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Vybz Kartel has reportedly escaped from prison in Jamaica after holding an officer at gunpoint. Reports have surfaced that the Dancehall artist started a riot at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre and has fled in Jamaica's biggest prison escape in history. TheHypeLifeMag reports that Vybz - real name Adidja Palmer - managed to take control of the prison after holding an officer at gunpoint. As a result, a prison officer died of a heart attack and 12 others were injured - two were shot with guns that had been smuggled into the prison. Shortly after 1am, Vybz and other jailmates stole clothes and car keys from prison guards and created stories to help get past other officers. At approximately 1:45am, the convicts made their way to a pickup truck outside the prison which helped them to escape. The Force Commissioner of the Criminal Investigations Branch has confirmed that Vybz is on the run and he and the other escapees are now on Jamaica's most wanted list. Vybz has been charged with murdering two men earlier this year.
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After a summer of beta testing and months of rumors, Google officially launched its long-rumored Google Music service on Wednesday in an attempt to compete with the undisputed champion of digital downloading, Apple's iTunes. The initial reaction from Silicon Valley tech writers was that the service was, well, pretty similar to iTunes, but, you know, not as great. Google's bid to break Apple's decade-long supremacy in the digital music realm allows users to store up to 20,000 songs in their personal locker on the Google cloud service. That is similar to what Apple's Match cloud server offers its users, except, according to one Google exec, his company won't be charging an annual fee to allow users to listen to their own music on the cloud. (Apple's Match charges a $25 annual fee for storage.) So far, Google has signed up three of the four major record labels -- Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI -- but has not yet reached a deal with the Warner Music Group, which has a 20-percent share of the U.S. market. Among the Warner acts you won't find on Google Music are Wiz Khalifa, Nickelback, Frank Sinatra, Green Day, Gucci Mane and Mastodon.…
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div.width-fix { max-width: 610px; } Former West Indies captain Brian Lara and former T&T footballers Dwight Yorke and Russell Latapy will be inducted into the First Citizens Sports Foundation’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on November 23. Lara and Yorke have already confirmed their attendance while Latapy, who is currently in Scotland, has expressed a strong interest in coming. This was announced during a press conference at the Queen’s Park Oval in St Clair yesterday. The trio are among a group of 13 local sporting legends selected to be honoured by the Foundation’s 12-member panel, which is chaired by Dr Keith Clifford. The other inductees will include: Ann Browne-John (Cricket/Hockey), Hubert “Taffy” Crichlow (Table Tennis/Basketball), Victor Gamaldo (Football), Bernard Julien (Cricket), Richard Nieves (Hockey/Football), Jeanette Georgetti-Pantin (Cycling Hockey) and the late quartet of Zeno Constance (Athletics), Aldwin Ferguson (Football/Hockey), Jack Noriega (Cricket) and Pascall Roberts (Cricket). The Hall of Fame was established in 1984 and has since initiated 181 athletes, administrators, coaches and referees including Olympic medallists Hasely Crawford and Ato Boldon, Test cricketers Ian Bishop and Learie Constantine and T&T’s 1979 World Championship-winning netball team. In order to qualify, an individual must have…
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Vybz Kartel Thu, November 17, 2011 - 11:11 AM Embattled dancehall entertainer, Vybz Kartel, is now being probed in relation to five other murder cases. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is now before the courts in relation to two murder cases. However, the Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, said probes carried out by detectives have implicated Kartel in five additional murders that took place in the Corporate Area and St Catherine. ACP Powell said charges are expected to be laid against the controversial DJ soon. On October 3, Kartel was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in connection with the killing of businessman Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton. Weeks later, the artiste was slapped with the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Williams was beaten and stabbed on August 16 at a house in Havendale, St Andrew. ACP Powell said his team of detectives is also pursuing other members of the entertainment industry. (Jamaica Gleaner)
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Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death Michael Jackson . Conrad who was born in St. Andrews, Grenada, was immediately remanded into custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department without bail. Murray, who had admitted to administering Propofol to Jackson every day for two months until his death on June 25, 2009, could serve up to four years in prison . He will be sentenced on November 29.