Roads closed for Kartel verdict
KINGSTON – The police will close off several roadways in the downtown Kingston area surrounding the Supreme Court building where convicted murderer Vybz Kartel is expected to be sentenced today.
In a media statement yesterday, the police said the roads will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today. King Street, on which the Supreme Court building is located, will be closed to vehicular traffic between Harbour Street and South Parade. Merchants and business operators will be allowed limited access to this area. Several other streets will also be close to vehicular traffic. The police say only court officials and police vehicles will be able to access Church Street from the direction of South Parade or Tower Street. Police personnel will man all points of closure, and members of the public should obey all instructions given by them. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, Shawn Campbell otherwise called, Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones and Andre St John were found guilty of the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams almost two weeks ago. A fourth accused, Shane Williams was freed. High court judge, Lennox Campbell is to hand down the sentences. (Gleaner)