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.

Boris Gardiner was born in Rollington Town. Ken Rickards, Sadiki, and Connie Mark are also from Rollington Town. Crocketer Chris Gayle is also from Rollington Town.[1] Trevor D. Rhone's play Two Can Play is set in Rollington Town.[2] Oku Onuora formed a community school in the area and organized in the area. He distributed Abengand was arrested in Rollington Town. Scholar and activist Walter Rodney was also active in the area.[3]

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.[4] Service was restored the next day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gayle, C. (2016). Six Machine: I Don't Like Cricket ... I Love It. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 9780241256350. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  2. ^ Trevor D. Rhone
  3. ^ The Black Nation - Volumes 3-5 - Page41 The Black Nation. Getting Together Publications. 1983. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 1983
  4. ^ "JUTC pulls buses from Rollington Town due to violence". jamaicaobserver.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  5. ^ "JUTC Resumes Operations In Rollington Town | RJR News - Jamaican News Online". rjrnewsonline.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.

Coordinates: 17°59′N 76°46′W / 17.983°N 76.767°W / 17.983; -76.767