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Guardian drops end of year reggae playlist

Erin MacLeod, writing for The Guardian, has revealed her latest playlist featuring the best reggae, dancehall and soca of 2015.

According to this list Jamaicans still rule the roost with PROTOJE’s “Answer To Your Name”, “Well Done” by KABAKA PYRAMID and a big track by imprisoned dancehall star VYBZ KARTEL.

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Guardian drops new reggae and soca playlist

The Guardian has issued its latest reggae, dancehall and soca playlist selected by Erin MacLeod.

This month the playlist features a Christmas song from VYBZ KARTEL along with some soca from BENJAI and BUNJI GARLIN.

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Guardian puts out reggae playlist

The Guardian has put out a new reggae, dancehall and soca playlist featuring FACE T, POPCAAN and FARMER NAPPY.

Erin MacLeod has selected the following tracks this month from “Mi Nuh Trust Friend (Weh Fren Aguh)”, “Happy Street Riddim” by ONE ARMY ENTERTAINMENT and finishing up with “Everybody” by VYBZ KARTEL.

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Guardian puts out new dancehall playlist

The Guardian has published its latest reggae, dancehall and soca playlist featuring VYBZ KARTEL, CHRONIXX, DESTRA and more.

Erin MacLeod has selected the tracks this month which include an homage to the culture of dancehall, a reggae-dub mashup from Hackney’s RUDIMENTAL and a political rabòday track about “farters”.

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New Guardian playlist: KARTEL, CAPLETON & PROTOJE

The Guardian has put out its latest reggae, dancehall and soca playlist featuring new tracks from the likes of Jamaican artists VYBZ KARTEL, CAPLETON and PROTOJE.

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MICK JAGGER cites VYBZ KARTEL as favourite rapper

ROLLING STONES frontman MICK JAGGER has named dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL among his favourite rappers.

Jagger said: “My favourite rappers are Vybz Kartel, I like him, and I guess Jay-Z”

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Guardian drops reggae, dancehall and soca playlist

Erin MacLeod, writing for The Guardian newspaper, has put out a new reggae, dancehall and soca playlist featuring tracks from KABAKA PYRAMID and VYBZ KARTEL.

The latest selection also features Ghanaian reggae from ROCKY DAWUNI and top soca from DESTRA and LEAD PIPE & SADDIS.

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KARTEL murder trial witness shot dead

Damion “Ratty” Orrett, a key witness in the VYBZ KARTEL murder trial, has been shot and killed in Portmore, Jamaica.

According to Urban Islandz, the incident occurred in Waterford on Monday morning where Orrett was “gunned down by armed thugs”.

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Guardian puts out reggae, dancehall & soca playlist

The Guardian has put out a brand new reggae, dancehall and soca playlist ‘from Kingston to Kampala’.

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Date set for VYBZ KARTEL conspiracy trial

Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL and protege GAZA SLIM will return to court on 27 October to face a conspiracy trial.

The singers, real names Adidja Palmer and Vanessa Saddler, are both charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to the police investigation into the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

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VYBZ KARTEL gets 35 years

Adidja Palmer, better known as Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, and three co-accused including SHAWN STORM, have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Palmer will serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole. 

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VYBZ KARTEL sentencing postponed

Adidja Palmer, better known as Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, has had his sentencing postponed to next week.

According to the Jamaica Observer Justice Lennox Campbell and the lawyers involved in the case agreed that certain guidelines regarding sentencing were not "ironed out".

Sentencing is now scheduled for 3 April in the Supreme Court.

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VYBZ KARTEL found guilty of murder

Jamaican dancehall star VYBZ KARTEL and three co-defendants have been found guilty of murdering associate Clive “Lizard” Williams.

The high-profile 65-day trial was the longest running criminal hearing in the history of Jamaica's circuit court system.

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Jurors return to court for VYBZ KARTEL trial

The jurors in the murder trial of dancehall star VYBZ KARTEL are expected to return to court later today in Kingston, Jamaica.

According to the Jamaica Observer, the jurors were sent home last month to facilitate a ‘voir dire’, or trial within a trial, to decide the admissibility of evidence from witness Patrick Linton - a former head of the police cybercrime unit.

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VYBZ KARTEL trial goes into fifth week

The trial of dancehall star VYBZ KARTEL, real name Adidja Palmer, in relation to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams is going into its fifth week.

The high profile trial at Jamaica’s Home Circuit Court was scheduled to take just three weeks. However it now looks increasingly likely that it will continue into the New Year.

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VYBZ KARTEL murder trial gets underway today

Dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL is due to start his murder trial today in the Supreme Court in Kingston, Jamaica.

If there are no more delays the performer, real name Adidja Palmer, will face a jury for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

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Police accused of trying to prejudice KARTEL case

Lawyers representing Adidja Palmer [VYBZ KARTEL] have accused the police of trying to prejudice his case by issuing a press release about their investigations into the murder of Patrick “Roach” Samuels.

Samuels, who at one point was KARTEL's road manager, was shot dead in the early hours of the morning on Sunday.

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Dancehall producer ROACH shot dead

Jamaican dancehall producer Patrick Samuels, better known as ROACH, has been found dead along Manning Hill Road in Kingston.

According to the Jamaica Observer, the producer was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds, and was killed by unknown assailants in the early hours of the morning.

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VYBZ KARTEL not guilty in Burton murder trial

A judge in the trial of dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL has asked the jury to enter a formal verdict of “not guilty” in relation to the murder of Barrington “Bossy” Burton.

As reported in the Jamaica Gleaner, the jury in Jamaica’s Home Circuit Court has also freed the co-accused Lenburgh McDonald and Nigel Thompson.

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KARTEL update: Defence to respond to submissions

The defence in the VYBZ KARTEL murder trial will this week prepare to respond to submissions by the prosecution to get key witness statements admitted into evidence. 

As reported in the Jamaica Gleaner a hearing of the application, which started in the absence of the jury last week, is continuing.

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