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            [post_content] => Convicted murderer and Dancehall Artiste Adidja Palmer known more popularly as Vybz Kartel has taken steps with the advice of his attorney to file a defamation lawsuit against outgoing Jamaica's outgoing police commissioner Owen Ellington and local media juggernaut Television Jamaica (TVJ).

Attornery Tom Tavares-Finson said his client's action comes as a result of scrutiny and falsification of information that was aired on Television Jamaica on April 9, 2014. It is said outgoing commissioner, Owen Ellington made an appearance on a popular Jamaican programme known as All Angles and declared that that Mr. Palmer was linked to more than 100 murders through his gang operations among other accusations.

The entertainer's legal team was not pleased with the portrayal of their client on national television and as such legal documents have been signed along with the necessary paper work to be brought to the High Court on Tuesday.

The attorney stated that the comments made by Mr. Ellington were prejudicial to the appeal filed by Adidja Palmer against his conviction. Mr. Tavares-Finson said the notes of evidence for the legal process have not yet been completed. Vybz Kartel was convicted for the murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams on March 13, 2014 and is currently attempting to overturn a 30 year prison sentence.

 
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Vybz Kartel Sues Jamaica's Outgoing Police Commissioner

July 10, 2014
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Convicted murderer and Dancehall Artiste Adidja Palmer known more popularly as Vybz Kartel has taken steps with the advice of his attorney to file a defamation lawsuit against outg...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Trinidad and Tobago's government has signalled it's intention to pay the outstanding balance of US$1.3 million owed to 13 member of its 2006 World Cup squad. It is expected that is move will end the long standing dispute between the players and the national football federation.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar noted that while the government was not obligated to settle the dispute, it was mindful of the “long and protracted legal battles waged by these football heroes of ours”  and was also aware of the fact the national federation was not in a position to honor its words.

“On the eve of the FIFA World Cup semi-finals 2014 I think it is appropriate that we honour these players and settle their long outstanding battle for the payments due them,” Mrs. Persaud-Bissessar told a media conference.

“Let us move beyond the grievances and rekindle the spirit of togetherness and patriotism engendered by such a historic moment. She continued: “As we gather to witness the excitement of the World Cup semi-finals and finals starting tomorrow (Tuesday) we can celebrate our own time knowing there are only pleasant memories and acknowledged heroes.”

The members of the squad argued that they were never paid the total amount owed to them following their historic World Cup Campaign in Germany 2006 and as such sued the national federation. The case brought a monetary fruition worth US$3 million of which US$1.7 million was paid with US$1.3 outstanding.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar, took time out to remind the nation that the national team dubbed the "Soca Warriors" had been a huge source of pride for all Trinidadians.

“They healed every national wound, bridged every divide, and brought us together across all boundaries, there were no political, social, religious or ethnic differences, we acclaimed ourselvesand embraced each other in a celebration of genuine patriotic pride,” she pointed out.

“The sense of belonging and togetherness engendered must remain as a constant reminder to us of what is possible when we acknowledge ourselves and remember that at the end of the day we all share this special place called Trinidad and Tobago.”

 

 

 
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T&T Ready To Settle 2006 FIFA World Cup Salaries

July 9, 2014
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Trinidad and Tobago's government has signalled it's intention to pay the outstanding balance ofUS$1.3 million owed to 13 member of its 2006 World Cup squad. It is expected that is ...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => The Antigua Government has move to quickly put out the fire that has been circulating in the media with regards to new vehicle purchases following the appointment of newly announced Prime Minister Gaston Browne. In a brief statement the Office of  the Permanent Secretary said that it was made aware of the rumours and wanted “to place on record that this assertion is incorrect and can only be viewed as an effort to mislead the public."

According to the office following the closing of the June 12 general elections “as is customary and in accordance with internationally accepted protocols, in the interest of the Prime Minister’s health and safety, an assessment was made of the current fleet of vehicles available for his use. A number of the vehicles were discovered to be defective with inoperable windows, air conditioning, steering, shocks and suspension systems and infested with pests including ants and cockroaches.”

The statement released outlined that Prime Minister Gaston Browne  “instructed the Permanent Secretary that it is his desire not to have the defective vehicles replaced, therefore reducing the fleet of vehicles used by the former prime minister from six to three vehicles.

“The decision of Prime Minister Browne to decrease his fleet of vehicles is in keeping with his administration’s policy of reducing the excesses of government including the use of police officers as personal aides of ministers including the Prime Minister.”

The Office of the Permanent Secretary further made it's dissatisatifaction known stating that it is "unfortunate" that a member of the media "did not seek verification" from the office before misinforming the public.

“This is not only irresponsible journalism …but also places the Prime Minister and his protective team’s security at risk,” the statement  read in closing.

 
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Antigua Government Denies Automobile Purchases

July 5, 2014
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The Antigua Government has move to quickly put out the fire that has been circulating in the media with regards to new vehicle purchases following the appointment of newly announce...Continue reading