Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vybz Kartel, Gaza Slim corruption trial delayed August 12, 2014

THE corruption trial of entertainers Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim yesterday suffered yet another delay and failed to start in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer; Gaza Slim, whose given name is Vanessa Saddler; and their co-accused Andre Henry are facing charges of attempting and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

However, the case was postponed due to the unavailability of witnesses and the late serving of documents by the Crown.

 The absence of defence lawyer Pierre Rodgers, who is representing the female entertainer, also factored in the postponement.

Rodgers, who had an emergency and had to leave the island, was yesterday represented by Attorney Nicole Burgher. However, when the trial was about to start, Burgher informed the court that she had just received five witness statements and would need time to peruse the documents and to get instructions from her client.

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