Kingston

Ninjaman Asks Court to Spare Alleged Attacker

CONTROVERSIAL dancehall deejay Ninjaman, who in August reported that a fellow inmate had used a stone “to knock him out cold”, has asked the court to dismiss the case against his alleged attacker. The 48-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, told Senior Corporate Area Magistrate Judith Pusey Tuesday that he wanted the assault charge against Kevin Maitland dropped, ...

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Vybz Kartel’s Case Put off Again

THE murder and gun possession preliminary hearing for dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel, failed to come before a magistrate for the second successive day as the case file is still incomplete. The artiste was arrested last Friday at a hotel in New Kingston when cops from the Flying Squad swooped down on a room occupied by the deejay and three other ...

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Digicel Warns Against Scam Callers

Digicel is advising customers to be on the alert for scam callers, who are contacting customers under the pretence of being Digicel representatives. The telecommunications company said this scam has been taking place regarding an alleged promotion on ‘recycled calling cards’. It has been reported that scam artists have been calling Digicel customers informing them that if they return used ...

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LIME Withdraws From Teacha’s Pet

TELECOMMUNICATIONS company LIME has withdrawn its sponsorship of the television programmme Teacha’s Pet which features embattled dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel. The company withdrew its support less than a day after investigators from the Major Investigation Task Force slapped charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm on the deejay. “Due to the serious nature of the ...

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Vybz Kartel Charged With Murder

Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) investigators this evening charged Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, with murder, illegal possession of firearm and conspiracy to murder. The charges against Palmer were made following the conduct of an interview this afternoon by detectives from the MIT in the presence of his attorneys. The allegation is that on Monday, July 11, 2011, ...

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Vybz Kartel to Face Police Interrogation at 2 p.m

Jamaican Dancehall entertainer, Vybz Kartel, is to be questioned by police investigators at 2 o’ clock this afternoon. Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, was expected to be questioned on the weekend. But the Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, says the interview was put off following a request from Kartel’s attorneys. Kartel is being ...

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Bruce Golding’s Address To The Nation

Kingston, Jamaica — For those that Missed Bruce Golding’s Live Broadcast to the nation yesterday [Sunday, Oct 2, 2011] Below is his address in full. Bruce Golding: Last Sunday, I advised my party’s central executive that I would not seek re-election at the annual general conference to be held next month and I would step down as Prime Minister as ...

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PM to tell Nation on Sunday Why he’s Stepping Down

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – After nearly five days of public pressure to address the nation on his surprise announcement to resign, Prime Minister Bruce Golding is to speak in a national broadcast on Sunday, according to a release from the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Last Sunday, Golding told the JLP’s central executive that he would not be seeking re-election ...

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