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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...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Amoy Johnson’s story epitomises the notion that one act of kindness can change a person’s life. On September 30, Nurse Faustina Richards collected remittances from a Western Union outlet in May Pen, Clarendon, with the intention to pay a bill....

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

The Government is hoping to deliver one million COVID-19 jabs by the end of November, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said. “That is not impossible and not necessarily a very difficult task,” Holness said of the million-mark goal...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The re-emergence of the dreaded African swine fever is weighing heavily on the minds of pig farmers across Jamaica. Dr Osbil Watson, chief veterinary officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, said that with the disease usually...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The teacher of eight-year-old Xavier Phillips, who was shot dead at a football field in Howells Content, Clarendon, five months ago, told mourners yesterday that she has been finding it difficult to remove his name from her register. Jacqueline...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon family is furious over allegations that their relative died after being deprived of oxygen at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, where she was admitted on September 6. Shericka Cameron, daughter of the deceased, told The Gleaner that a...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Longwood district in Race Course, Clarendon, are lamenting that they have been dealt a raw deal by light and power company Jamaica Public Service (JPS). The residents told The Gleaner that they have been experiencing extensive daily...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The bloodstained floor and mattresses bore the gruesome reminder of gun violence that claimed the lives of the parents of an eight-year-old boy and two others in southwestern Clarendon on Sunday. The child’s father, 25-year-old Michael Solomon; his...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

THE FREE Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation in Clarendon brought good cheer to students and residents on Friday. Three students received scholarships valued at $20,000 each, courtesy of Pencils4Kids and a resident from the community...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

At least two Clarendon principals are lamenting a decline in registration of new students for the new academic year that officially starts today. Nadine Gayle-Little, principal of Beulah All-Age School, said that the institution usually has an...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon South Western Member of Parliament (MP) Lothan Cousins is crying foul, alleging that the Government is playing politics with COVID-19 shots as his constituency is the only one in the parish without a vaccination site. Cousins, the sole...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The completion of a 40-bed field hospital in May Pen, Clarendon, is expected to relieve some of the burden on public-health facilities in the parish with the sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Acting chief executive officer (CEO) of the...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As rains associated with Tropical Storm Ida pelted the island last Friday, Christal Campbell watched as her furniture floated in her house; then something sank – it was her heart. Campbell said she was next to tears when her eight-year-old daughter...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

When Clinton Boothe didn’t see his 78-year-old brother-in-law return home all day after trudging off in knee-high water Friday morning, he became haunted by a nagging sense of dread. The body of Dennis Jackson, found slumped over a metal pipe that...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Tropical Storm Ida is estimated to have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to central Jamaica after heavy rains unleashed a trail of destruction in the Clarendon district of Wakefield. That’s the view of Clarendon North Western Member...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Almost 23 years after his life appeared to have been shattered by a gunman’s bullet, Kevin Robinson is opening a new chapter – literally. The 38-year-old released his book, True Pain: A R eal Life Story, on August 2 narrating a tale of triumph amid...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Nadine Gayle-Little, principal of Beulah All-Age School in New Longville, Clarendon, is confident that early social intervention can help to reduce crime in Jamaica. Referencing the murder of Clarendon teacher Nattalie Dawkins, she said, “Those...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

One Clarendon councillor is raising alarm over sand-mining activities in some sections of his division. Uphell Purcell, councillor for the York Town division, is adamant that the mining of the Rio Minho, especially in Parnassus, poses a serious...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Eight-year-old Xavier ‘Bojo’ Phillips had plans to call his father yesterday, but that is a call his father will never get as an early morning attack by gunmen left the child dead. Little Xavier was shot and killed in the Howells Content area of...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The ongoing COVID pandemic has resulted in a significant fallout in many sectors of the economy, but not for goat farmers, who are reporting a bump in demand for goat meat since the onset of the virus. Goat farmers who were in attendance at a...

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police have confirmed that one man died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in the community of Race Course in Toll Gate, Clarendon, yesterday afternoon. Ramone Henry, an eyewitness, told The Gleaner that overtaking...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:27 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ras Ivi Tafari, head of Cutting Edge Cultural Inity – a Rastafarian group based in May Pen, Clarendon, says the Rastafarian community is disgusted by the alleged trimming of 19-year-old Nzinga King while in custody at the Four Paths Police Station...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The donation of a pick-up truck has ended a three-year wait at the Vere Technical High School in Clarendon. The vehicle, valued at approximately $2.8 million, was donated by a member of the Vere Technical Global Alumni Association. Founding member...

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