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Lawyers for jailed Jamaican entertainer Vybz Kartel are expected to make a bail application when the artiste appears in the Gun Court Division of the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and illegal possession of firearm. The charges relate to the shooting death of St Catherine businessman and promoter Barrington Burton. Burton was shot and killed while standing with friends in Gregory Park, St Catherine, in July. Last night, Kartel’s lawyer, Christian Tavares-Finson said the prosecution is relying on weak circumstantial evidence to convict his client. However, Tavares-Finson would not elaborate, saying he would further comment when he makes his case in court today. The popular entertainer has been in custody since he was held along with three other persons at a New Kingston hotel two weeks ago for possession of ganja. -Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
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Photograph by Russell James Rihanna has no doubt creating weaves over the last two years, with her music, videos, her performances on her "loud: tour and not to mention her mood of dress. Rihanna is not considered the " Sexiest Woman Alive 2011", a honour that she totally deserves. In the November issue of Esquire Magazine , which will hit stand on October 16, Rihanna pose tastefully "Nude" for the cover. In the issue she talks about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. "It's incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan. Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I've put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have." She also spoke about how she felt about the people of her native country Barbados. Early on…
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Ne-Yo (left) and producer Troyton Hinds. - Contributed Amassing some 700,000 hits on YouTube following its release this summer, music producer Troyton Hinds has confirmed that video discussions are now underway for the hit Dancehall/R&B infused single I Know You Want Me (remix) featuring Mavado and international star Ne-Yo. Produced and released on his Troyton Music label, the move to launch a corresponding video spells exciting times and indicates positive moves for the Jamaican music scene, Hinds said. "The song has been doing phenomenally well and this video would only serve to raise the profile of the Jamaican music industry. It's really great that international acts are taking an interest in working more frequently with Jamaican artistes and producers. I hope this leads to bigger things for our industry players." Ahead of the upcoming video which is likely to be shot in New York, the song continues to make its global rounds, having been officially released on music networking site iTunes and Amazon through 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution a few weeks ago. "The song is now officially out on iTunes and the reviews have been very positive so far. It's also being spun heavily on airwaves across the Diaspora including…
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DAEGU, South Korea (AP)—Kirani James of Grenada fought from behind to beat favorite LaShawn Merritt of the United States at the line to win the 400 meters Tuesday at the world championships. Merritt long looked like taking gold, but James never gave up and dipped at the line to finish in a personal best 44.60 seconds. It was Grenada’s first world championship medal. Merritt finished in 44.63 for silver and Kevin Borlee of Belgium took bronze in 44.90
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By Susan Mohammed Story Created: Aug 22, 2011 at 12:54 AM ECT PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night declared a limited State of Emergency in "hot spots" across the country which took effect from midnight. Persad-Bissessar did not say where the State of Emergency's regulations would apply or when they would cease, saying she would give more details today. However sources indicated that it should apply in several areas across the country. She said there was a need to implement strict conditions because of the crime spree over the weekend where 11 persons were killed in just over 48 hours. The Prime Minister said: "The current crime spree dictates that more must be done and stronger action has to be employed now. The situation cannot continue like this without a response commensurate with the wanton acts of violence and lawlessness; it must be a response as well that will halt the current spike in gang activity and crime in general in the shortest possible time". The Prime Minister, who has been recuperating at her home since Wednesday suffering from a bout of dengue, yesterday held emergency meetings at her home from 4 p.m., first with the National Security Council consisting…