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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:24 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness pledged yesterday to deliver infrastructural investment to Clarendon South East but cautioned Labourites that he would hold off the rollout of projects till after the March 2 by-election. Apparently smarting from...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It was a rock-solid family support for Pearnel Charles Jr on Wednesday, as he was officially nominated as the candidate for the South East Clarendon constituency at the Vere Technical High School. Surrounded by his wife, doting father Pearnel...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Hours before Rudyard Spencer announced his resignation as member of parliament for Clarendon South East last night, canvassers for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) expressed confidence about the readiness of...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:28 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Life has not been easy for registered nurse Kerry-Ann Hamilton, but her resilience and determination to overcome has seen her stepping up to each challenge like a champion. But there are still days when she needs a helping hand. Hamilton, who...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

In the mist of her heartache, Christine McDonald is grateful that no lives were lost or major injuries sustained as fire reduced her Palmetto Pen, Clarendon, home to charred rubble last Thursday morning. After leaving home to purchase a phone card...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:42 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The pain of losing her own child has fuelled a fire that has driven Stacey-Ann Mullings to be a full-time philanthropist while employed in the hospitality sector. Mullings, who hails from Westmoreland and works at Couples Swept Away in Negril, said...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:24 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Students at Vere Technical High have again treated senior citizens to The Elderly Love Feast, an appreciation event that was started 10 years ago under the leadership of Primrose Ricketts, a former sixth-form coordinator. The outreach is an annual...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

December 21 will be the third year that Rosie Taylor, 61, will be hosting her annual pre-Christmas dinner for senior citizens in her community of Rock River. This year, she said she would be taking it further afield, inviting members from the...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Quick Step Primary School in St Elizabeth is now the beneficiary of a newly built and stocked library, courtesy of past students of the school, the Griffiths Brothers, through their US-based charity Pencils 4 Kids. On Friday, community members,...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Several small business owners will be able to boost their growth through a $1-million grant offered by the HEART Trust/NTA under its Business Grant Programme. According to Marlon Johnson, acting director, Business Development Workforce Solutions...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The body of former taxi driver Glenford Singh was fished from the gully beneath the Longville Park Bridge off Salt River Road in Clarendon yesterday afternoon. It marked the end of a frantic search by relatives and friends since last Thursday...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Four years ago, Free Town Primary School guidance counsellor Deborah Dixon chewed on a solution to confront the behavioural issues at the school – older boys being rough with the younger ones. Dixon said she had the idea to assign each grade-six...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

For over 45 years, Lester Lewis and the Singing Rose Ministry have been ministering through gospel music. One of Lewis’ songs, Jesus Is The Winner Man, has even been covered by international gospel artiste Ron Kenoly, but for the husband-and-wife...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Business operators in both Clarendon and St Catherine are pleased with the announcement by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that opening hours under the state of public emergency in the parishes will be extended to 11 pm. The operators...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Kea Ann Codner could have easily been a statistic of someone who is stuck in bitterness, has an unforgiving spirit, wasting her life with negative emotions but for the grace of God. Codner, who hails from High Mountain, Bog Walk, St Catherine, had...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Old Harbour is usually abuzz with activity going into the wee hours of the morning. With a host of restaurants, clubs and other businesses, it would seem as if the town never sleeps. That was until the state of emergency (SOE) was declared in St...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday, Karleen Thompson knew something was wrong with her 19-year-old son Shamoy Thompson, even before she got the devastating news that he died in a three-vehicle collision on Bustamante Highway, metres away from Savanna Cross in Clarendon...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine: Kaluga Kafé is known for its scrumptious dishes and as a place to hang out and lyme. However, it is now fast ­becoming the place for the business community and those interested in networking to make connections. Through...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Clarendon have been breathing sighs of relief since the news broke that a state of public emergency (SOE) has been declared in the bloody central Jamaica parish. For Michael Fenton of Sandy Bay, a community which has been in the...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen-year-old past student of Glenmuir High School Chavonae Hayles is hoping that the next two weeks will see her receive the miracle she so desperately needs. Accepted by The University of the West Indies’ medical school, she has another few...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. –Daniel 10: 2-3 (KJV) Many Christians engage in the 21-day Daniel Fast at a time...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

(This is the second of a two-part series on Circle of friendship) Blades are long, clenched tight in their fist Aimin’ straight at your back And I don’t think they’ll miss (What they do!) (They smile in your face) All the time they want to...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

This is the first of a two-part series on circle of friends Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing you can always count on me, for sure That’s what friends are for For good times and bad times I’ll be on your side for evermore That’s what friends are...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Make my life a prayer to you, I wanna do what you want me to. No empty words and no white lies, No token prayers no compromise. – Keith Green – Make My Life A Prayer To You Many Christians have literally embraced 1 Thessalonians 5:17,...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The 67th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon came to a climax on Independence night with some exciting stage performances, the highlight of which was a heart-rending performance from singer George Nooks. Going...

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