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  • Marley family sues Fabian

    The Bob Marley Foundation and 56 Hope Road Music Limited have filed a lawsuit in the Commercial Court against entertainer Fabian Marley.

    The Bob Marley Foundation controls the rights to the Bob Marley name in Jamaica, while 56 Hope Road Music controls the rights to the name in the rest of the world.

    News emerged last month that a DNA test revealed that Fabian Marley is not the son of the reggae legend.

    In the documents filed in court on Wednesday, the companies are seeking an injunction to prevent Fabian Marley from using the Bob Marley name or associating himself or any of his business activities with Bob Marley's name or image.

    The court is also being asked to order Fabian Marley to stop using the name Marley and to change his last name.

    They are also seeking damages for Fabian using the Marley name for personal gains.

    The court documents state that the defendant was named Oniel Stanford when he was born in 1968 and changed his name by deed poll in 2012.

    They posit that Fabian Marley markets himself as the son of Bob Marley, which is likely to lead the public to believe that he and his music are associated with Bob Marley. They say he has been asked repeatedly to stop using the name, but has refused to do so.

     

     
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  • ELEPHANT MAN FREED OF RAPE CHARGES AFTER COMPLAINANT DIES

    After over 4 years, Dancehall artiste Elephant Man was today freed of rape charges after the prosecution offered no evidence against him.
     
    The entertainer appeared in the Home Circuit Court this morning on charges of rape, buggery and grievous sexual assault following an incident at his St. Andrew home in January 2012.
     
    However, the prosecution said it could offer no evidence against the artiste because the complainant has died and was buried on January 17.
     
    It is not clear how she died.
     
    It said it would not be allowed to submit the complainant’s written statement under the Evidence Amendment Act.
     
    Investigators said a woman filed a police report claiming that Elephant Man had sexually assaulted her.
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  • UWI student allegedly used ‘scamming’ to pay school tuition

     

    A University of the West Indies (UWI) student who was arrested on multiple fraud and scamming related charges, after he allegedly defrauded a United States citizen of US$3450 and used it to pay his tuition accused was today hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

    Cheves Allen, who is a second year Actuarial Science student, is charged with transporting money using access device, obtaining credit by fraud, six counts of unauthorised access to computer data, six counts of conspiracy to transport money using access device, five counts of possession of identity information and transporting money using access device.

    He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

    Allegations are that between January 2, 2015 and August 10, 2015, the accused the credit card of a United States citizen, without authorisation, to pay his school fee. An accountant at UWI detected the fraud when the actual credit card holder reversed the transaction.

     

    The police later carried out a search at Allen’s home and discovered telephone numbers, names, banking information and addresses of US citizens. It is also alleged that Allen runs a business at UWI, where he employs and tutors other students on scamming.

    After the allegations were read, the Judge, Judith Pusey said, “You are what they call an educated scammer.”

    However, Allen’s lawyer painted a different picture of the situation. He claimed Allen did not defraud anyone by using his or her credit card. He said Allen has been working online for an overseas company doing data entry, and he advised his employer to deposit his pay directly to the university.

    As for the US citizen’s information which were found at Allen’s home, his lawyer claims they are not of US Citizens, but that of the people Allen employs to do data entry for the company as well.

    He was denied bail and is to reappear in court on Monday. A fingerprint order was made.

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  • Chin, Bop deny getting back together Gully Bop ah call off mi phone, say him waan mi back

    Diamond Music Empire recording artiste Shauna Chin, aka Chin, Chin has denied recent online reports that she and Gully Bop may be getting back together.

    "Gully Bop ah call off mi phone, say him waan mi back and ah say mi mustn't talk to anybody else. But I am not going back into any relationship with him. It's over. Mi see him pon front page a paper ah model with new girl," a defiant Chin Chin said.

    However, when contacted by THE STAR, Gully Bop rubbished the claims made by his former fiancEe.

    "A Chin want me back. Right now a music me a focus pon. A studio me deh. Me have a video wid me and Chin, and when me a watch it back, it start bring up memories, so me just lock it off," he said.

    Chin Chin and Gully Bop are slated to perform at Nine Miles Music Festival in St Ann tomorrow. This will be the first event Chin Chin and Gully Bop will be appearing on together, since their break-up. Social media sites have claimed that the two will be going head-to-head in a lyrical clash, however, Gully Bop denied this.

    "Me and her naah clash. We a nuh friend. We nuh inna no relationship. She take the left and me take the right. Me not even want she talk to me. She diss me bad, and me done wid her," Gully Bop said.

    Harry Shivnani of Nine Miles Foundation, a promoter of the festival, told us though both acts are booked to perform, he has no knowledge of a clash.

    "I don't really know what is going to happen on stage. If they are going to clash, they will clash. It should be a nice event to come to," he said.

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  • Lisa Hyper Denies Eviction From Home - Artiste says she neither pays rent nor lives in Portmore

    Dancehall artiste Lisa Hyper is now rubbishing claims that she has been evicted from a house in Portmore, St Catherine, because of non-payment of rent.

    According to the reports, which have been circulating on several social media pages, the artiste owes $350,500 in rent, and is now staying with family in Seaview Gardens, Kingston.

    However, Lisa Hyper denies those claims, stressing that she does not live in Portmore.

    "That is not true. I don't know who started that rumour, but it's a lie. I don't live in Portmore. I don't even live in a rented house, so I can't owe rent. Furthermore, mi nuh have nobody inna Seaview," she said

    NO STATEMENT MADE

    The online report also quoted fellow artiste Spice as saying that the situation Lisa Hyper found herself in was a shameful one. Spice, however, denied that she made the statement.

    "I'm not aware of that. I didn't even hear about it till now, and I certainly didn't comment on it anywhere either," she said

    Currently promoting her latest single, Twist and Turn, Lisa Hyper added that she has been busy in the studio working on several new singles. She also recently performed at a bike show in Negril with reggae artiste Turbulence.

    "Females are definitely gonna love this song. It full a vibes. I also just released a new EP called Priceless, which was produced by AllFaces Ent, which is now available on iTunes."

    She is also gearing up for a show in Canada in the upcoming weeks.

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