On Friday, Justice Glenn Brown denied a bail application that was made on Vybz Kartel's behalf by his legal team in chambers last week. The prosecution had opposed the application, submitting that it has strong evidence against the artiste.
The application relates to a charge of murder against the artiste for the 2011 killing of Clive 'Lizard' Williams in Havendale, St Andrew, allegedly over the disappearance of an illegal gun.
Kartel is charged along with five other persons, including fellowartiste Shawn Campbell, who goes by the stage name Shawn Storm.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is also charged with two other men with the murder of Portmore, St Catherine resident Barrington 'Bossie' Bryan. He has been offered $3 million bail on this matter.
That trial was on Monday scheduled for March 27.
Meanwhile, despite his prolonged incarceration Kartel continues to reap success on the local music scene. He was the recipient of the 'Male Artiste Of The Year' award at the recently held Youth View Awards showcase.