A heated verbal clash between the prosecution and defense attorneys representing Gaza Boss Vybz Kartel caused a short adjournment in the murder trial that went on few days ago in the Home Circuit Court.
The adjournment was requested by the prosecuting attorney who informed the judge that she was not in possession of the case file and was not aware that Kartel had been previously offered bail in the sum of $3 million.
The heated exchange started when Kartel’s attorney Christian Tavares-Finson, requested a bail extension for his client.Kartel and his two co-accused, Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald, charged with the murder of Barrington ‘Bossie’ Bryan who was shot dead while standing among a group of persons in Gregory Park, St Catherine last year.
The new developments are that even though bail was offered in chambers at the Supreme Court, a fresh application will have to be made as the matter was still before the RM court when the bail was granted.
The artist and the persons involved with him will have to return to court today when a new bail application will be made on his behalf. Kartel was offered bail in December last year. But even if Mr Adidja Palmer, is offered bail he will have to remain behind bars as he is before the courts on several other charges. The ganja trial against Kartel was put off for April 13 due to the no-show of witnesses.
Bail Application also for Ninja Man too. Attorney Valerie Neita-Robertson, is set to apply for bail for Deejay Ninja Man in the Home Circuit Court today.
Nieta-Robertson notified court that she wished to make a bail application as the Crown witness has not been turning up for trial.She complained that the putting off of the bail applications for two and three months was an injustice to accused persons.
Buju Banton was nominated for 31st annual International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMA), scheduled to take place on July 5 in Chicago, Illinois. This is the second time Buju is being nominated for a prize since he received a ten-year sentence on federal drug charges right after winning the Grammy for Best Reggae Album last year.