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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Drawing on biblical imagery in a fired-up address on Saturday, People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell cast himself as a modern-day Job under Satanic attack and delivered a rebuke to unnamed members whose support to the...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jéanelle Taylor of Free Town Primary School, Clarendon, is giving credit to her teacher, Jacqueline Hunter, as well as her parents, who are both teachers who ensured that she lived her dream of attending Immaculate Conception High School, St Andrew...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon’s fire chief has raised alarm about the high incidence of false reports made to the brigade and blamed prank callers for wasting public resources and jeopardising lives. Citing a unit’s response to false alarm in Douglas Castle in...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Jason Lawrence is breathing a sigh of relief now that he has been placed at the institution of his choice – Manchester High School. Lawrence, who attended Sanguinetti Primary School in northern Clarendon, faced some serious...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Central Clarendon Member of Parliament Mike Henry says he has one thing on his bucket list he wants to accomplish before he hangs up his political boots. This is what he terms ‘unfinished business’ and that is, pushing a successful petition for...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Keisha Hall is a broken woman as she tries to come to terms with the death of her 22-year-old son, Mickael Reid. Hall had refused to speak with her son during a two-week-long dispute over a car. She admits to repeatedly walking past him inside the...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Today, Ricardo Brown is a graduate of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education and now works as a specialist teacher at the Bustamante High School, focusing on agriculture and integrated science. However, he has had to beat the odds to get...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

For a lot of Jamaican families, the issue of mental health is still taboo, more so in light of the fact that some members are super bright and do not reflect any of the symptoms that are associated with it. Malaika Sinclair Bailey, principal of...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Many see Hopeton Henry as the Television Jamaica cameraman for Clarendon, but few know that he is actually a certified electrician/electronic technician. With the summer now upon us, Henry says persons will be using their appliances even more –...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Following a tour of the Clarendon South East constituency by Member of Parliament Pearnel Charles Jr and Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh, both are breathing sighs of relief that the damage is not more extensive. Maragh said the two communities...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday, Charmaine Warburton was overcome with emotion as she struggled to find words to thank Randy Griffiths, founder of the non-profit organisation Pencils4Kids. “Thank you so much, thanks, I don’t have words to say thank you, but God will...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Olivia Daley, mother of 10-year-old Dayquan Drummond, is overwhelmed as she tries to deal with the issues associated with eczema affecting her son. Breaking down in tears, she told The Gleaner that she is struggling to handle the pressure that has...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Inter-Agency Network (CIAN), through its Violence/Abuse-Prevention Committee teamed up to host a men-only forum, with men being encouraged to talk about issues affecting them. Arising out of the forum, a committee was formed with the...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Youth Education Support (Jamaica YES) will be hosting its first benefit golf tournament on Saturday, July 17, to raise funds to continue breakfast- and-lunch-feeding programmes for schoolchildren in rural Jamaica. The 2021 Changing...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Last week Wednesday, the Porus Health Centre in Manchester benefited from a donation of medical supplies from Vassell O’Gilvie, a Jamaican psychotherapist now residing in New York, United States. The clinic received items such as walking sticks,...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Loveant Cardiff Williams left Jamaica when he was 18 years old to make a new life in Canada. After 50 years – 48 of those married to the love of his life, Evon, and two daughters later – he has decided it is time to pack up and return to his...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Fourteen years ago, gospel artiste Kerri-Ann Johnson Fogah was a scared, pregnant, active church member, but under the mentorship of her pastor, Ann Marie Richards, who embraced her and allowed her to accept her situation, Johnson was able to...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The women of Russell Lane in Palmer’s Cross, Clarendon, were determined to ensure that fathers in their community were pampered on their special day. Prominent in their thoughts, according to Marshalee Hinds, president of the Russell Lane Citizens...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Reverend Marlon Simpson is currently en route to a doctorate, on a long road to securing his achievements, especially in light of the academic challenges exacerbated by emotional turmoil and his father’s approach in handling him at the time,...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It was a bittersweet day for Cislyn Williams and her mother, Joan Williams, on Tuesday at the completion of their dream house in Portland Cottage, Clarendon. Cislyn, who was anticipating that her son, 21-year-old Devon Powell, would be a part of...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Police detective Shamel Russell is encouraging other professionals to embrace farming as a way of life. For him, it is a good thing to focus on one’s career and engage in farming at the same time. Russell, stressing that professionals should use...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

One year ago, The Gleaner shared Andrew Nelson’s story. Born with no legs, the now 43-year-old has never allowed that to stop him from going about the business of life. From climbing trees to earning a living as a landscaper, furniture maker and...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Cee-Jay Facey and his sister Shahine, who is two months his junior, are Old Harbour High School’s reigning head boy and head girl. The appointment for Cee-Jay stirred up memories of a time in his life when he was a first-form...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Girls’ Town in Hayes, Clarendon, are apprehensive as they face the onset of another hurricane season. A garage operator who gave his name only as Maurice, said whenever it rains heavily, the large volume of water that flows through his...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Lavern Deer saw her dedication and hard work in the prevention of human trafficking being acknowledged when May 29 was proclaimed as Lavern Deer Day in the city of North Miami Beach, a place she has lived for many years. Deer, who has...

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