The excellent staff of The Gleaner asked me to write a brief
Over 170 years ago, my great-great-great grandfather Jacob deCordova and his brother Joshua deCordova, sat across a table and discussed not only how the newspaper they envisioned could have personal benefit, but how it could benefit and serve the Jamaican people. Of note, The Gleaner's creation in 1834 roughly coincided with another courageous act of Jamaican independence, the ending of the inhumane and ungodly institution of slavery.
No doubt, and likely unrecognised fully at the time by the deCordova brothers, The Gleaner would not only champion
Again, to the good people of Jamaica, may your star of Independence continue brightly to shine, both in the sunshine and in the rain of the future.
Warmest regards, and with my heart in Jamaica, I remain,
Very truly yours,
David Vann deCordova, Jr., B.B.A., J.D.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
David Vann deCordova is the great-great-great grandson of Jacob de Cordova, the founder of The Gleaner.