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Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of northern Clarendon, if all goes well, will be enjoying the services of a much-improved Chapelton Hospital come June 2022. During a tour of the facility on Thursday, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said the...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:26 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Atlanta Jamaica Association (AJA) will be batting for Jamaica’s 14 parishes under one umbrella through a project launched in March of this year called ‘Rep Yuh Parish’. Commenting on the initiative, Evette Taylor-Reynolds, secretary of the...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Brandon Hill in Northern Clarendon have expressed the desire to capitalise on the numerous bamboo plants growing in their community. Anthony Hamilton shares that, at one point, residents got excited as they heard about a market that...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Despite world leaders brokering a subpar agreement on global-warming targets at the COP26 summit, Jamaica’s Climate Change Minister Pearnel Charles Jr is optimistic about the island’s progress on its environmental mandate. Weighing in on the...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clement Lewis has been living in Salt River for more than 60 years and never thought the day would come when he could enjoy a shower in his bathroom. On Saturday, he rejoiced at the experience as water gushed from his pipe. Lewis generally spends...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Yashieken Campbell decided to forego the last two terms before her graduation at Kellits High School in Clarendon in order to generate income to take care of her young daughter and other family members. Campbell, who previously...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:54 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The island’s 63 members of parliament are to receive 100 tablets each to distribute in their constituency over the next few weeks. Education Minister Fayval Williams made the disclosure yesterday as she spoke with The Gleaner at a tablet handover...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

ALTHEA BRYAN of Palmer’s Cross, Clarendon, has been living in squalor as she struggles to take care of her children ages 16, 14, 11 and seven. Her humble abode is a zinc structure with dirt flooring, furnished with the basic necessities. With one...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

NICKESHA GORDON Richards has recently completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration and she is hoping to use her degree to propel her to someday operating her own supermarket or wholesale. She is focusing on operating a shop in her...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

ONEIL GRANDISON, who is in his late 40s, has always been an ardent supporter of Lennon High School football team. Although he is a past student of Clarendon College, his loyalty has never waned from the school which is in his community of Mocho....

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Healthcare workers and contractors in the southern region are disgruntled at not being paid for work done in the vaccination blitz. One transport operator, Paul Johnson*, who worked during that period, and whose wife later died of COVID-19 while...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Phillip Henriques, Clarendon North Western member of parliament, wants his constituency to become more resilient as he outlined last week the uphill task of fixing many of the infrastructural challenges that face the area. Listing the many problems...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon North Western Member of Parliament Phillip Henriques is vowing to keep the legacy of the late Edwin Allen, former MP for the constituency alive. In his State of Constituency Debate in Parliament on Wednesday, Henriques noted that he...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

FOR ANYONE thinking that sports jocks and academics is a difficult mix, then they need to have a conversation with 16-year-old Glenmuir High School fifth-former Sheldon Battiste Jr. Last year, as a third-former, he managed to ace three subjects....

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Deputy Superintendent of Police Owen Brown has called for businesses in May Pen to resurrect an initiative launched some time ago to help curb crime in the Clarendon capital. Noting the difference which the business watch – which is somewhat...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Ava Tomlinson has been a staple in Clarendon’s fight to vaccinate its residents against COVID-19. She was instrumental in coordinating three vaccination drives, which saw 932 residents of Longville Park getting jabs, while actively urging residents...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Single mother of four, Kashara Reid broke down in tears in an interview with The Gleaner as she shared about the struggles of trying to make ends meet. With children ages eight, six, two, and six months – all with different fathers, she said that...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The late James Alexander Thomas Sr, who died on August 11, was recently hailed at a memorial service as a “Comrade for life” by councillor for the Hayes division, Scean Barnswell. Thomas, who died from complications associated with COVID-19, was...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Norma Reid of New Longville in Clarendon is trying her best to navigate her way through the cruel hand that life has dealt her. However, she is buckling under the pressure as she fights to stay on top of her circumstances. Having lost her husband...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE DEATH of Clarendon College teacher Eugonando Williams as a result of diabetic complications saw the Clarendon chapter of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) staging a run/walk last Thursday in Chapelton to bring awareness to renal failure,...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE ST John Bosco Vocational Training Centre has taken skills certifying to a new level. Formerly operating as a residential home for boys placed by the Family Court and Child Care Services, it has now transitioned to being a vocational training...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jaleel Williams, who is now in his final year of sixth form at Glenmuir High School, said he could not ignore the needs of his fellow students for gadgets to accommodate their classes. Cognisant of the fact that many were struggling with online...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

ANDRE WELLINGTON is the dean of discipline at Alston High School in Northern Clarendon and it’s a post he treasures as it was no easy feat getting there. Battling and overcoming mental illness, he is now advocating for more understanding and better...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Michael Powell vividly remembers how Ann Kong’s little legs would pump away at the pedals as she rode her bicycle along Clarendon’s rural terrain from Alston to Spaldings. It was that tomboyish zest that endeared Ann Kong – better known to...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Land Lease, Raymonds, Clarendon, have expressed concerns regarding the length of time it is taking for them to have their titles, even questioning if there is any plan to ensure they get the land to purchase. Carlton Campbell, an...

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