Kartel tells ‘misguided individuals’ to cease threatening journalists, others – PAJ condemns death threats against journalists


Imprisoned entertainer Vybz Kartel yesterday distanced himself from death threats made against journalists for their reporting on his case, calling the perpetrators “misguided individuals”. “I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone to stop it,” the artiste said in a news release to the…..

Kartel, co-accused get life

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his three co-accused were Thursday slapped with life sentences for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Kartel is to serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole. His co-accused, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell is to serve 25 years before he is eligible for parole, Kahira…..

Altar call for dancehall


With the image of dancehall music taking a beating after the March 13 conviction of deejay Vybz Kartel and three accomplices (Andre ‘Mad Suss’ St John, Kahira Jones and Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell) for murder, members of the gospel fraternity believe it is time secular artistes and fans seek salvation. Gospel deejay and pastor Goddy Goddy…..

Kerwin Dubois and Carib in groovy partnership

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For newly-crowned Groovy Soca Monarch King 2014 Kerwin Dubois, Carnival 2014 has seen many a dream come to fruition. From non-stop performances throughout the length and breadth of T&T to the overwhelming love and support of the public, Dubois has not only cemented his name on the national landscape but indeed also internationally. The fact that…..

Trending now… Kartel trial dominates discussions on social media


THE slogan ‘Free World Boss’ has been popping up on social media ever since the trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel began last November, with the frequency of posts increasing Thursday as Jamaicans voiced their reaction to the guilty verdict of the popular entertainer and three of his co-accused in the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. The…..

Bunji turns Texas into Red Light District

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T&T is in for some surprises soon. That’s the word from Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez following performers by him and his wife Fay-Ann Lyons on Thursday night at South by South West (SXSW), one of the largest music festivals in North America. Garlin, hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the Top 25 Must See…..

Kartel defence to appeal guilty verdict


KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lead attorney for convicted dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel, Tom Tavares-Finson has signaled his intention to appeal the guilty verdict against his client. Speaking to the media moments after the guilty verdict was handed down, Tavares-Finson said that while the defence team accepted the ruling of the jury, an appeal was imminent. “There is…..

Kartel, three co-accused found guilty of murder


KINGSTON, Jamaica – Popular Jamaican Dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel and three co-accused were found guilty of murder in the Home Circuit court today, Thursday, March 13. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm; Kahira Jones; Shane Williams; and André St John for the murder…..

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