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Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel - File.
Jailed dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is worried that he will not get a fair trial for the range of offences including murder with which he has been charged.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, said this is because of how the police have been treating the matters relating to him.

In a letter to his friend, university professor Dr. Carolyn Cooper, Kartel said he is being painted as an evil DJ by day, don by night and a murderer, who is society’s number one cause for crime and violence.

He also said the police have been using the media to slaughter him and to form a public opinion of him contradicts his real image.

In the letter published in Professor Cooper’s Sunday Gleaner column, Kartel said the cops have tried his case in the public and found him guilty.

He complained that every single piece of alleged evidence and every new development in his case is broadcast on TV, as though the matter is a soap opera.

According to Kartel, he has been in court numerous times and he does not see where the cases of people accused of heinous crimes have been treated in the public sphere.
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Dancehall music lost one of its 'mothers' with the passing of Bounty Killer's mother, Miss Ivy Williams, yesterday. THE STAR took the opportunity to hear from fellow entertainers who had nothing but kind words to say about her.

 


D'Angel:

Ms Ivy was a people person ... a mother outside of a mother. You just feel comfortable when you are around her. She was a really wonderful person.

 


Merciless:

Me sorry for Killa lost cause you done know seh a mada that. Big up Mama Ivy anyweh she deh. Send my condolences to Bounty and him family. Me love Mama Ivy like how me love Mama Heckle.

 


Spice:

I send out my condolence to him and his family. He is in my prayers. Big up Bounty ... she definitely brought forth one of the biggest icons in the business.

 


Stacious:

I never got the chance to meet her but Bounty always speak highly of her, so I just want to tell the entire family to stay strong while they grieve.

Twin of Twins(Patrick):

Ms Ivy was a very humble lady, stern and disciplined and she always had kind words. The few times that I interacted with her ... I definitely can relate to such pain and turmoil ... the way of the Lord is not meant to be understood by men. The foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men.

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FOR RELEASE on Wednesday February 8th, 2012:

After 16 successfull years online, Caribbean website giant TORONTO-LIME.com closes its doors

Toronto, ON, Canada - Wednesday February 8, 2012 -: Founder and president, Jef Lo announced today that TORONTO-LIME.com will be no more after 16 years online. After being touted the number one Caribbean website for so many years the question is why?

"It's time for me to move on" says Jef. "In the initial start-up, the mission was to give Caribbean content a place on the worldwide web. Back in 1996, the only information that would appear in a search engine for the keywords 'Soca/Calypso' was about Harry Belafonte. Over the years TORONTO-LIME.com has inspired many to post their knowledge and content online. Today there’s nothing Caribbean you cannot Google. I think I've reached my goal."

When asked if this was a move to early retirement, Jef said laughingly, "Business was good, but not that good." According to Mr. Lo, his immediate plans are to take some time off before returning to his other business (Soca Bookings), where his focus will now lie in artist management and public relations.

TORONTO-LIME.com is now officially off-line. The highly prominent domain name will be up for sale within the next few weeks and speculation on how high bidding will reach for the heavily sought-after brand is anyone's guess

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