It appears ... Lizard's family getting no benefit from Kartel's music
It appears that the family of Clive 'Lizard' Williams has not been benefiting from the proceeds of Vybz Kartel's music.
Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for Lizard's murder and speculation is rife that the Gaza boss has been recording music behind bars and smuggling it out into the society.
Tom Tavares-Finson, the attorney for Vybz Kartel, said no ruling was made in court during the murder trial of the entertainer that Lizard's family should benefit from proceeds of any music recorded while in prison.
"(Judge Lennox) Campbell had made some enquires about it. He had enquired as to whether or not he could make such an order and I think he was told no," Tavares-Finson said yesterday.
Asked if Lizard's family was benefiting from the recent recordings, Tavares-Finson said he was unaware of Vybz Kartel recording music in prison.
"Which recordings? I have no idea what you're talking about. I really don't know," Tavares-Finson said.
He continued: "Which recordings? I really don't follow up on any of these things ... . I don't know anything about it. That's not my department. It's above my pay grade."
Speculation has been rife that Vybz Kartel has been illegally recording songs behind bars.
Pearnel Charles Jr, the junior national security minister, said several new measures have been insitituted in the prisons, which are aimed to stop the smuggling of contraband, such as devices that allow inmates to communicate with members of the society without permission.
"The possibility [that] there are consistent breaches of regulations that allow persons to have in their possession, without permission, these communication devices that are used not just for the release of music, but to give instructions to orchestrate criminal activities, that's much more important for me," Charles Jr told THE WEEKEND STAR.
Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman told THE WEEKEND STAR that "There is no law for that" when asked if Lizard's family should be benefiting from the recent recordings done by Vybz Kartel.
"They can sue him and get compensation," he said, while pointing out that the only remedy to Lizard's family at this stage is to have the matter addressed in civil court.