Jan 29, 2014

Vybz Kartel phone used while he was locked up

Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton, the former Head of the Cybercrimes unit, was questioned at length this afternoon as to how a cellphone attributed to entertainer Vybz Kartel was used to make several calls when it was locked up for safe-keeping in his locker.

In response to defence lawyers Tom Tavares-Finson and Pierre Rogers, Linton said he had no explanation for that.

The policeman said the key was put on top of the locker and he did not take it home with him.

He said when he received the phones on October 3, 2011 from the Flying Squad, he did not access them until the 14th.

The lawyers suggested to the witness that the Blackberry phone was used on October 19 to make several calls.

The lawyers also suggested that the integrity of the phone has been compromised.

Linton said he could not say if it has been compromised and agreed that the phone was put in the locker for safe-keeping.

Tavares-Finson also suggested to the witness that phone messages referring to Kartel as a 'flight risk were put in when a bail application was being made for the entertainer.

Linton denied that suggestion.

He said all that happened was that the investigating officer had asked him to write a forensic report in relation to information from the BlackBerry messages.

It was then suggested that Linton had put in those messages to oppose the bail application.

However, Linton said his request was based on what was relevant to the court.

Rogers then suggested to the witness that he was a trickster but Linton said no.

Linton later agreed that calls were made from the cellphone while it was in his custody.

The lawyers then indicated that if the evidence that the phone was used was not brought out by the defence he would not have brought it out.

Linton responded by saying that his analysis was to extract data relevant to the case.

However, he said he had not reported the unauthorised use of the phone to his superiors.

Linton also denied the suggestion that he was setting up his colleagues for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Kartel, fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as 'Shawn Storm', Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John are on trial in the Home Circuit Court for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Williams was allegedly killed in relation to two missing guns.

Top Ten Dancehall Reggae songs in Jamaica right NOW

Check out the latest top ten dancehall and reggae music in jamaica..It seems Cham Chronixx rules this thingi the last part of the year here...

Check out the TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right nOW

10. MY Destination - Zagga 

9. Bend Down - Cham ft O 

8 1..2...3 -  Alkaline

7   Wine and Jiggle - I Octane

6. Stupid Money - Wayne Marshall ft Sasco 
click to see the top 5

Jan 28, 2014

Marley beats Snoop Dogg or Lion

Ziggy Marley on monday of this week won in the category of Best Reggae Album beating the likes of Snoop Lion.

An AP report listed Marley among the early winners, Cyndi Lauper making the announcements during the pre-telecast ceremony.

Marley, who is the eldest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, and who has been presented with the award four times already, three times as the leader of his eponymous band, told The STAR, "We give thanks, it is an honour and a blessing. Much respect to the Recording Academy and the fans."

Next on the agenda, Marley said he was now "looking forward to the release of my new record, Fly Rasta".

Among the contenders ousted for the top spot were: Beres Hammond for his One Love, One Life (VP Records), Sizzla's The Messiah (VP Records), Sly & Robbie and The Jam Masters with Reggae Connection (K'z Records), and Snoop Lion's Reincarnated (RCA Records/Berhane Sound System/Boss Lady Ent/Vice/Mad Decent).

Hosted for a third straight time by LL Cool J, the prestigious Grammy Awards show was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and saw artistes/entertainers being honoured in approximately 70 categories.

Jan 24, 2014

Video Evidence starts in Vybz Kartel Case

KINGSTON, Jamaica:
A police sergeant has testified at the Vybz Kartel murder trial to seeing a man with a pick-axe stick in a phone video confiscated in the investigation of Clive 'Lizard' Williams' killing.

The prosecution is alleging that Williams was beaten and killed at the Havendale, St Andrew house of the entertainer on August 16, 2011 over two missing guns.

Yesterday, the prosecution tendered into evidence four mobile phones, an iPhone and three BlackBerry devices.

They were submitted by Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton, who was formerly attached to the Cybercrime Unit of the police force.

Linton told the court he received the cell phones from a Detective Corporal Albert Pitt from the Police Flying Squad on October 3, 2011.

This morning, the policeman said, on October 22, 2011, he retrieved a BlackBerry phone and used his device to power the instrument.

He told the court that he extracted data into his forensic work station.

Sergeant Linton said the data extracted contained video and audio files, photographic images, textual data, documents and other files.

He said in one of the videos, he saw several persons.

He said one of the persons was a light-skinned man, with his right forearm showing a tattoo titled 'boss'.

He said the word was clearly visible with bright colour red ink.

He also said he saw a man holding a pick-axe stick.

The trial of Kartel and four others is continuing in the Home Circuit Court in downtown, Kingston.

Jan 20, 2014

BiSexual Dancehall Personality Revealed

Shuzzr "the mix fish" on the left with Tifa on the right
It was recently reported by the star news paper that Despite the homophobic nature of the dancehall industry, a dancehall publicist has come out to say he is bisexual.

Rickardo 'Shuzzr' Smith recently came to the fore with his sexuality.

"I Rickardo Smith, more popularly known as Shuzzr, has been a victim, is still a victim of discrimination because of my sexual orientation. I refuse to let my life be subjected to the old colonial thought. I must embrace a new era where all men are equal irrespective of their beliefs, lifestyle and choices," said the publicist, who has worked with persons such as Gaza Kim, Blak Ryno, Patexx, Teflon, Morgan Heritage, RDX and Lisa Hyper.

He noted that at the close of 2013 he decided to "confront his inner demons."

"Years ago, I pledged to serve the ultimate master of all. Though it's been challenging, it found me straying away from his will as I understood it. I was compelled to reflect on the life I've lived and continue to live and the choices I've made. I was living a life that men deemed abominable, while others like me saw it as a blessing only few will ever be able to experience," he said.

He continued, "Whilst it was not an exemplary life at times, I felt closer to my Creator than I could ever be, and though some moments found me on my knees crying, struggling, I asked for help and it was given. God's mercy continued despite not fulfilling my end of the deal. "

'God's mercy, as Smith puts it, did not make it any easier to work within dancehall.

"Over the last three years, I've represented several dancehall heavyweights with distinct pleasure and humility, but, while doing so, I was subjected to the torture that the industry is historically known to carry," he said.

"Dancehall has always stood firm in its belief against homosexuality. As a practitioner within the industry, I have had to endure the blatant hypocritical stance over the years, but if I'm to ever be who I truly am, and be truly comfortable with myself, in my soul, I must take a stance and speak against injustice, hate lyrics, discrimination, and anything that may seek to reduce the life of one and their beliefs."

anti-homosexual stance

And, although there is still a general anti-homosexual stance in the dancehall industry, Smith says he still wants to work in the industry.

"I'm still a publicist and I hope dancehall artistes would still engage me, but, so far, I represent no one since the start of the year," he told THE STAR, noting that he is currently working as a freelance journalist.

"I've managed to build a brand and reputation, irrespective of my sexual orientation. There will always be backlash, but I'm embracing a dancehall culture where we all can have our stance and beliefs and still coexist. Judge me by my work not my sexuality."

And shortly after opening up about his sexuality, Smith also sent out a statement in which he said dancehall artiste Sizzla should have been dropped off the Grammy nomination list for the 'Best Reggae Album' category.

"In lieu of the Grammy reggae album nominations and Sizzla's performance at the recent staging of Sting, one would expect that the organisers of the most recognised entertainment award show worldwide would seek to distance themselves from the act and his pronouncements," he said in a press release.

"One cannot ignore Sizzla's contribution to the industry. However, we can't turn a blind eye to his prolonged negativity and the injustice his fellow gay Jamaicans face daily. The reggae industry over the years has produced a reservoir of talent from which such accolades would be more fitting of. Any artiste who continues in this day and age to promote homophobic lyrics and receives international recognition only helps to deter the fight for equality, justice, and freedom for all irrespective of their beliefs and sexual orientation."


This video was posted by Tony and questions are being asked about his sexuality

Vybz Kartel Trial continues

It was reported today that The cross examination of OCID officer Sean Brown continued in the murder trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel.

Kartel whose real name is Adijah Palmer is on trial for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. Mr. Brown, who was examining the call logs from the accused phone had some issue accessing his logs and had to acquire another computer.

It was then highlighted by the prosecution that the call logs were not the same as there was a call that appeared on one log but not reflected on the other. It was also highlighted that call duration differed on each log. Mr. Brown noted that while he was unable to provide an explanation, they could be explained.

The cross examination of Mr. Sean Brown is currently ongoing in the home circuit court.

Jan 7, 2014

Vybz Kartel Trial may be Derailed - Reports

According to a Gleaner News report Veteran defence attorney, Bert Samuels, says there is a possibility that information that an individual purporting to be a juror in the Vybz Kartel murder case turned up at the office of a defense lawyer could derail the entire trial.

News source says while the murder case was on break over the Christmas period, the purported juror attended the lawyer's office.

However, it is reported that the lawyer declined to have any discussion with the person.

If it turns out that a juror had in fact sought to speak with the defence lawyer, there could be implications for the trial.

There's reportedly to be an investigation into the incident and Samuels says this is necessary to determine whether any damage had been done to the case.

Samuels says given how advanced the trial is he is hoping it will be found to have been an innocent encounter and the jury will not be dismissed.

When the trial resumed this morning, the jurors and the media were again barred as lawyers made submissions to the judge in relation to the in-camera hearing.

Before the matter was adjourned for the Christmas break, the jurors were asked to stay home because of the sensitive nature of the evidence being given by a cyber crime expert.

They are now expected to return to court tomorrow.

Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer and four other men are on trial in relation to the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

The prosecution says Williams was killed on August 16, 2011 allegedly over two missing guns.

Kartel is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John

Jan 6, 2014

Vybz Kartel Trial Continues,, the 2014 version

Well the Chistmas and New Year celebration has passed.. and now Vybz Kartel trial is scheduled to resume Monday morning in the Home Circuit Court with the prosecution and defence in an in-camera hearing.

Both sides have been perusing information retrieved from electronic gadgets including cellular phones and laptop computers. accused to ascertain what will be admitted into evidence.

Vybz Kartel, Shawn Campbell, also known as Shawn Storm, Kahirah Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St. John have been charged with the August 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Jan 4, 2014

New 2014 Song from Vybz Kartel - Make Up

This is a brand new song from Vybz Kartel. The riddim is not impressive ... overall the tune does not sound like a hit... but hey we know how world boss have a impact more time. But im going out on a limb and say this one is not gonna get many rotations....
This one is called "Make Up" and appear to be produced under the direction of Short Boss Muzik