If we’re not careful, Damian Marley thinks corporations will ruin cannabis culture

From the moment he walks into a small banquet room in the back of the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, Damian Marley projects a different swag than his brothers Julian and Stephen Marley. With a black-and-red “Zilla” snapback on his head covering his knee-length dreadlocks, a fresh pair of navy Timberland boots and a gleaming gold Rolex, the youngest son of reggae king Bob … Continue reading If we’re not careful, Damian Marley thinks corporations will ruin cannabis culture

Kickin’ It With Bob Marley

In the gym with a soccer-loving reggae legend. He sang about “one love,” but Bob Marley was passionate about many things, including the game of soccer. At home, in the studio, or on the road, Marley was never far from a ball. “Football is freedom,” he once said, and throughout his life, the game provided a refuge and release from the stresses of touring. In … Continue reading Kickin’ It With Bob Marley

Just give Jamaica the trophy, Netball NZ!

Opinion By Jamie Wall @jamiewall2 jamie.wall81@gmail.com Netball NZ’s refusal to let Jamaica take the Taini Jamison trophy home is another PR failure for an organisation that really doesn’t need one right now, writes Jamie Wall. Jhaniele Fowler Reid of Jamaica celebrates with the Taini Jamison Trophy after winning the final against the Silver Ferns. Photo: PhotoSport You have to hand it Netball NZ. Just when it seemed like they couldn’t possibly … Continue reading Just give Jamaica the trophy, Netball NZ!

Rolling Stone: Grace Jones on New Doc ‘Bloodlight and Bami

‘Slave to the Rhythm’ singer/style icon on opening up for the camera, her ‘Black Panther’ shout-out and more She’s been a Grammy nominee and a disco glamazon, a supermodel and a slave to the rhythm, a Bond femme fatale and Conan the Barbarian’s cohort, a style icon and a Studio 54 habitué. She is Grace Jones, and this tall, fearsome Jamaican remains an instantly recognizable … Continue reading Rolling Stone: Grace Jones on New Doc ‘Bloodlight and Bami

Lauryn Hill announces 20th Anniversary Miseducation tour

Hill is revisiting her landmark album with stops across North America, including Toronto and Vancouver   When the landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was first released in August of 1998, Hill’s smart, infectious songs were everywhere — from cafés to stores to radio. Now Hill is revisiting the album with a North America-wide tour that kicks off July 5 in Virginia and includes stops in Toronto … Continue reading Lauryn Hill announces 20th Anniversary Miseducation tour

658… Jamaica’s New Area Code

The current area code, ‘876’, is almost exhausted and requires an additional code, or NPA (numbering plan area), which will come into effect at midnight on May 31, 2018. The change effectively makes the dialling of local numbers a mandatory 10-digit exercise (the three-digit area code plus the last seven digits of the phone number). Although mandatory 10-digit dialling is six months away, the country’s … Continue reading 658… Jamaica’s New Area Code

British residents deported to Jamaica told to ‘put on accent’

Labour MP David Lammy condemns government leaflet telling new arrivals how to blend in The government has been criticised over a leaflet for people it claims to be deporting to their home country, which includes advice to put on a local accent. David Lammy, the Labour MP who spoke passionately about the Home Office’s treatment of the Windrush generation on Monday, said the document demonstrated … Continue reading British residents deported to Jamaica told to ‘put on accent’