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Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“I am still in pain,” said 39-year-old taxi operator Jermaine Cunningham, the man at the centre of a controversial video who was allegedly beaten by the police over traffic breaches in Christiana, Manchester, on Wednesday. Cunningham, who began...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The discovery of the decomposing body of 74-year-old Clifton Chambers in bushes near his home in Silent Hill, Manchester, on Tuesday sent shock waves throughout the rural district. Chambers, who was visually impaired, reportedly went missing on...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Constituents in Clarendon North Western allegedly defaced the office of Member of Parliament Phillip Henriques, reportedly evidence of growing dissatisfaction with the performance of the first-term lawmaker. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) newcomer...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Residents in at least two flood-prone areas in southeastern Clarendon believe they are prepared to withstand the snares of a tropical storm predicted to pass south of Jamaica by Sunday. The Meteorological Service said on Friday that Jamaica and its...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The commissioning of the Red Mud and Post/Pond Road pipeline replacement project in Wood Hall, Clarendon, has reignited the hopes of residents, many of whom did not have running water for decades. The commissioning was done by Senator Matthew...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Manchester councillor has suggested that had streetlights in his division been speedily repaired by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), gunmen would have possibly been deterred from killing a security guard at a gas station in Chudleigh on...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon centenarian Julia Rose-Campbell burst into tears on Thursday upon learning that the Queen had passed away, emphasised her undying love for the monarch. Now 105 years old, Rose-Campbell recalls receiving a special card from Queen Elizabeth...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

This week was a celebratory one for the Edwards family, as 31-year-old Wayne Edwards Jr witnessed the birth of his daughter. But in a cruel twist of fate, the family is now undertaking funeral plans for two people, as Edwards and his 50-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Hours after a man aired a video on Sunday saying he would kidnap girls and women in Mandeville, the police have warned that such threats, even under the guise of pranks, do not insulate perpetrators from prosecution under the Cybercrimes Act. The...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two months after a freak storm ravaged sections of Aberdeen High in St Elizabeth, administrators say they are ready for the new school year though rehabilitation works are yet to be completed. On Thursday, work was still under way to repair a...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon family is on tenterhooks following the disappearance of 15-year-old Tavaughn Patterson, a student of Foga Road High School in the parish, and a mysterious call from an unidentified male, placed to his mother the same day he went missing...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

There are sighs of relief in St Elizabeth after the Goshen Early Childhood Institution (ECI) was relocated from beside the community cemetery. Two Thursdays ago, Goshen Primary School Principal Natalee Roper-Allen and Goshen ECI Chairman Desmond...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders have hailed last Thursday’s official opening of the Texaco gas station in Mineral Heights, Clarendon, as a major fillip for the parish’s development. Clarendon South Eastern Member of Parliament Pearnel Charles Jr said: “It is a...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Despite termites damaging the benches at the McIntosh Memorial Primary School in Williamsfield, Manchester, Principal Vyonnie Whynes is hesitant to dispose of them, just in case students have to resort to reusing them when the new academic year...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Love lives in the hearts of those who are brave.” Eighty-year-old Deyon Madge Thompson has lived most of her life by those profound words. At the age of 20, Deyon eloped with her then 23-year-old partner, Willard Thompson Sr, despite the...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders in eastern St Elizabeth are pressing for the relocation of the Goshen Early Childhood Institution (ECI), arguing that its proximity to the community cemetery has spooked parents and driven away students who could be placed at the...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-seven-year-old Clarendon bus driver James Davis is the parish’s first public passenger vehicle (PPV) driver fatality since the start of the year. Davis, also known as ‘Prento’, and the lone passenger aboard his bus were killed in a three-...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A typical Sunday at the Palmers Cross New Testament Church of God in Clarendon would see brothers Tavaris and Tavaughn flanked by their sisters, or other youth, belting out sweet melodious tunes. On Sunday, however, it was rather doleful tunes and...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Manchester North Western Member of Parliament Mikael Phillips has blasted the Government for “playing politics with infrastructure”, asserting that little to no attention is being directed to Opposition-led constituencies. Speaking at his...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

When Waid-Ann Wedderburn burst into tears before being awarded her degree on Sunday, many assumed the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) graduate was simply overjoyed at having mastered a tough academic challenge. Overcome with emotion,...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Once a below-average student, Trench Town native Terrain Wright graduated from the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) with the highest honours – magna cum laude – on Sunday, proving that where one is from does not define their...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

State Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Franklyn Witter, says the only way to realise the full potential of the agricultural sector is by getting young farmers involved. Witter was speaking on Tuesday during the ceremony for...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Some 600 youth farmers, last Thursday, were named beneficiaries of the Strengthening the Adaptive Capacity of Young Farmers and Fisherfolk project, an initiative geared towards offering support to youth in agriculture to combat climate change and...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two Clarendon fishermen who were seen heading to sea south of Rocky Point last Friday have gone missing and have been feared dead. The men, 42-year-old Robert Weir, and 29-year-old Lucky Ellis, both of Portland Cottage addresses, reportedly set out...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Organisers of civic events and other stakeholders in Manchester say plans are already underway to reignite the public’s interest in cultural activities, ahead of Jamaica’s 61st Independence celebrations next year. A decline in attendance and the...

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