January 04, 2009
Kartel, Mavado argument leaves man injured
A man is nursing stab wounds in hospital and another is on the run, following an altercation Tuesday over the outcome of a clash between dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Mavado at the popular concert Sting.
The men — who are both from Mannings Hill Road in St Andrew — were reportedly putting up banners of their favourite artistes at their respective “corners” Tuesday afternoon, when they started arguing about the outcome of the clash between the two DJs.
The argument further developed into a fight, during which a knife was used to stab one of them in the abdomen and the face, said Deputy Superintendent Altermoth ‘Parra’ Campbell, crime boss at the Constant Spring Police Station.
The injured man, who Campbell said was in his twenties, was taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies where he was admitted in serious condition.
“This just shows how people find themselves in trouble for foolishness,” Campbell told the Observer Wednesday.
“The sad part about it is that everybody knows each other; all of them used to live at a section called ‘Hungry Road’ before some of them moved to another section called ‘Big Yard’ on the same stretch,” he said. “They used to share the same space together and look now, over some foolishness people end up in hospital.”
Campbell said that since the incident, the police have removed the banners and have called a meeting with residents of the communities in an effort to prevent reprisal attacks.
“We had to go down there and tear down all of the banners, ‘cause they are causing problems and anything that is causing problems we have to get rid of,” said Campbell.
“We are confident though that there will not be any reprisals for the incident. We met with residents of the communities and they all agreed that they (the men) were arguing over foolishness and that it should stop. They have agreed to let us handle the incident,” the deputy superintendent added.— Corey Robinson.
Source WEEKEN CHAT!NEWSPAPER