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Vybz Kartel conspiracy trial postponed until October 27

Vybz Kartel 2014As he currently serves a life sentence on a murder conviction, embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer is expected back in court on October 27 after his conspiracy trial, which was expected to get underway this week Monday at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston was postponed twice.

The case was initially set to begin on Monday, but was postponed following a flurry of issues, according to reports, including unsettled legal representation for co-accused, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry and the absence of a defence attorney and witnesses. When the case was again mentioned on Thursday, more witness issues were uncovered while Henry’s lawyer, Peter Champagnie withdrew from representing the accused due to unfulfilled financial obligations, thus forcing the judge to set the new date.

The judge was reportedly annoyed by this development, telling the prosecution, You ensure that you do what you have to do cause no matter what, the only thing that can prevent the case from starting is if the Lord says so.”

Palmer is jointly charged with Henry and fellow entertainer/protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler for perverting the course of justice after Saddler allegedly filed a false police report suggesting she was robbed and gun-butted by Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, the man who Palmer was convicted of killing this past March.

The report was filed five days after Kartel was charged with Williams’ murder in October 2011. He, Saddler and Henry were charged with perverting the course of justice later that year as they are alleged to have attempted to interfere with the police’s investigation into Williams’ murder.

Vybz Kartel is not eligible for parole for another 35 years. He is currently appealing his conviction.

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Kartel fans plan ‘major protest’ ahead of deejay’s sentencing – Report

Vybz Kartel 2014With the fate of Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer following his murder conviction days away from being known, his hardcore following intend to make their feelings known on Thursday as he and three-co-accused await sentencing.

Reports are that several fans are planning a major protest outside the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston, where the sentencing will take place. This, a similar tactic to what happened on the day of Kartel’s conviction on March 13, where hundreds of fans, including school children gathered in downtown Kingston, causing the closure of nearby businesses and blocking traffic as they demonstrated for the embattled deejay.

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Vybz Kartel’s conspiracy case postponed until July

Gaza SlimIncarcerated Dancehall star, Vybz Kartel will return to court for a second consecutive summer as his conspiracy case has been put off until July.

The matter, which is connected to the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case was mentioned at a hearing inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston Friday morning. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer is jointly charged alongside singer and long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler as well as studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry with attempting to pervert the course of justice and perverting the course of justice.

Gaza Slim admits the constant delays have frustrated all parties involved, telling IRIE FM that the legal process has been tiring. However, she is optimistic there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.

“Dem just constantly putting it off, putting it off but yuh done know, a God we put we trust inna enuh, not mankind so what is to be must be,” she said. “Just waiting on the boss [Kartel] to just come out. Yuh done know everybody miss him but I miss him the most.”

Gaza Slim and Pim Pim are currently out on bail while Kartel, who was granted bail in the conspiracy matter last November, remains imprisoned as he has yet to be afforded bail in the Williams murder case.

He is expected to return to court May 27th in the Williams matter when the trial is expected to commence. He and five other men are accused of participating in Williams’ murder in August 2011.

 

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Mp3: Vybz Kartel & Gaza Slim – Stop Gwaan Like Yuh Tuff (A7remix)

Mp3: Vybz Kartel & Gaza Slim – Stop Gwaan Like Yuh Tuff (A7remix)

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Dancehall artistes concerned about increase of gay prostitution, want it stopped

485447318_edb02ab8c1The topic of homosexuality in Jamaica has long been a hot and divisive one amongst Jamaicans; particularly artistes, who have continuously affirmed strong stances against it. Another issue amongst gays has raised eyebrows in the local music industry once more.

In Kingston, a growing number of homosexual prostitutes have been offering their services to passers-by, particularly in and around the New Kingston area. Though that particular part of Kingston is notorious for prostitution, the growing number of male prostitutes has raised qualms amongst citizens and the Dancehall community.

One such member of that community is ex-Portmore Empire singer and Vybz Kartel protege, Gaza Slim, who insists these gay prostitutes should be moved off the streets immediately.

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Vybz Kartel granted bail on conspiracy charge

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel is another step closer to temporary freedom as the prominent deejay has secured bail on another charge.

Kartel has been granted JA$500,000 bail in his conspiracy case in relation to the murder St. Catherine-based dancer, Clive ‘Lizard Williams. The ruling was made when Kartel appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court Tuesday morning.

Kartel, along with long-time musical protégé,Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice following Williams’ murder in August 2011. The charge stems from a police report Saddler filed five days after Kartel was charged for murder in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams matter. Prosecutors initially claimed they seized a cellphone containing text messages in which Kartel ordered Gaza Slim to file the report.

Vybz Kartel, who was also granted bail last December in the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burtonmurder case, remains in police custody on the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder charge.

The high-profile entertainer will return to court next month when the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burtontrial is expected to commence. The Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder trial and accompanying conspiracy cases have been put off until January 2013.

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Vybz Kartel and Elephant Man have trials postponed

Two of Dancehall’s most coveted entertainers will have to wait a while to have their days in court to answer serious charges they stand accused of.

One of the highly anticipated murder trials involving Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer has been postponed until December 3 of this year.

Kartel was due to answer charges pertaining the July 2011 killing of St. Catherine businessman, Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton on Monday. However, the matter was put off when the self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss’ appeared inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston yesterday after one of his defense attorneys, Cristian Tavares-Finson revealed that prosecutors in the murder case indicated that they weren’t ready.

Kartel faces charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton and was granted JA$3 million bail in the matter earlier this year. However, the former Portmore Empire leader cannot post that bail as he remains in custody for murder and obstruction of justice related charges pertaining to the killing of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in August 2011.

Vybz Kartel will stand trial alongside four other men on November 5 with regards to the murder case. Seven days later, ‘Di Teacha’ will return to court to begin his conspiracy trial in which he, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in the Williams case.

Meanwhile, fellow Dancehall superstar, Oneil ‘Elephant Man’ Bryan has been issued a new court date in his ongoing rape case as the prominent deejay is scheduled for a February 11, 2013 appearance.

Like Kartel, Elephant Man appeared inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday where he was due to answer to charges of rape and sexual assault stemming from an alleged incident this past January involving a 31-year-old woman at his St. Andrew home. However, the Pon Di River singer’s case was reportedly put off due to an outstanding forensic report, amongst other things.

Elephant Man will remain on JA$400,000 bail until the February date. The embattled deejay originally posted said bail in February.

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Popcaan still loyal to Kartel despite reported fallout

Despite rampant speculation that Popcaan has fallen out with long-time mentor, Vybz Kartel, the self-professed ‘Fry Yiy’ continues to back the former Portmore Empire leader.

Several reports have emerged in recent months regarding growing tensions between Popcaan and Vybz Kartel, with former Empire members such as Gaza Slim, Lisa Hyper and Tommy Lee speaking out on the matter. With all three artistes admitting that problems exist between Popcaan and his mentor, Kartel himself released a statement publicly chastising him and Tommy Lee for their perceived disloyalty and ‘opportunist’ behavior displayed since he was initially incarcerated last September.

However, Popcaan continues to insist that he and Kartel are cool, telling TVJ’s Entertainment Report on Friday that he’s still loyal to the Worl’ Boss.

“Mi seh dis ova and ova again dawg and mi a tell unnu again, Kartel a mi daddy. Big up Vybz Kartel,” he said.

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Popcaan still saying ‘Gaza’ despite Kartel’s statement

Former Portmore Empire deejay, Popcaan vows that he steadfastly remains a ‘Gaza’ artiste despite recent claims from his former mentor that he’s abandoned the cause.

About a week and a half ago, ex-Empire leader, Vybz Kartel issued a statement questioning the loyalty of his most decorated protégés, Popcaan and Tommy Lee, branding them as opportunists and fakes who’ve been exploiting his ‘Gaza’ movement while also hinting at deteriorating business relationships with both entertainers. Following the statement’s release, fellow Ex-Empire deejay, Lisa Hyper called out Kartel regarding his claims of betrayal while Tommy Lee appeared on TVJ’s Entertainment Report, insisting he couldn’t explain why the self-proclaimed ‘Worl’ Boss’ would lash out against him.

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Lisa Hyper calls out Tifa

Another catfight may be brewing within the Dancehall industry as prominent ‘Gaza’ diva, Lisa Hyper has called out internationally acclaimed deejay, Tifa, branding her an undercover troublemaker.

Lisa Hyper and Tifa have been at odds ever since the former artiste was embroiled in a sex photo scandal in 2009 that made her a subject of ridicule amongst music lovers and industry players alike. For a while it seemed that the bad feelings steadily subsided as time elapsed, that is, until a Blackberry Broadcast Message issued by Lisa Hyper emerged in which she dissed Tifa while making reference to the Hold On deejay’s physical disability.

“How Tifa fi waan run the place and she cannot even walk? Just asking peeps”. Bwoy, mi have a handicap cousin so mi no find it amusing, somebody caan talk to her and tell her fi just chill out a little. No man, she ah go too hard,” the message read.

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Vybz Kartel to stand trial in November regarding conspiracy case

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel faces a third trial date within a two week span as the prominent deejay faces a mid-November court appearance regarding obstruction of justice related charges.

With his murder trials set to begin on October 29 and November 5 respectively, Kartel was ordered to appear in court in November 12 where he faces a charge of perverting the course of justice. The trial was initially set to begin on Wednesday inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston, but got pushed back due to the absence of the presiding judge as well as the non-disclosure of statements to the defense.

Kartel’s long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are co-accused of perverting the court of justice in the matter. Both Saddler and Henry were granted bail extensions while Kartel was remanded into police custody.

Law enforcement officials slapped the charge on Kartel and his associates two months after Gaza Slim filed a police report at the Constant Spring Police Station, claiming that she had been robbed and gun-butted by Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in Havendale, St. Andrew. Gaza Slim filed the report on October 29, five days after Vybz Kartel copped a murder charge as he and three other men are accused of murdering Williams at a Havendale residence last summer.

Kartel is slated to stand trial in the Clive Williams murder case on November 5.

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Vybz Kartel questions loyalty of top ‘Gaza’ artistes

As if there wasn’t enough drama resulting from the recent dissolution of the Portmore Empire, now the group’s former leader has thrown more gasoline on the proverbial fire with a stern rebuking of his ex-protégés.

According to several reports, incarcerated Dancehall superstar and former Empire founder, Vybz Kartel released a damning statement against his former group mates on Thursday, insinuating that prominent protégés, Popcaan and Tommy Lee are no longer committed to the ‘Gaza’ cause, labeling both artistes as ‘opportunists.’

The statement was reportedly issued through ex-Empire singer, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler, who sent said statement to Anthony Miller of TVJ’s Entertainment Report.

The alleged statement reads, “I just want u to let the people know that all a dem runnin’ aroun’ sayin’ ‘Gaza, Gaza’ are not real. Before I came here we were ‘good.’ No animosity, but within a week of my arrest, they started giving other people managerial and booking positions. But where were these people when I was building their careers? When I was investing time and money to transform them from nobody to somebody? They are opportunists and fake. I’m not surprised because this is Dancehall and I have no problem with them making their money. But I jus’ don’t want them to be all over the place exploiting a movement that I built with blood sweat and tears when they and I know they aren’t real. I want them to stop. The only two loyal people are Slim and Sheba (the girls) and maybe it’s because they haven’t fully realized their potential.”

This news comes several weeks after back and forth exchanges between Popcaan and former Empire singjay, Gaza Slim following a statement made by the former deejay address his status within the ‘Gaza’ as well as relationship with Vybz Kartel.

Furthermore, reports suggest that Vybz Kartel wanted a sizeable portion of Tommy Lee’s booking and publishing rights in an effort to exert more control over the Some Bwoy singer’s career while also implying that Popcaan owes ‘Di Teacha’ money in relation to bookings fees.

Kartel has publicly lashed out against former protégés before, doing so after ex-members like Black Ryno and Lisa Hyper left the Portmore Empire. The once dominant super group has also lost members such as Jahvinci, Kym Hamilton, co-founder, Deva Bratt and former Empire producer, Ainsley ‘Notnice’ Morris.

In a swift response to Kartel’s statement, Lisa Hyper disputed claims made by the self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss,’ intimating during an interview with one876entertainment.com that ‘Di Teacha’ should never take full credit for the growing ‘Gaza’ movement.

“Who is him fi talk bout loyalty? Him not even loyal to him (expletive) self. Him right fi say ah only dem two de, Sheba and Slim ah the most loyal to him because dem ah de two foolest people pon the Gaza, dem not even know what a split sheet is, dem nuh know nothing bout the business. Kartel caan stop nobody from say Gaza, Gaza belong to everybody now, this is a movement, Gaza mean fight for what you believe in and Kartel caan tek Gaza from nobody, Popcaan and Tommy Lee caan siddown and wait pon him fi come out, and further, Gaza belong to everybody, it bigger than Adidja Palmer, it bigga than me, it bigga than everybody who help start it. Mi breathe Gaza, mi bleed Gaza, Gaza for life,” she said.

More details of this ongoing saga will emerge on TVJ’s Entertainment Report this Friday night featuring Kartel’s statement as well as reaction from the aforementioned Tommy Lee, who reportedly expresses his loyalty to the ‘Gaza’ in his interview with ER, despite his mentor’s comments.

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New Vybz Kartel song reportedly banned from airwaves

Incarcerated Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel faces yet another ban from the airwaves after his latest effort has reportedly been banned from playing on radio.

On Wednesday, a new track from Kartel and PG13 singer, Gaza Slim debuted online, to the delight of their listeners. The single, entitled Reparation speaks about the ongoing scamming controversies that have taken place in Jamaica during recent months; most notably, the infamous Lotto scam which has triggered a number of arrests including that of Montego Bay’s deputy mayor, Michael Troupe.

However, lyrics from Reparation seemingly suggest that there’s nothing wrong with scamming; insisting that the practice bares no harm as long as any profit obtained doesn’t go towards sparking violence.

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Vybz Kartel to stand trial in murder cases this fall

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel will finally have his day in court as the prominent deejay prepares to stand trial in both of his ongoing murder cases

The internationally acclaimed entertainer, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, will appear in court on October 29 where he will stand trial in relation to the shooting death of St. Catherine based promoter  Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton. Vybz Kartel faces three allegations in that case, including murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession for a firearm. The co-accused in that matter are Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald.

A week later, on November 5, Kartel will answer to accusations in another case as he prepares to stand trial in relation to the murder of St. Catherine-based dancer, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

Co-accused of murder in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams case include Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm, Calvin ‘Moonie Haye, Shawn Williams, Kahira Jones ad Andre St. John aka Mad Suss.

Kartel’s long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry, face obstruction of justice-related charges in the Williams case as they’re each accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Vybz Kartel has been in police custody since last September, when he was arrested in a New Kingston hotel and charged with ganja possession. That charge has since been thrown out.

The self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss’ copped bail in the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton murder case this past March but could not capitalize on it due to the fact that he’s been remanded in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams matter.

Kartel’s lawyer, Valerie Neita-Robertson was expected to file a bail application in the Williams murder case but failed to do so after expressing dissatisfaction at the case being shifted to another judge.

However, Neita-Robertson hinted that she would apply for bail on behalf of her client sometime between the two trial dates.

 

 

 

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Gaza Slim calls out Popcaan, insists he lied in statement

It’s a literal case of he said-she said as the fallout from the recent disbanding of the Portmore Empire continues with one former member Gaza Slim calling out another in Popcaan following a statement released to the public on Monday.

The Only Man She Want deejay issued a detailed press release addressing several pressing issues, from his relationship with former mentor, Vybz Kartel to the reasoning behind him not being a member of PG13, a new label spearheaded by Kartel which features Tommy Lee and the aforementioned Gaza Slim. In said release, Popcaan insisted that he was not able to visit the self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss’ given that he was advised against making visitations to the jail where Kartel had been held at and that ‘Di Teacha’ himself suggested through letter that he should stay away from the police. Additionally, Popcaan insisted that he remains grateful to Vybz Kartel for providing him with several musical opportunities and that he’s forever loyal to the ‘Gaza.’

A day after Popcaan broke his silence, Gaza Slim, whose also known as Vanessa Bling issued a statement of her own, steadfastly refuting the When We Party deejay’s account of these events while revealing the apparent discord that existed between Popcaan and Vybz Kartel after the latter’s arrest last September.

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Vybz Kartel disbands the Portmore Empire

After five years in existence and stamping their place as one of Dancehall’s most dominant crews, the Portmore Empire has officially disbanded.

The shock announcement was made early Wednesday morning by Portmore Empire leader, Vybz Kartel, who issued a statement from jail confirming the group’s split through his Adidjaheim Records label.

According to Kartel, this hails as the best time for Empire artistes to try and achieve success on their own and that it would be unfair to keep them confined to his group given his ongoing legal situations.

“Dancehall fans worldwide it with great regret that I, Adidja Palmer, have decided to disband the Portmore Empire. These artistes have been under the Adidjahiem leadership for years, where they have honed their craft and made their mark, and as such, are well on their way to becoming major forces in Dancehall. They have reached a level where they are more capable to take on their careers by themselves, and it would be unfair to them, based on the limited resources of Adidjahiem Records, and current legal woes of the Adidjahiem C.E.O. and team members,” the statement reads.

“I wish them the best and I am confident that they will live up to my expectations. In the future, Adidjahiem will continue to bring out new acts and groom them for stardom,”

Already a pair of the Empire’s members, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and Leroy ‘Tommy Lee’ Russell have committed to a new project as they’ve joined a newly formed label entitled, PG13.

“Right now, a PG13 di ting deh,” Gaza Slim said.

Tommy Lee added, “Look out for PG13…It soon work in.”

The Portmore Empire became one of Dancehall’s most popular stables since its formation in 2007 by veteran deejay, Deva Bratt and Kartel. Though Deva Bratt left the group after a falling out with the self-proclaimed Worl’ Boss, the group soon flourished as they introduced several acts to the mainstream such as Jahvinci, Black Ryno, Lisa Hyper and most notably, Popcaan.

However, between the end of 2009 and last summer, the Empire soon shrunk as Lisa Hype, Black Ryno, Jahvinci and fellow members, Doza Medicine as well as Kym Hamilton (formerly Gaza Kym) all left the group, citing ill-treatment.

But with the emergence of Popcaan as a megastar with hits such as Ravin and Only Man She Want, the group elevated to seemingly higher heights before Kartel was arrested last September and later slapped with murder, drug and obstruction of justice related charges.  

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Vybz Kartel’s conspiracy trial postponed

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel will have to wait until the end of this summer for his conspiracy trial to begin.

The Portmore Empire deejay appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court in Kingston this morning alongside long-time protégé, Vanessa Saddler aka Gaza Slim and his studio engineer, Andre Henry aka Pim Pim where they were scheduled to begin their conspiracy trial in relation to the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case.

However, the trial was postponed until August 29 after each of the accused’s lawyers absent from court this morning.

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Vybz Kartel issues letter from behind bars

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel, has publicly addressed his current legal battles for the first time since his arrest last September.

The prominent deejay, who faces murder, drug and obstruction of justice charges stemming from three separate cases, issued a letter from the Horizon Remand Centre in Spanish Town, where he currently resides while awaiting trial. A part of his letter was published in Sunday’s edition of the Jamaica Gleaner by University of the West Indies (UWI) literary and cultural professor, Carolyn Cooper who wrote an editorial piece on Kartel’s current situation behind bars.

In the piece, Cooper speaks from a mother’s point of view as she distinguishes the difference in personality between Vybz Kartel and Adidja Palmer, claiming that Palmer’s a complete contrast of the controversial character that his stage persona presents. Additionally, she speaks of various dissections of Kartel’s public perception worldwide and in the media.

In the letter, Kartel speaks to those points and then some; accusing law enforcement officials and the media of labeling him guilty before getting the chance to prove his innocence before the courts.

“As you know I am in jail on numerous charges and I’d like to tell you that I am an innocent man who needs your help because I’m being painted as this evil ‘D.J. by day, don by night’ murderer who is society’s number one cause of crime and violence. The police is using the media to slaughter me and as such I don’t think I will get a fair trial. They are using the media to form public opinion of me that is so contradictory to the person that I really am. They (police) have tried my case in the public & found me guilty,” the letter reads.

“Every single piece of alleged evidence, every new development in the case is thrown on TV. As if this is a soap opera, but I can assure you that this is no movie to me. This is about my life and my freedom and I take them very seriously.”

Additionally, Kartel insisted that he’s a far cry from some of his inmates in remand and intimates that these legal troubles have taken a toll on his family.

“My charges are merely allegations, but they are giving the public the impression that I am guilty and that is not fair to me or my family,” he said.

“I have been to court on numerous occasions and saw hundreds of accused men who are charged with heinous crimes like murdering children, killing police officers, burning & shooting whole families and I have never once saw police on TV; discussing the development of those cases, much less every week, as in my case.”

Vybz Kartel remains in jail despite having copped bail on a marijuana possession charge, as well as in a murder case in which he and other men stand accused of killing St. Catherine based promoter, Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burtonlast summer. He still remains in police custody regarding murder and obstruction of justice related charges in relation to the murder of St. Catherine dancer, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

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Evidence piling up against Kartel in murder case, deejay allegedly led gang

Evidence continues to pile up in one of the murder cases involving controversial Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel.

A hearing inside the Home Circuit Court on Friday regarding the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder case in which Kartel and five others face various charges. One of the co-accused in the Williams case and Kartel’s designer/road manager, Calvin Haye aka Moonie was granted JA$1 million bail during Friday’s hearing with one or two accompanying sureties.

Meanwhile, Kartel along with Portmore Empire protégé, Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St. John are all charged with murder in the Williams case. Additionally, Kartel, Vanessa Saddler aka Gaza Slim and Andre Henry akaPim-Pim were nailed with obstruction of justice related charges in the Williams matter.

Evidence continues to pile up in one of the murder cases involving controversial Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel.

A hearing inside the Home Circuit Court on Friday regarding the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder case in which Kartel and five others face various charges. One of the co-accused in the Williams case and Kartel’s designer/road manager, Calvin Haye aka Moonie was granted JA$1 million bail during Friday’s hearing with one or two accompanying sureties.

Meanwhile, Kartel along with Portmore Empire protégé, Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St. John are all charged with murder in the Williams case. Additionally, Kartel, Vanessa Saddler aka Gaza Slim and Andre Henry akaPim-Pim were nailed with obstruction of justice related charges in the Williams matter.

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The Crown argued during Friday’s hearing that they possess more incriminating evidence against Vybz Kartel and the co-accused in the Williams murder case. According to the prosecution, police carried out a raid at Altamont Court last year, where they discovered a mobile phone that contained a voice message of Haye planning the murder.

However, prosecutors argued that they need professional voice analysis paraphernalia from overseas in order to identify whether the voice was indeed Haye’s. Given that they are waiting for clarification and that no independent evidence supported their claim, the presiding judge, Justice Courtney Daye granted the young designer bail.

Meanwhile, prosecutors also revealed that Williams was beaten by the accused with blocks and pick axes while at a house in Havendale, St. Andrew on August 16. A man was reportedly transported to the house and witnessed the beating as it took place at the residence. The witness ran away from the house before Vybz Kartel shouted out to him; claiming that he only sought after Williams and not him.

Furthermore, the prosecution outlined that the self-proclaimed “Worl Boss” led a notorious gang in Waterford, St. Catherine. Allegedly, Williams was a gun locker in the gang. When some guns went missing in August of last year, the dancer by profession feared for his life; needing money to pay for the guns that he was responsible for accounting for.

Kartel faces two murder-related charges and a gun charge in relation to the shooting death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton in Gregory Park, St. Catherine. The deejay was awarded bail worth JA$3 million in that matter but cannot post said bail given he’s been remanded in the Williams matter.

Kartel and the other co-accused in the Williams case are scheduled for a February 17 court appearance.

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Vybz Kartel remains in custody, Gaza Slim offered bail

A turn of the calendar hasn’t changed the fortunes of embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, aka Vybz Kartel as he will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future.

On Monday, the prominent deejay was remanded into custody until February 1 regarding charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice while attending a hearing at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston. Kartel, along with his Portmore Empire protégé, Vanessa Saddler aka Gaza Slim were slapped with both charges last month.

Meanwhile, Gaza Slim walked away a temporarily free woman as she posted bail in the Home Circuit Court with the condition that she must return to court alongside Kartel on February 1.

Both perverting the course of justice charges were issued after police seized a cellular phone possessing a text message in which Kartel ordered Gaza Slim to concoct a false robbery story involving Clive “Lizard” Williams, one of two men that the Portmore Empire leader stands accused of killing last year. On October 29 of last year, Gaza Slim filed a police report at the Constant Spring Police Station; intimating that she was robbed and gun-butted by Williams during an incident in Havendale, St. Andrew. Gaza Slim filed the report five days after police charged Kartel in Williams’ murder. Allegedly, Gaza Slim made up the story in an attempt to aid Kartel’s legal defense.

Kartel’s lawyer, Christian Tavares-Finson asked presiding Senior Resident Magistrate to outline her reasoning in writing regarding why she did not offer Kartel bail. Once she complies with that request, Kartel’s legal team will then decide their next move.

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Vybz Kartel denied bail again, will miss STING 2011

Internationally-acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel will certainly miss the upcoming STING 2011 stage show after the deejay was denied bail in one of his murder cases.

Kartel, along with Portmore Empire protégé, Vanessa “Gaza Slim” Saddler were remanded into police custody until January 9, 2011 during a hearing in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court on Monday. Both artistes are jointly charged with conspiracy to pervert the court of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice in the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder case.

This means that Kartel will miss the 28th edition of STING 2011, scheduled to take place on December 26 at Jamworld in Portmore, St. Catherine. Both artistes will remain behind bars during the holidays up until two days after Kartel’s 36th birthday (January 7).

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Kartel returns to court, could seek bail

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel will appear in court today regarding one of his murder cases.

The internationally-renowned deejay will appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court today in the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder case. According to reports, Kartel’s lawyers could seek bail in the case as it’s expected that a bail application will be made.

Kartel was recently offered JA$3 million bail in his other murder case where he and other men stand accused of shooting and killing Barrington “Bossie” Burton, a St. Catherine based promoter/businessman. Despite being afforded bail in that matter, Kartel could not post bail given the fact that he’s involved in the Williams case.

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Vybz Kartel hit with two new charges in murder case

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel, now faces two additional charges in one of his murder cases.

On Wednesday morning, the prominent entertainer was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice regarding the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder case. Kartel’s Portmore Empire protégé, Vanessa Saddler, otherwise known as Gaza Slim, also stands charged with the same offences.

Law enforcement officials insist that they possess a cellular phone containing a text message in which Vybz Kartel allegedly ordered Gaza Slim to concoct a robbery story in an attempt to aid his legal defense. On October 29, Gaza Slim issued a police report at the Constant Spring Police station; claiming that Williams, the man Kartel’s accused of killing, robbed and gun-butted her during an incident in Havendale, St. Andrew. The police report was filed five days after police charged Kartel in Williams’ murder.

Gaza Slim was formally charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice on Friday and will remain in custody until at least December 19, her next scheduled court appearance. Additionally, Kartel’s expected to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court on that dat.

Kartel, Gaza Slim, fellow Portmore Empire member, Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm, Cayro Jones and Calvin Haye aka Moonie are jointly charged in the Williams case. Furthermore, reports indicate that a sixth person will face charges in the case.

Meanwhile, Kartel faces another court appearance later this month regarding his other murder case in which he and three other men allegedly shot and killed, Barrington “Bossie” Burton, a St. Catherine businessman/promoter this past July.

 

 

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Vybz Kartel likely to face new charges in murder case this week, police claim

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, otherwise known as Vybz Kartel, will likely face new charges this week regarding one of his murder cases.

Kartel already faces a drug-related charge stemming from his initial arrest in September as well as charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in relation to the July killing of St. Catherine based promoter, Barrington “Bossie” Burton. Additionally, the self-professed, “Worl’ Boss” stands accused of killing Clive “Lizard” Williams, a dancer from Waterford, St Catherine, this past August.

Now, the head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell intimates that Kartel will additional charges with regards to the Williams murder case. According to ACP Powell, charges of perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice will be issued against the internationally acclaimed deejay later this week.

 “Kartel will be charged soon, I can’t commit to say which day he will be charged, but he will definitely have an additional charge on which to seek bail,”  ACP Powell told one876entertainment.com on Monday.

Kartel’s Portmore Empire protégé, Gaza Slim stands accused of perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the court of justice  after police seized a cellular phone containing a text message where “Di Teacha” allegedly orders her to falsify a robbery. On October 29, Gaza Slim filed a police report at the Constant Spring Police Station, claiming she was robbed and gun-butted by the aforementioned Clive “Lizard” Williams. Gaza Slim filed the report five days after Kartel was charged in Williams’ murder.  

Kartel and the co-accused in the Williams case, fellow protégé, Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, personal designer, Calvin “Moonie” Haye and Cayro Jones are scheduled for a court appearance later this month in the matter.

 

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Gaza Slim charged in Kartel case

Portmore Empire singjay, Vanessa Saddler, more popularly known as Gaza Slim, has become the third member of the “Gaza” group to face a charge in relation to a case involving the group’s leader, Vybz Kartel.

Gaza Slim, otherwise known as Vanessa Bling, was formally charged on Friday morning with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder investigation. This took place four days after the Empire singjay turned herself in to the Constant Spring Police after she was named a person of interest in the Kartel matter.

Gaza Slim’ predicament resulted from an alleged false police report that she filed on October 29; claiming that Williams, who Kartel and others stand accused of killing, robbed and gun-butted her in Havendale, St. Andrew.

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Gaza Slim reports to police, faces charge in Kartel case

Dancehall singjay and Portmore Empire member, Vanessa Saddler, more popularly known as Gaza Slim has turned herself in to police after being named a person of interest regarding a murder case involving her mentor, Vybz Kartel.

Gaza Slim reported to the Constant Spring Police Station on Monday afternoon, accompanied by her attorney. The singjay was initially summoned by law enforcement officials to report to the station on Friday to face questioning in the Kartel matter. This followed several failed attempts to communicate with the singjay.

The artiste otherwise known as Vanessa Bling faces a charge of perverting the course of justice after allegedly filing a false police report; claiming that she was robbed by Clive “Lizard” Williams, one of the men Vybz Kartel stands accused of killing at a Havendale, St. Andrew premises in August.

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Gaza Slim could face charges in Kartel case, may have lied to police

The Portmore Empire’s legal woes could mount once again as one of the group’s singjays, Gaza Slim, could stand accused of lying to police in one of Vybz Kartel’s murder cases.

Gaza Slim, whose real name is Vanessa Saddler, was named a person of interest by law enforcement officials on Thursday. She was asked to report to the Constant Spring Police by midday Friday for questioning following weeks on unsuccessful attempts to contact the singjay. It remains unknown if she has complied with their request.

Reportedly, Gaza Slim issued a report to police this past October, claiming that she was robbed and gun-butted by Clive “Lizard” Williams in Havendale, St. Andrew. Williams, a former dancer from Waterford, St. Catherine is one of the men Vybz Kartel stands accused of killing. The report was filed on October 29, five days after Kartel was charged for murder in the case.

On Friday, several reports emerged that police possess phone records indicating that Kartel and Gaza Slim tried to stage a false robbery in an attempt to aid the defense case for the self-proclaimed, “Worl’ Boss.”

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Gaza Slim named a person of interest

Yet another Portmore Empire member has been named a person of interest since the group’s leader, Vybz Kartel was arrested this past September.

Vanessa Saddler, more popularly known as Gaza Slim was officially listed as a person of interest by law enforcement officials in Kingston. According to detectives from the Constant Spring Police, several attempts were made to get in contact with the Dancehall singjay but have yet to locate or hear back from her.

Gaza Slim was a subject of some controversy in relation to one of Vybz Kartel’s murder cases as news surfaced over a month ago that she filed a report with the St. Andrew North police.

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Gaza Slim robbed by man Kartel’s accused of killing?

In what can only be described as a bizarre circumstance, Portmore Empire singer, Gaza Slim, insists that she was recently robbed by a man her mentor, Vybz Kartel, stands accused of killing.

According to reports, the artiste otherwise known as Vanessa Bling issued a report to the St. Andrew North police that a man, claiming to be Clive Williams, robbed and pistol-whipped her while she walked along Coolshade Drive in Havendale, St. Andrew. Williams, otherwise called “Lizard,” is one of the men that embattled Dancehall deejay, Vybz Kartel, allegedly killed during an August incident in Havendale. Williams’s body hasn’t been found since.

In the report, Gaza Slim explained that on the night of October 29, she was jumped by the man; hitting her in the face with a gun and stealing her Blackberry cellphone.

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Kartel insists Portmore Empire proteges won’t be booked via outside agencies

Controversial Dancehall entertainer, Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer may be behind bars awaiting his hearing on murder charges, but he continues to assert his dominance over his Portmore Empire stable.

The self-professed “Worl’ Boss” issued a response, through his lawyer, Micheal Deans, regarding recent reports confirming that Shocking Vibes was the new booking agency for emerging Empire artiste, Popcaan. Despite languishing in a Kingston jail for the last three weeks, Kartel insisted that his artistes would conform to their musical obligations for him and his label, Adidjaheim Records.

In the press release issued by “Di Teacha,” he intimated that, “Portmore Empire artistes Vanessa Bling (Gaza Slim), Sheba, Tommy Lee, and Shawn Storm are still booked and managed by Adidjahiem Records. As such, any bookings or commitments coming through any other channels will not be honored.”

However, the statement made no mention of Popcaan himself, who stated less than two weeks ago that Shocking Vibes and its owner, Patrick Roberts were now taking bookings on his behalf. The deal was reached following meetings between the “Ravin” deejay and Roberts’ son and Shocking Vibes producer, Jamie “Young Vibez” Roberts. Additionally, Patrick Roberts told IRIE FM recently that management talks with Popcaan were preliminary but that nothing concrete was on the table. Popcaan went on to deny that any management deal was on the table.

Popcaan has been a member of the Empire since 2008; releasing several hit singles under Kartel’s tutelage such as “Ordinary Girl,” “Dream,” “Gangster City” and the aforementioned “Ravin.”

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Portmore Empire artistes show support for Kartel despite legal woes

Vybz Kartel’s protégés from the Portmore Empire have insisted that despite their leader being charged for murder, they’re still sticking by their leader.

On Monday, Kartel was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder & illegal possession of a firearm regarding the shooting death of 27 year old businessman/promoter, Barrington “Bossie” Burton in Gregory Park, St. Catherine. To make matters worse, Kartel’s reality show, Teacha’s Pet lost its biggest sponsor as telecommunications outlet, LIME announced on Tuesday that they would no longer broadcast uncut episodes of the series. Additionally, producers of Teacha’s Pet are discussing whether or not future episodes of Teacha’s Pet will be broadcast as a result of Kartel’s legal issues.

Despite the controversy surrounding the “Dancehall Hero”, members of the Portmore Empire are showing loyalty towards their mentor.

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Mp3: Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim – Anything A Anything

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