The emigration of a Supreme Court reporter has stalled the appeal process for convicted dancehall entertainer, Vybz Kartel.

Almost two years ago, Vybz Kartel was convicted of murdering Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in Havendale, St. Andrew.

However, despite his attorneys filing a notice of an intention to appeal shortly after he was found guilty, the process has stalled.

Vybz Kartel’s attorney,Tom Tavares Finson, explains why they transcript of the trial is incomplete.

Mr. Tavares Finson says he has written the Chief Justice, Zaila McCalla.

Tom Tavares Finson, attorney for convicted dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel, continues his quest to have Kartel’s appeal processed

Record producer Skatta Burrell took to social media to air his opinion on the verdict. Along with a photo showing the accused Patrick Powell walking to his car, the producer wrote on Instagram.

“All I can say is free Vybz Kartel”.

Mais, a Kingston College student, shot dead when the driver of a BMW X6 reportedly opened fire on the taxi in which he was travelling after it collided with the sport utility vehicle.

Recording artiste Maestro Don is a former Kingston College student and friend of Khajeel Mais. He believes the judicial system is corrupt..

“On the brighter side, thanks for exposing this corrupt system in which we live … I am still upset not only about the verdict, but the ‘Troubled Teen’ act of defamation of your character was totally uncalled for … R.I.P Tracta …,” he wrote to Mais on

He later told The STAR that Mais was in his year group at Kingston College.

“He was a jovial person. We were in the same year group so it’s sad for me and sensitive because I feel like it could have been me or anybody in a taxi. This makes me question if the law is fair to every Jamaican, and it force me to wonder if it was just a case where they wanted to make an example out of Vybz Kartel … like mi haffi get rid of da bredda ya. Right now, I don’t think it was a fair trial,” he said.


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