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Serena breaks Tennis Grand Slam record; Federer returns to top

In a rare all-Williams sisters Major finals, Serena defeats her sister Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 in the finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament to win her record-breaking 23rd Major [tournament], breaking the record of tennis great Steffi Graf (22).

In another rare finals these days, 17 time Major winner, Roger Federer, defeated rival Rafael “Rafa” Nadal in the Men’s section to win 18th major and move 4 ahead of Rafael Nadal.

Congratulations to probably the greatest players… er… definitely the greatest?… well the two greatest of their era at least, Serena Williams and Roger Federer. It’s hard to match up era with era.

We welcome and entertain comments from Caribbean tennis fans and people who are not tennis fans but like the Williams sisters, Roger Federer, or Rafael Nadal.

Donald J. Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States of America

Donald J. Trump was, today, sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America (USA), succeeding 2-term [now former President] Barack H. Obama.

Please join Yowlink in praying that the United States succeeds under his president-ship. Otherwise, we lose.

Yawdies, Trinis, Bajans, Guyanese, Caribbean peeps, Americans, do you have any feedback? We welcome respectable, healthy debates.

Vybez Kartel Faces Life After Guilty Verdict

Dancehall Reggae artist Vybz Kartel has been convicted of murder. In a high-profile trial under heavy security, Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and three of the four co-defendants were found guilty of killing, Clive “Lizard” Williams, in a dispute over missing gun(s).

The Verdict

The verdict returned 10-1 as follows:

  1. Adidja Palmer – GUILTY
  2. Shawn Campbell – GUILTY
  3. Kahira Jones – GUILTY
  4. Andre St John – GUILTY
  5. Shane Williams – Not GUILTY

Defense Lawyer Threatens Appeal

Kartel’s defense lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson called the prosecution’s case against his client “dishonest” citing missing witness statements and evidence CD. After the verdict, where Vybez and co-defendants seemed surprised, Tavares-Finson said he would appeal the verdict.

Prior Murder Case against Kartel

This is the 2nd murder trial against Kartel.  In last year’s (2013) murder trial, Kartel and two other co-defendants were “exonerated” after prosecutors failed to produce evidence to support allegations that the trio killed businessman Barrington “Bossy” Burton in 2011, and the government witness failed to show.  However, Kartel was not released because of the 2nd (recent) murder trial pending.

Juror Arrested in 10-1 Verdict

In something you see in mob movies, a juror at the Vybez Kartel murder trial was taken into custody on allegations bribery. News reaching Yowlink wa that the juror approached another, offering a bribe in exchange for a not guilty verdict

Aftermath

The majority of people “polled” or who commented in Jamaica, the United States, Canada, and UK, felt this was a just verdict and some expressed happiness that Jamaica’s justice system might have taken a micro-step towards improvement.

What is your take.  Talke to me nuh

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Buju Banton gets 10 years in maximum security prison

Artist Buju Banton, who was convicted of 3 charges related to drugs (cocaine), has been sentenced to ten (10) years in a maximum security prison by the United States federal court in Tampa, Florida.  After that, he’s supposed to be on 5 years probation.

You may recall that Buju was convicted right after winning and accepting his first Grammy award.  Buju, now 37, would get out when he’s 47 years old.  David Markus, Buju’s attorney begged for leniency but it seems there was none offered.

See:  http://yowlink.com/2011/02/23/shocking-news-buju-found-guilty/

Please talk to us.  What is your take on the whole thing (conviction and now sentence)?  Answer the poll and comment below.

Buju Banton sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. What should his sentence be?

  • To the ones who set him up. What goes around, comes around. (36%, 26 Votes)
  • 10 years prison + 5 years probation was fair. (29%, 21 Votes)
  • It was expected given the charges and guilty verdict. (15%, 11 Votes)
  • Many of these Rastas / Christians are hypocrites so he deserves it (14%, 10 Votes)
  • He should've been given a tougher sentence to send a message (5%, 4 Votes)
  • 15 years probation only would be fair for him running his mouth (1%, 1 Votes)
  • He deserved a much lighter sentence since he's truly not guilty (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jah would never give the power to a bald head... trying to crucify the dread. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

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