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Bert Samuels Details When He Expects Ruling in Vybz Kartel’s Appeal, Believes DPP was ‘Wrong’ to “Encourage” the Judge to Continue Trial – Interview

Bert Samuels Details When He Expects Ruling in Vybz Kartel’s Appeal, Believes DPP was ‘Wrong’ to “Encourage” the Judge to Continue Trial – Interview

Kedean Brown After the two-day appeal seeking to overturn the murder convictions of Vybz Kartel, Kahira Jones, Andre St. John, and Shawn Campbell, attorney-at-law Bert Samuels provided details about the concluded hearing. On February 14 and 15, the Privy Council heard arguments presented by both the prosecution and the appellant’s defence teams, which consisted of Samuels. Speaking about the hearing, Samuels reiterated the issues presented to the Privy Council. He noted the issues with the jury and explained that instead of dismissing a member of the jury for attempting to bribe another, the judge only issued a warning. He told the hosts on TVJ Smile Jamaica that, according to the law in 201... »

Vybz Kartel Reacts To His Attorney Privy Council Argument, Awaits Fate

Vybz Kartel Reacts To His Attorney Privy Council Argument, Awaits Fate

Vybz Kartell is optimistic that he and fellow appellants Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St. John will be freed as his Privy Council appeal hearing begins in the United Kingdom. Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is presently incarcerated at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, but the team of lawyers representing him and the other appellants led by prominent attorneys Bert Samuels and Isat Buchanan, supported by criminal law Barristers based in the United Kingdom, appeared in court on Wednesday ahead of the two-day hearing. King’s Counsel Hugh Southey, a human rights law Barrister, led the arguments for the appellants. Southey’s biography describe... »

Top 6 Biggest Stories of 2023 out of Jamaica

Top 6 Biggest Stories of 2023 out of Jamaica

2023 for Jamaica was a year filled with a lot of bad news and some good news, in this article, we take a look back on some of the most talked about stories that dominated the local news headlines. Some of these stories include the SSL fraud case, the Chris Brown concert that was held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Gully Bop’s illness and death and the most recent, a brawl during the much-anticipated clash at Sting 2023. The following list will contain six of 2023’s biggest stories in ascending order, starting with the story that took place first since the beginning of the year. SSL Fraud Case Jean-Ann Panton At the beginning of the year, Jamaica faced one of its biggest financial scand... »

Spice Becomes First Jamaican Female Dancehall artist to have a Lead Song sell Gold in the US this Century

Spice Becomes First Jamaican Female Dancehall artist to have a Lead Song sell Gold in the US this Century

Spice becomes the first Jamaican female dancehall artist in 30 years to have a lead song become eligible for Gold certification in the US according to the RIAA database. She is also, the first Jamaican female dancehall artist to have a single from their album to sell over 500,000 equivalent units in the United States since 1995. Jamaican recording artist Diana King’s “Shy Guy” off her “Tougher Than Love” album certified gold in the US after selling 500,000 copies in 1995. According to the RIAA database, no Jamaican female dancehall artist has met this milestone with a lead song since. Well, Spice who started her musical journey at just 14 years old has ended the drought and becomes the first... »

Grammys: Julian Marley, Antaeus’ ‘Colors Of Royal’ Wins Best Reggae Album 2024

Grammys: Julian Marley, Antaeus’ ‘Colors Of Royal’ Wins Best Reggae Album 2024

‘Colors of Royal’ by Julian Marley and Antaeus won the coveted Grammy for Best Reggae Album at the 2024 Grammys held on Sunday. The Grammys is one of the few international awards that features reggae as an award category, although dancehall artists also submit their albums for consideration. This year’s contenders for the coveted title include some of the biggest names in the genre, including Buju Banton’s ‘Born For Greatness’, Beenie Man’s ‘Simma’ by Collie Budz’s compilation album ‘Cali Roots Riddim 2023’, veteran artist Burning Spears’ ‘No Destroyer’ and Julian Marley’s ‘Colors Of Royal’ album produced by Greek producer and businessman, Antaeus. Projects must have 75% of the playing time ... »

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