Tag: Vybz Kartel

Kartel gets appeal nod

Kartel gets appeal nod

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vybz Kartel and his three co-accused were granted leave to appeal their conviction and sentence in the Court of Appeal yesterday. Kartel, given name Adidja Palmer; Kahira Jones; Andre St John; and entertainer Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell hope to have their sentences for murder overturned. Thomas Tavares-Finson, attorney for Vybz Kartel, described the development as […]

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Vybz Kartel Supporters Threaten Former Minister

Vybz Kartel Supporters Threaten Former Minister

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The debate over the potentially harmful influence of the dancehall culture on youths and whether it fuels crime and violence is nothing new in Jamaica, but nowhere is this more starkly illustrated than in the life and career of Adidja Palmer. Better known by his stage name, Vybz Kartel, he was convicted for the 2011 […]

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Could Vybz Kartel be freed this year?

Could Vybz Kartel be freed this year?

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

VYBZ Kartel is gearing up for another tough legal battle in the Jamaican court of appeal.The aced dancehall deejay was convicted of murder in 2014 and sentenced to life in a maximum security prison. Shortly after his shocking conviction, his legal team, headed by Tom Tavares-Finson, immediately filed an appeal, citing evidence tampering, witness intimidation […]

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Vybz Kartel releases Gospel Single for May “Servant”

Vybz Kartel releases Gospel Single for May “Servant”

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Embattled dancehall star Vybz Kartel is possible on track to become a born again christian. The incarcerated deejay just released a new gospel song “Ordinary Servant,” produced by TJ Records. Embattled dancehall star Vybz Kartel is possible on track to become a born again christian. In the song, Vybz Kartel sings about his […]

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Jamaicans attack DIGICEL for Kartel’s conviction

Jamaicans attack DIGICEL for Kartel’s conviction

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Following the life sentences issued to entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three co accused, fans of the entertainer have moved to Digicel’s Facebook fan page to voice their disgust at the telecommunications company; referring to the company as an informer and threatening to switch from the telecoms provider to their, competitor, Lime.  There […]

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Kartel and his co accused respond to star witness testimony

Kartel and his co accused respond to star witness testimony

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Vybz Kartel and his co accused finally had the chance to tell their side of the story.  In unsworn statements from the dock; all five men pleaded their innocence.  First up was Vybz Kartel who claimed conspiracy.  Kartel asked the judge and jury to make a distinction between Vybz Kartel and Adidja Palmer. […]

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Kartel’s corner looks dark!!

Kartel’s corner looks dark!!

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. As the Vybz Kartel trial draws closer to an end, we continue to hear even more damning evidence against the five co accused.  The latest pieces of evidence came in the form of voice notes and video. On January 27, 2014, the court heard the latest voice notes believed to have been sent […]

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Macka lyrically slaughtered by Lady Saw

Macka lyrically slaughtered by Lady Saw

| December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Jamaica news. On December 27, 2013, the talk on the street and on social media was Sting 2013.  Who “shot”, who flopped; who died and who killed. The night saw two man clashes; the highly anticipated clash between Lady Saw and Macka Diamond and a surprise clash between Kiprich and Black Ryno. As for […]

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Damning testimony in Kartel’s Murder Trial

Damning testimony in Kartel’s Murder Trial

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Community news. 12 jurors are finally selected and the Vybz Kartel murder trial is finally underway.  Testimonies included those from police officers, fire experts, the sister and girlfriend of Clive “Lizard” Williams and a witness who was allegedly involved with the issue of the missing firearm and was also there during the alleged killing […]

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What’s the relationship between violence and dancehall?

What’s the relationship between violence and dancehall?

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Jamaica news. Yet again, another member of the dancehall fraternity is dead due to gun violence.  Popular dancehall producer Partick “Roach” Samuels was shot dead in St. Andrew recently.  This led to speculations as to the involvement of another member of the fraternity.  Being in jail on murder charges and having an alleged feud […]

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