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Stories by Dave Rodney - Contributor

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

I recently had a chat with an eighty something year old retired educator Ena Campbell who lived through the brutal education system in the 1940s and 1950s in Jamaica. She looked back on the way the system was then. “When I arrived in Jamaica from...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

Henri Onimus was in his early 20s when he arrived in Kingston from France to teach French at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in October 1975. He was on a two-year teaching assignment in lieu of his military service in France, and he came...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:30 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

In an updated edition of the best-seller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by New York Times best-selling author Patricia Schultz, the hefty deluxe edition lists a number of inclusions in Jamaica. The sole photo around the Jamaica listing...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 7:03 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

Jah is My Keeper, a composition by Jamaican reggae icon Peter Tosh, resonated mystically within the ancient walls of the celebrated Canterbury Cathedral in England yesterday afternoon, during the service of installation for Jamaica-born Rose...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:35 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

The United Kingdom (UK) has traditionally been an important feeder market for Jamaica’s tourism and produced nearly a quarter million stopover arrivals for the island last year. This year, the United Kingdom (UK) market has continued to perform...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

The Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) overseas marketing team in the Northeastern United States has been going all out over the past several weeks to make the upcoming winter tourist season a record-breaking one. The agency’s business development...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

Mayne Champagne Lawrence, an only child, was born to Jamaican parents in Toronto, Canada. His upbringing in Scarborough was pretty normal, attending public school, participating in community summer cookouts and barbecues and enjoying the abundance...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMDave Rodney - Contributor

We didn’t consider it even vaguely gross, and certainly not remotely criminal, many years ago. But try to imagine nowadays the ghastly horror of returning from church on Sunday after worship to behead a red rooster for dinner. Killing and cooking...

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