Rollington Town

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Rollington Town is a neighborhood in the area of Kingston, Jamaica. Part of it is in Kingston Parish. A campus of Kingston College is in Rollington Town.

Notable events

In 2017 Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) suspended service on a line through Rollington Town because of road blocks and violence. The company's buses had been attacked by stone throwers.[1] Service was restored the next day.[2]

Oku Onuora formed a community school in the area and organized in the area. He distributed Abeng and was arrested in Rollington Town.[citation needed] Scholar and activist Walter Rodney was also active in the area.[3]

Notable residents

Boris Gardiner was born in Rollington Town.[4] Ken Rickards,[5] Sadiki,[6] and Connie Mark[7] are also from Rollington Town. Cricketer Chris Gayle is also from Rollington Town.[8]

Cultural references

Trevor D. Rhone's play Two Can Play is set in Rollington Town.[9]

References

  1. ^ "JUTC pulls buses from Rollington Town due to violence". Jamaica Observer. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ "JUTC Resumes Operations In Rollington Town | RJR News - Jamaican News Online". rjrnewsonline.com. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ The Black Nation - Volumes 3-5 - Page41 The Black Nation. Getting Together Publications. 1983. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 1983
  4. ^ "Gardiner - The man behind the music". jamaica-gleaner.com. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Kenneth Rickards". Wisden. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Sadiki releases fourth solo album". jamaica-star.com. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Obituary: Connie Mark". the Guardian. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  8. ^ Gayle, C. (2016). Six Machine: I Don't Like Cricket ... I Love It. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 9780241256350. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  9. ^ Trevor D. Rhone