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’

HoodCelebrityy and Dancehall’s New, Global Faces

By Matthew Trammell I recently heard a remix of “Famous,” by the Moroccan-American artist French Montana, on the radio station Hot 97, here in New York. Montana’s song, which has been out since last summer, is a light dancehall bop in the vein of Drake’s “Views”—a plea to resist the trappings of fame for the sake of a relationship. The remix adds a soft verse from … Continue reading HoodCelebrityy and Dancehall’s New, Global Faces

TAMU MCPHERSON

Born in Jamaica. Raised in New York. Now residing in Milan. I started taking street style photographs in 2006 for Glamour.it. Shortly after, I began writing feature pieces for Vogue Pelle and became a contributor at Elle Italia. I launched All the Pretty Birds in November 2008. Before becoming Editor-in-Chief of Grazia.it in February 2011, a position that I held until September 2013, I had the great pleasure … Continue reading TAMU MCPHERSON

Beautiful Bronze for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls

The Jamaica netball team rebounded from the heartbreaking one-goal loss to England in their semi-final game on Saturday, to score a 60-55 win over New Zealand in the bronze medal match and secure the country’s 27th and final medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Sunday. It was the first time that Jamaica were defeating the Kiwis in a major tournament. Cheered on by … Continue reading Beautiful Bronze for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls

Resilient Janieve Russell Wins Gold!

The Jamaican gold rush at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games continued yesterday as Janieve Russell became the latest athlete to win a final inside the Cararra Stadium for the country.   Russell finished first in the women’s 400m hurdles final and that win, along with a bronze for Jaheel Hyde in the men’s equivalent and silver for Shericka Jackson in the women’s 200m final, meant … Continue reading Resilient Janieve Russell Wins Gold!

‘I Almost Gave Up’ – Le-Roy Beams After ‘Golden Silver’

She has been around for a while and has enjoyed marginal individual success, but for freshly minted Commonwealth Games 400m silver-medal winner Anastasia Le-Roy, yesterday’s triumph could not have come at a better time. Le-Roy, now 30 years old, found an extra gear on the home stretch to overtake and outlast compatriot and bronze-medal winner Stephenie-Ann McPherson (50.93), crossing the line in a personal best … Continue reading ‘I Almost Gave Up’ – Le-Roy Beams After ‘Golden Silver’