Global Week in Review: Vybz Kartel Murder Trial Gets Underway in Jamaica

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Vybz Kartel Murder Trial Gets Underway in Jamaica

Jury sworn in in Vybz Kartel murder trial; Africa's aviation industry is flying high; Afro-Brazilians struggle for equal rights, plus more global news. — Nikola Lashley

The long awaited trial of dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel got underway last week in Kingston, Jamaica. Vybz Kartel (his real name is Adidja Palmer) is on trial along with four other men for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Palmer was arrested along with the other men when blood allegedly belonging to the victim was uncovered at the star’s
St. Andrew home in August 2011.  

(Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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