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Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

She was born in the railway farming town of Balaclava in St Elizabeth in the early 1960s and raised in the cultural melting pot of Trench Town. Her home was a modest wooden structure where rays of sunlight would barge in through several small...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The much-anticipated, decades-old Kingston Christmas tradition of the annual University Singers carol service took place last Sunday at the University Chapel, at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus. The festival of nine lessons...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:11 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Exactly 30 years ago, a galaxy of cutting-edge R...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:36 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Bishop Percival William Gibson was a trailblazing founding father of pre-independent Jamaica. Many Jamaicans are very familiar with the annual Gibson Relays held at the National Stadium in his honour. But the relays are a small part of the mosaic...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Long before there was Spotify and iTunes, youngsters in Kingston got their new music right in the middle of Half-Way Tree, outside a record store called Aquarius. This music hub was an iconic landmark in the 1970s at the bus stop on Constant Spring...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:21 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

On this Teachers’ Day, I fondly remember Fraulein Daphne Adams, my first German teacher who influenced my love for languages and who transitioned recently in Jamaica. Miss Adams was first and foremost an excellent, no-nonsense teacher of modern...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:25 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Typically, musicians tend to stay in their lane. So an artiste who is branded a dancehall icon won’t typically be on an excursion into jazz, and vice versa. However, New York-based Jamaican artiste, known as desmond (with a lower case ‘d’), is a...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As kids are getting ready to go back to school, in parents are on a shopping frenzy, and one of the hot items on the shopping list is a tablet. They come in various sizes, shapes, and colours, and nearly all have accompanying learning apps. But...

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