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  • Attorney Jennifer Messado in custody in connection with fraud probe

    A screenshot from a video with attorney Jennifer Messado (centre foreground) on a visit to a property in St Andrew, reportedly the one relative to an ongoing police investigation.

    The police have confirmed that attorney-at law Jennifer Messado is now in custody in connection with a fraud-related investigation.

    Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey, who heads the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), told Loop News that Messado was taken into custody on Friday in connection the investigation.

    “She is in custody. It is in relation to an investigation of the fraudulent attempt at the sale of a property on Waterloo Road (in St Andrew),” said Bailey.

    He said the attorney is presently being questioned by investigators, and declined to comment on whether or not she would remain in custody over the weekend.

     

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  • I want back Gully Bop' - Amari vows to fight for ex-lover

    Although she throws 'shade' at Gully Bop in her latest single, 'Where is Bop?', social media blogger Amari says the entertainer is still the love of her life.

    "We were musical partners. [He was] my fiancÈ and the person who truly discovered me. He was my soulmate, and I need him back in my life. If it doesn't happen in this life, when we die, I hope we will reconcile," she said.

    In the song Where is Bop?, she takes jabs at her former lover, leaving many critics saying that her obsession for the entertainer is never-ending.

    In addition to alleging in the song that Gully Bop "eats meat", Amari raps that he still lives in his car and still has no teeth.

    In an interview with THE STAR in January, Bop admitted to sleeping in his vehicle but insisted he is neither poor nor homeless.

    Amari said that in addition to Where is Bop? being a mainstream hit, she believes it will "definitely be a comeback for Gully Bop".

    "It is all entertainment. Despite all the realistic statements I made in the song, I did mention that Bop is still a superstar," she said.

     

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    She said that the song was originally written to speak about her love for Bop, but she decided to adjust the lyrics after hearing the comments he had made about her in a now deleted Facebook Live video.

    In late 2014, a homeless Gully Bop rose to fame after a video of him freestyling went viral. By 2015, Gully Bop had secured work permits for the United States, the United Kingdom and several Caribbean islands. He then proved to be quite the ladies' man, having then 25-year-old Shauna Chin on his arm. Then came Amari, Olive, and recently, Deborrah Nicholson. But according to Amari, Gully Bop will never be happy with anyone except her.

    "They only know of the artiste, but they never took the time out to know Mr Robert Lee Malcolm. He is an articulate person. I am the only one who knows of his pain. I was his therapist, and I spent time listening to him and allowing him to cry and let out his frustrations," she said.

    As it relates to his new 'wife', Amari thinks it's all fake.

    "The media always run with it, from the fake 50 Cent deal to the newborn baby. He needs to come up with some new lyrics to stay relevant. I don't think they are married. I believe he is single, and I don't think she can attribute anything to his life on a professional level. He needs a strong woman. My engagement to him was real," she said.

    Amari said she will continue to fight for Bop and has even started the #WhereisBop hashtag.

    "My fans are loyal, so they keep me up with his every move, but I have to be cautious because it will seem as if I am really a crazy woman stalking this man. But I imagine being onstage and singing Where is Bop?, and out of nowhere, Bop comes on stage. I wish a promoter could set up something like that," she said.

     

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  • Vybz Kartel transferred to St Catherine prison - source

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    Incarcerated dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel has been transferred to the St Catherine District prison, a move that has captured the interest of the prison population.

    “The deejay just arrive today about 3 or so, Kahiro (Kahiro Jones, Vybz Kartel's co-accused) get transfer to GP and Ninjaman gone a Horizon,” a reliable source told Loop Jamaica reporter Claude Mills.

    Tom Tavares Finson could not confirm if Kartel had been transferred to St Catherine District prison and expressed genuine surprise.

    He however pointed to Kartel’s upcoming appeal on July 7th and expressed optimism about the deejay’s chanced to have the conviction quashed.

    “I believe that we have an excellent chance to overturn the conviction, we shall see on July 7th,” he said.

    Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, along with three co-accused, including Kahiro Jones, were convicted of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

    They are all now serving life sentences as a result of the conviction.

     

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  • Three killed in fire at nightclub in St Mary

    The remains of the nightclub, which fire destroyed Thursday morning.

    St Mary has again been rocked by tragedy as three persons reportedly died in a fire at a nightclub in Trinity in Port Maria on Thursday morning.

    The victims have not yet been identified, and firefighters are still at the scene.

    Initial reports are that about 3 am, residents saw fire coming from the nightclub and alerted police and fire personnel.

    Two fire units from the Port Maria and Ocho Rios Fire Department responded to the blaze.

    The cause of the fire is not yet known.

    A large crowd is now gathered at the scene.

    It is the second major tragedy to hit Port Maria residents in as many weeks, following last week's gruesome killing of Neville Tucker, otherwise called 'Syrup', of Rectory Street in the town. Tucker was chopped to death and his house set ablaze with his body inside.

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  • Shot fired at windshield wiper hits female motorist in Liguanea

    Screenshot of a video showing an alleged eyewitness in Liguanea, St Andrew detailing his account of an incident which left a woman nursing gunshot wounds.

    Police are now in Liguanea, St Andrew following a shooting incident which left a woman nursing gunshot wounds.

    Details are still unclear at this time but reports are that sometime on Thursday morning, explosions were heard in the vicinity of the Sovereign Centre, and the woman was subsequently found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

    When contacted by Loop News, police confirmed the shooting but could not immediately provide further details.

    But while the lawmen attempt to gather more information, a windscreen wiper who plies his trade in the area has alleged that he was target of the shooting.

    The man claimed that a licensed firearm holder became incensed at him and subsequently chased and fired wildly at him.

    "He ran me down and selected his gun and fired it... it whistles across my ear and ended up hitting the woman," he said in a video making the rounds online.

    Another windscreen wiper supported his claim in an interview with Loop News.

    “The man was approached by the man who wipes windows and after an argument, he pulled his firearm,” the alleged eyewitness said.

    The alleged eyewitness said the woman was inadvertently hit by gunfire while heading out of a business place.

     

     

     

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