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Stories by Olivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect normalcy globally, some students’ meagre access to resources for virtual schooling has also been highlighted. To help alleviate the woes associated with distance learning, the staff at the Beulah All-...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Four Clarendon principals were among educators awarded in a virtual ceremony on World Teachers’ Day. The initiative, a collaborative effort of the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) and LASCO, was held under the theme ‘Our teachers – our heroes,...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

First-form Glenmuir High student Khayla Harrisingh is among those being celebrated in this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) examinations. The 13-year-old...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Karlene Weir of Palmers Cross in Clarendon says her life has been changed by the generosity of a 14-year-old. In an interview with The Gleaner, the mother of three detailed the years of struggle to fend for her children. With her husband disabled,...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The article, ‘Man crippled by gunman’s bullet pens his story’, published in The Gleaner on September 26, stirred emotions among readers locally and overseas. “This story is really a blessing. The feedback has been overwhelming. Nuff people reach...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Shemario Geddes is a picture of resilience and hope. Geddes holds seven Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects, including six grades ones, and four units of Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), copping two grade...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Failed parliamentary hopeful Kent Gammon has hinted that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) hierarchy did not offer sufficient backing to his candidacy in the September 3 general election. Gammon tasted defeat for a second time in his bid to become...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one-year-old Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Private Reneil King, fell victim to hoodlums who attacked members of the security forces in Milk River, Clarendon, late Thursday. King was part of a police-military team that was deployed...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Gunman destroyed my life before I had a chance to dream what I would like to become,” said 38-year-old Kevin Robinson of Sevens Height in Clarendon. Robinson was 16 years old when his body was crippled by bullets that pierced his back. When...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Peta-Gay Prince frantically performed CPR on the apparently lifeless body of her eight-month-old infant, Aiden Rattray, on Wednesday morning, attempting to breathe life into the child she had borne as a New Year’s blessing. But those desperate...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The judicial recount for the Clarendon North Western constituency ended on Saturday with the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Phillip Henriques emerging as the winner over Azan. The recount ended with Henriques amassing 6,075 votes, up from an official...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Concerns have been raised over the returning officer’s account of 1,107 ballots from the September 3 election in Clarendon North Western as a judicial recount progresses in the Chapelton Family Court. The official count of votes had seen the...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

As the curtains came down on a lifetime of performances from evergreen entertainer Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert on Friday, the globe mourned the passing of an icon who gave reggae music its name. Toots, 77, died at the University Hospital of...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Donald Mirander is a cut above the rest. The 2018 Miss Jamaica Golden Scissors Top Designer is among 14 Jamaicans named 2020-2021 Chevening scholars – the first Jamaican fashion designer to cop the award. Chevening is a United Kingdom-based awards...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Wilbert Allison and his cousin, Narel Allison, are farmers from Hope District in Mocho, Clarendon. The cousins share a lot in common, including home space and a fervent love for agriculture. The men, however, sit on opposite sides of the political...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:27 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

‘Doba’ Miller voted for the first time in the 1972 general election when the People’s National Party (PNP) won 37 of the 53 seats in Parliament following a 78.9 per cent voter turnout. Almost five decades later, the 76-year-old PNP supporter, who...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The upsurge of coronavirus cases in Clarendon has caused a significant strain on staff and resources, says Joseph Grant, parish manager for health services. Grant revealed that other hotspots for COVID-19 were emerging in the central Jamaica parish...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:34 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Daphne Williams, a disabled vendor from Smithville in Clarendon, has lauded a team from the Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union in May Pen that presented her with a sewing machine on Wednesday. Williams, whose story was...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:21 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seven Clarendon men were listed among 101 inspirational men recently published in an online feature. The feature, dubbed ‘Men, since the beginning of time, have been critical to not only strong households but to formidable societies and cultures...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A sombre mood has engulfed the York Town family home of Corporal Duwayne Wright, who was assigned to the May Pen Police Station in Clarendon. Wright collapsed and died in May Pen on Friday on his way back from medical treatment.

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Born with one hand with only a thumb, 51-year-old Daphne Williams is a picture of resilience. A former vendor, the Smithville, Clarendon resident does not allow her disability to stand in the way of her carrying out her daily tasks, including...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are mounting over the breakaway of a section of a road in the community of Suttons in Turners, Clarendon. Recently, Dr Desmond Brennan, the People’s National Party’s candidate for the North Central Clarendon constituency, took to social...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Bog Hole in Clarendon are lamenting the lack of water that is adversely affecting their lifestyle and livelihood. Predominantly sustained by farming, the residents are forced to get water from the neighbouring Fairburn community, which...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Illon Dawkins, president of the Simon Foundation Group in Simon, Clarendon, is criticising Pearnel Charles Sr, member of parliament for the North Central Clarendon constituency, for being an absentee member of parliament (MP). Dawkins claims...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon has merged efforts with donors, locally and overseas, to assist some families affected by the novel coronavirus. The disease has infected over five million people worldwide, caused over 300,000 deaths, and has had...

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