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Stories by Dave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

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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