Mr. Vegas the dancehall artiste, spoke about the Vybz Kartel case and the people who talk about it, he finds the issue with the argument that Lizard was a bad man, a murderer and it doesn’t matter if he died.
He believes artistes and men are to stop recruiting the youth to hurt people on their behalf.
He doesn’t like this because as an artiste he wants to uplift the youth who would come close to him. He wants every man to see how responsible they are for the future of the youth and try to help them go back on the right track.
He feels bad to see where Black people are and they just depend on the Government to do everything for them. When they need to do better as a people and start doing more to put young people on a good path so that they can eventually live in a society where we can walk down the street without being terrorized.
Mr. Vegas stated that People should not be telling the artistes that they will defend them no matter what they do.
They need to think about the society they want to live in and see what they can do to put their lives on a good path.
Vegas is telling the youth not to work for men who have money and will tell them to go out and hurt other people for them, they should let the gangsters, do their own dirty work and think about their mothers and fathers to see how they can live to make them proud and stop living to please gangsters.
Tavares-Finson said the decision has paved the way for the legal team that represents the convicted men, to take the case to the United Kingdom-based Privy Council within the 18 months.
The popular artiste Vybz Kartel was convicted in 2014 for the 2011 murder of his associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Last Friday, a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal, headed by the President, Dennis Morrison and including Justices Patrick Brookes and Frank Williams, announced their verdict just before 10 am.
“Getting a decision is very important at this point in time, because needless to say we will take the matter to the Privy Council,” his lawyer said.
Tavares-Finson said, two years since the appeal was heard and almost four years since the conviction. “In reality, we could have gone to the Privy Council and come back already in that period of time.” He responded after he was questioned about the time it took for the verdict to be reached. He thought it was an unprecedented length of time.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewelyn, said the time it took to arrive at a verdict was based on the complexity of the case and “a lot of voluminous material”. While she was being interviewed.
Paula Llewelyn stated that in our society some persons feel that because of their social status they are above the law however this ruling amongst others will prove that this is not so.