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Monday, July 16th, 2018


Vybz Kartel Appeal | Judge Puzzled Damning Text Made Six Weeks Before Lizard’s Murder

The metadata for one of the damning text messages which prosecutors used to convict top entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm of murder was created six weeks before the victim’s death, one attorney has told the Appeal Court. Bianca Samuels, one of the attorneys for Shawn Storm, was referring to the text message reportedly found on one of the mobile phones taken from Kartel in which it was said that Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams “chop up fine, fine.” Samuels was making her submissions in the appeal filed by the two entertainersRead More

Kartel Declares His Innocence

“My hands are clean of Clive Williams’ blood”. That was the declaration of dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel in his unsworn statement at his murder trial in 2014. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, said, “My Lord, my hands are clean of Clive Williams’ blood, if, indeed, Clive Williams is deceased”. He said there was a group of persons conspiring against him and his friends. He referred to then National Security Minister Peter Bunting, who, he said, took his music and image to the United States claiming that “Vybz Kartel’sRead More


It has to stop! This is Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s clear message about the lawless behaviour and gun violence in society. Ms. Mottley made her thoughts known on Sunday evening when she sat down with veteran journalist David Ellis for a wide-ranging 90-miniute interview. According to her, there is a conversation that she, Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, and the Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, must have with the country. “In order for us to do that [stop gun violence], we have to put inRead More

Kartel’s appeal continues today

ATTORNEYS representing dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm are to continue challenging their clients’ conviction in the Court of Appeal in downtown Kingston today. The hearing is set for one week. Last Monday the team of Tom Tavares-Finson, Valerie Neita-Robertson, and Bert Samuels began the appeal to overturn the 2014 conviction of the artistes in relation to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Tavares-Finson said the team was delighted with the decision by the panel of justices hearing the matter to admit two of the three applications for freshRead More

Jamaica in third place at Athletics World Cup in England

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jamaica levelled at third place with Poland on the first day of the Athletics World Cup in London yesterday. Americans are in the top spot in the standings on 109 points with France behind on 85, Poland and Jamaica level on 77 with hosts Britain and Northern Ireland in fifth place on 74. Olympic champion Elaine Thompson was edged out by Ashley Henderson to win the women’s 100m in 11.07 seconds, before the USA won both the women’s 4×400 and men’s 4x100m relays. Jeron RobinsonRead More

Man killed after defending wife

Trinidad Kailash Seepersad shows the injuries he sustained during an altercation outside a Debe nightclub, yesterday. At right is Shantal Roysam, common-law wife of Dillon Lucas who was killed during the fight. PICTURE RISHI RAGOONATH Dillon Lucas was stabbed multiple times as he tried to protect his common-law wife from unwanted sexual advances from an older man outside a Debe casino yesterday. Eyewitnesses said he bled to death while the police looked on. The attacker who remains warded under police guard at the San Fernando General Hospital, also stabbed Lucas’sRead More