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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: No records of 'Lizard' leaving Jamaica

Published:Monday | December 9, 2013 | 1:12 PM

An administrator of Jamaica’s border management testified in the Vybz Kartel murder trial this morning that since 2005, there were no records to show that anyone by the name of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams travelled outside of Jamaica.

Deputy Director for immigration services at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Ephieum Allen, testified that a police superintendent Vernon Thompson, asked him to do a travel history for one Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

However, he said no record was found that that person has ever travelled outside of Jamaica.

He said the Air Border Management System was introduced in 2005.

Meanwhile, an attempt to have the matter adjourned today because of a lack of witness resulted in members of the defence claiming disappointment at the slow pace of the matter.

Lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor told the court that something had happened to the cybercrimes witness whose evidence had forced the matter to go in camera last week.

The prosecutor said he would not be available to attend court today nor tomorrow.

Kartel’s lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson complained that it was unacceptable with only a few days left before Christmas.

He also said those involved in the case had obligations outside of the matter.

Justice Lennox Campbell agreed but the prosecution insisted that the witness had a personal matter to attend.

The prosecution then requested time to make attempts to have another witness attend court resulting in the PICA administrator taking the stand.

Kartel is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for the August 16, 2011 alleged murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.


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