi operators who ply the Lionel Town route in Clarendon South Eastern are lamenting the delayed response to a collapsed drain along a section of the main road in the community. Motorists describe the collapse as a disaster waiting to happen and...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon chapter of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has said that educators in the mid-island parish are enthusiastic about the reopening of schools for face-to-face learning this term despite being on tenterhooks in light of the...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The May Pen-based Young’s Pharmacy in Clarendon brought Christmas cheer to residents in some 10 communities around the parish capital. Residents were given food packages and cash as Christmas gifts. Myrtle Roye, a justice of peace from one of the...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

For years, Roydel ‘Tay’ Senior strove to make extra money every Christmas by chauffeuring returning residents. But this year, things have changed. Plans are under way for Senior to be chauffeured - but in a hearse. The late groundsman at Clarendon...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation in Clarendon are being lauded for their commitment to charity and service. Grateful seniors and students were gifted with care packages at the foundation’s annual Christmas...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 8:40 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Tuesday night’s attack on a family of four in Havannah Heights, Clarendon, is a stark and chilling reminder of the predawn quadruple murder in the community on September 12. Residents in the central Clarendon community have been on tenterhooks...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The May Pen, Clarendon Unit of the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with fluctuating daily attendance in online classes, where, at times, up to 95 per cent of the students are absent....

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A PROMISE made and a promise kept – the sentiments echoed by residents at the launch of free community Wi-Fi in Kellits Square in Clarendon on Friday. Enthused residents who gathered at the launch site, eager to connect their devices on Friday,...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Evergreen Clarendon Central Member of Parliament (MP) Mike Henry has confirmed that he wants his protégé, Councillor Joel Williams, to be his successor whenever he demits office in the constituency. However, the 85-year-old MP, who is the oldest...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Donning a peach dress adorned with roses, Jamaica’s oldest resident, Louisea McDonald, embodied her ‘birthday queen’ sash as she rang in her 111th year on Wednesday. McDonald, a retired dressmaker from the rural community of Bog Hole in...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A funding fallout from global donors is threatening to worsen already-waning public education campaigns on HIV/AIDS. Alisha Robb-Allen, acting senior director in the HIV/STI Unit in the Ministry of Health...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Concern is growing about the incidence of HIV among Jamaica’s homeless population amid a 57 per cent rise in infections over seven years among a segment of society’s most vulnerable. Health ministry data show that the infection rate among the...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:28 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ear-piercing screams from mourners echoed in Havannah Heights, Clarendon, on Thursday as the bodies of three victims of the September 12 quadruple murder arrived at the Dynamic Church of God in the community. The sight of the two red and white...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:26 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Knox College’s 2021 valedictorian, Trishelle Gooden, is geared towards making a difference in the country’s health sector. With a knack for advocacy, the 17-year-old has combined both her passions – medicine and law – and is now focused on becoming...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

It was a bittersweet moment at Clarendon College in Chapelton on Tuesday, as the key to a new Toyota Hiace bus was handed over to the school – a project by the institution’s graduating class of 1983. A sombre mood clouded the honorary moment, as...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Security concerns are mounting among staff at Clarendon College in Chapelton after the school’s groundsman was killed on the compound Sunday night. The victim, 37-year-old Roydel Senior, also known as ‘Tay’, was reportedly gunned down sometime...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Living at the back of the world is how residents in Sandy River in northern Clarendon describe their water woes. Residents bemoan that they have been forced to live without the commodity for decades and are demanding some redress to the situation....

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Shirley McIntosh, the mother of Rastafarian teen Nzinga King who alleged that her dreadlocks were trimmed by a corporal while she was in custody, is furious about the pace of the investigation into her daughter’s claims. King’s story sparked...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A game-changer in the educational system is how Raphael Beckford, information technology teacher at Lennon High School in Mocho, Clarendon, described Huawei Technologies’ donation of an IdeaHub interactive panel to the institution. The IdeaHub...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

THE RESUMPTION of face-to-face classes for some schools has residents in sections of Clarendon North Western on tenterhooks. Residents in Grantham, Peckham and surrounding communities say children are at great risk, citing possible dangers amid...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica crossed the psychological milestone of administering one million COVID-19 jabs on Sunday, an important benchmark of progress amid strong scepticism and pushback nationally. The target was achieved more than three weeks ahead of the end-of-...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A fire that gutted the Jamalco alumina plant in Clarendon on August 22 is said to be the cause of delayed road repairs that were to be carried out by the company on sections of the Rhymesbury and Gravel Hill roads in the parish. The disclosure was...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

When Jodi-Ann Blackwood Maxwell’s 27-year-old mother died from cancer when she was nine, she said life was hard. But the experience of growing up without her mother is what is fuelling her own fight with the dreaded disease. “I am not going to...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican author Professor Charles Mills was lauded as one of the world’s best philosophers during a virtual tribute two Sundays ago. Mills, the author of the award-winning book The Racial Contract, died on September 20 after battling cancer. He was...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 3:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Farmers in Bog Hole, Clarendon, are citing a bleak Christmas. They say their hopes of a profitable Yutletide season have been dampened by flood rains associated with tropical storms Grace and Ida in August. Last month, the Government announced that...

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