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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Michael Powell vividly remembers how Ann Kong’s little legs would pump away at the pedals as she rode her bicycle along Clarendon’s rural terrain from Alston to Spaldings. It was that tomboyish zest that endeared Ann Kong – better known to...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Land Lease, Raymonds, Clarendon, have expressed concerns regarding the length of time it is taking for them to have their titles, even questioning if there is any plan to ensure they get the land to purchase. Carlton Campbell, an...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

CROOKED RIVER, Clarendon: THE CROOKED River community in northern Clarendon could be the answer to employment prayers that many have been seeking. The project valued at $855,000 is a social enterprise incorporating agroforest and beekeeping and is...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Having been born and raised in Comfort, Manchester, Lisa Thomas has witnessed the decline in the unity among residents, who once made the area lively with an enviable community spirit, and yearns for a return to those days. In May 2014, her brother...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A grieving Ean Richards is still wishing that his daughter, 32-year-old Annakaye Richards, had heeded his agonising plea to flee for her life from Comfort, Manchester. About an hour after warming Annakaye’s dinner and bidding her farewell on...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Brandon Hill, Clarendon, are fed up with the years of neglect meted out to their community and they want immediate attention to be paid to the bad roads there. The Gleaner hung out at the unofficial taxi stand close to the Pennants...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nestled in the northern area of Clarendon is the sleepy community of Nine Turn, where the houses are scattered from each other with one common denominator, lush trees in the yard and lots of vegetation. There is also a cluster of shops – some which...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

When it comes to taking pride in his community, Desmond Faulknor is like no other. In fact, he doesn’t follow the crowd once he sets his mind to carrying out improvement work. He doesn’t even get discouraged if help isn’t available. The Gleaner,...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

THE COMMUNITY of Dam Head sits between Crooked River and Frankfield, with residents there yearning for attention to be paid to a long-standing problem that has been plaguing them over the years. While Calvin ‘Chipper’ Campbell has resigned himself...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Caroline Gordon, a resident of Sandy Bay, Clarendon, is now trying to cope with raising two of her four grandchildren who she took responsibility for after their mother died in April. Still grieving the loss of her daughter, Fiona Gordon, she also...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Veteran Clarendon College teacher Eugonando Williams died on Monday after a battle with diabetes and has been praised by a school principal and union delegate for his commitment to education. Williams died some time after logging on to Google...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Trish-Ann Thomas is fearful about her job prospects after high school. “How do we prepare to compete for the limited job opportunities that exist in Jamaica?” she questioned as she ponders about her future. Thomas, who is...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

March 8, 2021 will be a day that 21-year-old Shanice Campbell will never forget – it was the day her life changed forever. She was walking along East Street in the town of Old Harbour, St Catherine, on her way home when she was attacked by an...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders at Crooked River Infant and Primary School in Northern Clarendon have every reason to be patting themselves on the back as the school has been successfully navigating its way in the COVID-19 pandemic. As the new school year approaches...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A CLARENDON mother of three is desperate for assistance for her three children, one of whom is physically and mentally disabled. It is this need that has spurred Debby Donaldson, of Little Deeds of Kindness, and Rosemarie Black, who returned from...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh toured several communities in Clarendon on Wednesday as state officials began assessing the toll of Tropical Storm Grace on the parish from a day earlier. Among the worst affected areas in the parish are Rock River,...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 8:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament (MP) Mike Henry has hailed the late Hotel Versalles owner, James ‘Jim’ Thomas, as “a person whose life was a stabilising influence and epitomised how to make it to the pinnacle of success in and around his...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

It is a bittersweet moment for Rocky Point businessman Nicholas Graham as he looks forward to assisting students in his community through his annual back-to-school event. This year, he will do it without the presence of his beloved mother, Dorrette...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Patients at the paediatric ward at the Lionel Town Hospital will no longer have to be referred to the May Pen Hospital, thanks to the donation of two incubators from Medical Strategies. Dr Roger Hunter, who made the presentation, said the donation...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

While some parents are making plans for the new school year, mother of five Tanisha Sewell is just trying to keep food on the table and keep a roof over her and her children’s heads. She cannot even look as far as a month ahead as her children...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

FOUR PATHS, Clarendon: Anthony King, father of 19-year-old Nzinga King, whose dreadlocks were allegedly cut while in custody at the Four Paths Police Station in Clarendon, is adamant that justice must be served in his daughter’s case. King, who...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Markland Allison, a Rastafarian resident of Mitchell’s Hill in Rock River, Clarendon, has strong views regarding the opening up of the ganja industry in Jamaica. Jamaicans are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth that can be earned by...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Janet Foster, president of the Summerfield Development Committee (CDC), and Secretary Doreen Graham are hoping that a $200,000 grant given to them by Digicel will help to span a lucrative juice business. With unemployment a big factor in the...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

CLARENDON: Nurse Sandra Lindsay, who made history on December 14 in the United States by being the first person to take the COVID-19 vaccine in New York, is appealing to Jamaicans to join in the fight against the debilitating virus by also taking...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

August 6, 1962, is a day that will forever be etched into the memory of Winston Maragh, mayor of May Pen. In a sit down with The Gleaner, he recalled the first-ever Independence celebration as the family headed to the Mitchell Town Primary School...

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