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Stories by Olivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:29 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

When placard-bearing residents of Rocky Point mounted an angry protest against a police detention three days after a mystery plane crash-landed on January 23, it was a flash point that elevated a little-known Clarendon power broker to a national...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fourteen small business operators of Treadlight in Clarendon benefited from $2.2 million worth of equipment to enhance their businesses, courtesy of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The grant-award ceremony was held at the Versalles Hotel...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

For Whitewood Hole resident Nevardo Hudson, the Rio Minho is a source of food and, recreation, and ideal for domestic purposes. But like the streams of the river, bad memories run for the now 28-year-old, whose father drowned in the river near...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-five-year-old Earlston Seaton has called the rural, farming community of Suttons in northern Clarendon home for 63 years. The sexagenarian, like many other residents, uses the Oaks and Rio Minho rivers for daily chores. Seaton, who plighs...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 3:38 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

There was a double murder in the community of Race Track on the outskirts of May Pen in Clarendon early this morning. Dead are 55-year-old Careen Walters, otherwise called ‘Paula’, a security guard; and a man known only as...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 10:18 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of May Pen and councillor for the Rocky Point Division in Clarendon, Winston Maragh, has renewed a call for the establishment of police posts in the area. Speaking against the background of Saturday evening's crash-landing of a...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 5:39 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The police say they are looking for two men who, residents informed them, were assisted from the plane that crash-landed on White Sand Beach in Rocky Point, Clarendon yesterday evening.  The men, who appeared Caucasian,...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-five student athletes at the Foga Road High School in Clarendon were yesterday presented with tablets by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). Foga Road High emerged the winner in the region, having had the most participants in JADCO’s...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Thirteen-year-old Denbigh High School student, Jade Bloomfield, was named one of 15 winners in the RJRGLEANER Christmas essay competition. Nicarno Williams, marketing and special projects supervisor at the RJRGLEANER Group, said the competition was...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Grief and pain gripped the air as mourners gathered at the Sedge Pond Basic School in Race Course, Clarendon, yesterday to celebrate the life of six-year-old Oshane ‘OJ’ Banton, whose body was found in a sewage plant near his home in Lionel Town...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 3:13 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A sombre mood has engulfed the Sedge Pond Basic School in Race Course, Clarendon, where a few mourners have gathered for the funeral of six year-old Oshane 'OJ'  Banton. Oshane's body was found at a pump house...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Myrtle Roye, justice of the peace and resident of Effortville, Clarendon, said a recent upsurge in violence in the community had dampened the Christmas spirit. Roye, who has called the community home for over five decades, told The Gleaner that...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twelve-year-old Nayeeka Hutchinson of Sandy River in Clarendon is big on charity. Through her year-old foundation, the Nayeeka Hutchinson Foundation, 50 homeless people on the streets of Chapelton and May Pen were gifted with Christmas dinner, a...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“You can’t kill purpose.” That’s the mantra of 38-year-old Jennifer Blake, a former bartender and janitor who recently graduated from the University of Technology (UTech) with honours, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in midwifery. Blake, who...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The family of a Jamaican man who died on the job from COVID-19 could sue the United States operators of Gebbers Farm in the wake of a US$2-million fine for “egregious” breaches of coronavirus safety regulations. Earl Edwards, a 63-year-old who...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A man and a woman were killed in the Long Gully section of Effortville, Clarendon, late Thursday as a murderous rampage which began on Wednesday night continued, claiming five lives and leaving three persons nursing gunshot wounds. When The Gleaner...

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