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Uproar As Jamaicans Learn Of Vybz Kartel’s Covid Vaccination


Jamaicans have elicited a raging war to a media publication ‘The Gleaner’ over the reporting of incarcerated Star Adidja Palmer commonly known as Vybz Kartel receiving the first dose of  Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine, the Clarks Singer was among the prisoners who prisoners who received the jab on Friday.

According to Jamaican’s, the jailed Singer enjoys a wide media coverage and now preference on Covid vaccine unlike other issues of national importance.

News of Kartel’s vaccination was also relayed by his attorney Isat Buchanan who revealed the Singer is responding well to the jab’s side effects by using pain killers only complaining of hunger.

“I saw Mr Palmer on Saturday and he is doing well. He is taking his panadol and even told me that  the side effect he is experiencing is mostly hunger” Stated Vybz attorney Isat Buchanan.

Senator Mathew Samuda Intervened To Have Kartel Vaccinated

According to Vybz Kartel’s attorney  Isat Buchanan, it wasn’t easy to have his client vaccinated due to the high risk involved in transportation of inmates from the Maximum Correctional Facility and it was only made possible after the intervention of Senator Mathew Samuda a minister without portfolio in the Ministry of National Security.

“I am happy not just as the dancehall entertainer’s attorney but to see that the Government and minister Samuda when times calls for governance he stepped up so the vaccine could be administered to the inmates” explained Buchanan. He disclosed the number of inmates already vaccinated as 200.

Dissenting Voices

Following the development, we sampled a few of the dissenting voices.

“A convicted murderer, and we are concerned about well he is doing after vaccination? What about Freddie McGregor, Shaggy? Why not use citizens who are more upstanding to promote vaccines? we gone to the dawgs mi tell yu. KMT” fired one user, “An incarcerated, convicted criminal got vaccinated and this medium is reporting on his progress. This has to be the best place on earth to be a murderer.” Shot another user.

 Kartel who was convicted for the 2014 murder of Clive Williams and sent to life imprisonment is appealing to be set free with revelations of messages from his Blackberry phone being corrupted to fix him.Share your thoughts on Kartel’s vaccination.

By Steve Osaka.