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Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 2:13 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Police investigators in Clarendon are probing a shooting incident in the May Pen Market that has left one man dead and another injured.  The incident occurred on Saturday. Dead is  Michael Miller also known as 'Ratler' and '...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Investigators in Clarendon are now ­probing the shooting death of a 14-year-old in Juno Crescent in the parish capital. According to police reports, about 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, armed men kicked open the door of the house in which Smith, a student...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 10:46 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

A teenager is dead after gunmen forced their way into the home of his family and opened fire. The incident happened on Juno Crescent in May Pen, Clarendon, early this morning. A four-year-old was also injured in the attack.  The...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Osborne Store Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon is still in celebration mode after head girl, Jordeena Dryden, emerged the winner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Foundation (FCCA) essay competition. When The Gleaner visited...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:25 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Wowed by the beauty of Clarendon on a recent tour, French Ambassador Denys Wibaux has promised to help the mid-island parish to introduce strategies to reduce the impact of climate change and ways to curtail beach erosion. Wibaux, who was...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Latoya Davidson has said that giving back at Christmas is heartwarming. The Clarendon native is the co-founder of a three-year-old charity programme – Davidson’s and Friends Outreach Programme – the brainchild of Davidson and her husband, Jerome...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The sombre mood of May Pen vendors whose dreams of a merry Christmas were scorched by a market fire three weeks ago were lifted on Thursday after they were gifted compensation by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Clarendon...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:44 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Adorned by lush vegetation, the rural farming community of Lamson in Crofts Hill, Clarendon, is home to centenarian, Lucille Elizabeth Wright-Kerr. Wright-Kerr, a retired dressmaker and farmer, was born in the rural Brandon Hill community on...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

With tears streaming down her face, a woman who gave her name as Miss Patsy looked on in distress as the May Pen Market was transformed into a furnace just over three weeks before Christmas. As the devastation sank in, the 72-year-old hat vendor,...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The health and wellness of Clarendon men took centre stage arlier this week when nurse practitioners of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) held its third Men’s Day Forum on the grounds of the old police station in May Pen. Parish...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:33 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon residents earlier this week benefitted from the agricultural assessment day hosted by The HEART Trust/NTA, Ebony Park Academy. Residents were assessed for prior certification in agricultural programmes such as crop and livestock...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Denbigh High School student Gerjon Smith is again being celebrated by his peers and academic staff at the Clarendon-based institution. Smith, who attained nine grade one passes in this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Centenarian Robertha Falconer of Mocho in Clarendon was among four Clarendon residents honoured by the Clarendon Municipal Corporation and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission last week. Falconer celebrated her 104th birthday on January 1....

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four-year-old Romario Malcolm is the founder of the first delivery and errand-running business in May Pen, Clarendon. Malcolm said the concept of URGED (Utilities, Restaurants, Groceries, Express, Delivery) was founded on the inconveniences...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:20 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The sweet melodies and music filling the Lionel Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clarendon on Sunday did lift the pall of grief hanging over mourners who gathered to celebrate the life of former Vere Technical High and Kingston College quarter-...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The rural agricultural community of Banks in Clarendon is home to the Banks Charity Summer School, founded in 2012 by philanthropist Maisilyn Budhoo. Budhoo, who is hailed by her community as a selfless, hard-working individual, said that the...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon: Residents of May Pen, Clarendon, were among the first cohort of students to enrol and attain certification in short-term courses being offered at the newly founded Kaluga Institute in Old Harbour, St Catherine. The institute...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:26 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has partnered with the National Water Commission (NWC) in having residents of three Clarendon communities, namely Treadlight, Canaan Heights, and York Town, regularised. Managing director of JSIF Omar...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:23 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sculpt by Mo’ Body and Beauty Studio is May Pen’s first and only body sculpting spa operating out of Stork Street in the Clarendon capital. The spa offers non-surgical body contouring and beauty innovation services. “We offer beauty innovations,...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Orlando Mahabeer of Gimme-Me-Bit, Clarendon, says his children are his legacy and greatest achievement. The father of four said he was a single parent for almost a decade, adding that the full care of his then three-year-old and three-month-old...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Scores of residents of the rural Rock River community gathered on Wednesday to witness the official opening of the Rock River Health Centre, a facility residents say was long overdue. Denise DiBiase was lauded for spearheading the project and...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Maroon banners of pride were erected at 10 Glenmuir Road in May Pen as staff and students, past and present, gathered to celebrate Glenmuir High School’s 61st anniversary. The celebrations were preceded by an annual church service, which acting...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:19 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Pride engulfed Jackson Street in Denbigh, Clarendon, on Sunday as Denbigh High School commemorated the start of its 50th anniversary celebrations with a church service. Celebrating the institution’s golden anniversary, principal Janice Julal said...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Chantelle Richardson of the rural, farming community of Free Town in Clarendon has been named among the 2019 Chevening scholars. Chevening is a United Kingdom-based awards programme offering fellowships and scholarships to students around the...

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