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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 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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VYBZ KARTEL murder trial pushed back six months

The murder trial involving Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, real name Adijah Palmer, and five others has been pushed back to November.

The trial, concerning the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams, will now take place between 18 November and 6 December after the matter came before Supreme Court judge Marjorie Cole-Smith yesterday morning (27 May). 

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VYBZ KARTEL denied bail again

Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, real name Adidja Palmer, has been denied bail again in relation to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

According to the Jamaica Gleaner his attorney, Valerie Neita Robertson, made the application; however prosecutor Joan Barnett opposed it. 

The deejay and his co-accused are expected to return to court on 27 May when the trial gets underway.

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VYBZ KARTEL trial rescheduled again: Date set for May

Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, real name Adidja Palmer, has had one of his murder trials moved back to May due to an “insufficient amount of jurors”.

Palmer and his co-accused appeared before the Home Circuit Court in Kingston yesterday (21 January) where he was scheduled to stand trial, marking the fourth time the trial has failed to get off the ground.

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Second VYBZ KARTEL murder trial postponed

A new trial date has been set for dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL and his co-defendants in relation to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

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VYBZ KARTEL murder trial postponed to 3 December

The murder trial of Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL - and co-accused Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald - has been postponed until December.

As reported on Caribbean360, the trial was scheduled to get underway in the Home Circuit on 30 October, but was rescheduled to 3 December as the prosecution said it was not ready.

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Video evidence surfaces in VYBZ KARTEL case

The prosecution in the murder case involving VYBZ KARTEL has revealed in court that it has video and telephone evidence tying the accused men to the killing.

The court was told yesterday that the video showed Clive 'Lizard' Williams being mobbed and beaten to death in Havendale, St Andrew, on 16 August.

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“Outlaw Medley”: official video released

GAZA EMPIRE has released the official video for “Outlaw Medley”, featuring VYBZ KARTEL, GAZA SLIM, SHAWN STORM and SHEBA.

Check it out here:

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PORTMORE EMPIRE releases “Empire For Ever” video

PORTMORE EMPIRE members VYBZ KARTEL, POPCAAN, SHAWN STORM and GAZA SLIM have released the video for “Empire For Ever”.

Casting is also underway for a new reality TV show featuring dancehall deejay VYBZ KARTEL.

The show is called “Teacha’s Pet” and will see the Jamaican artist court 10 local girls and 10 foreign girls, all vying for his attention.

Casting ends on 5 August.

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