Canadian-based Dancehall sensation, Alty-Bhas landed his biggest accomplishment to date in his young career after enlisting the services fellow emerging singjay, Richie Loop on their new track, Island Girl.
The single, produced by Dray Don Productions, is another step in…Read More
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Yet another Jamaican entertainer has gotten himself in trouble with American law enforcement as Reggae veteran, Anthony B faces drug related charges in Georgia.
The entertainer, whose real name is Keith Blair, was taken into custody by police in Georgia on January 27 as he’s accused of possessing marijuana with intent to…Read More
Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie will be present along with Terri Wright, a juror accused of researching facts of Buju's case during the singjay's trial…Read More
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(AP) A Florida juror who voted to convict Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton on drug charges has denied improperly researching the case during trial, despite a weekly newspaper's report that quoted her as saying that she did.
Banton is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his convictions on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges stemming from a 2009 arrest. The Grammy winner faces an additional five years for his…Read More
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“Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people are convinced that Mark Anthony Myrie was unjustly targeted and convicted in the United States court in Florida,” explains Banton’s new attorney, Chokwe Lumumba “We request that the highest court of the land review this injustice and overturn it.” He adds, “We are…Read More
According to reports, the hearing has been secured by Buju’s lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba in conjunction with his defense support committee. The…Read More
The attorneys - David Oscar Markus, Mona Markus, Anita Margot Moss and Marc Seitles - are contending that Banton's conviction should be reversed and the case should be…Read More
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The Government, through its embassy in Washington, had made a formal appeal to the US authorities for Buju to be transferred to an appropriate facility in…Read More
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REGGAE artiste Buju Banton will serve his ten year prison sentence at the Limestone County Correctional Institution in Groesbeck, Texas. Banton was moved from a holding facility in the state of Oklahama by air to the facility on Friday.
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Last month, Buju Banton was expected to be transferred to the Adams County CorrectionalCenter in Mississippi…Read More
Banton will be taken to the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez,…Read More
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The Gargamel was born Mark Myrie this day 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Buju Banton has been in US custody since December 10 last year, after being charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine, a charge he denies.
Just recently,…Read More
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But it could take up to 18 months before Buju, whose real name is Mark Myrie, knows if he will escape a 10-year prison sentence which was imposed on him by a United States judge after he was convicted on drug charges.
Lawyers representing Buju on Tuesday filed…Read More
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"There was no basis in law or in fact for the government to go after Buju's assets. The so-called lawyer who was going around saying that the government could and would try to take Buju's assets does not…
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In a press conference on Thursday (June 23), Markus told reporters that Banton will be credited with the 18 months he spent incarcerated in the Pinellas County Jail in Tampa, Florida.
“He will get credit for all the time he was…
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Dancehall reggae artist Buju Banton, embroiled in a longstanding drug case which ended in mistrial in 2010, was earlier today sentenced to serve 10 years at the Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse by Judge James T. Moody. Banton – real name Mark Myrie – will serve his time at the FCI prison facility in Miami where the singer first incurred his cocaine charges in 2009.
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Family members, fans and supporters have pleaded for leniency for Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton, who likely will be sentenced to prison Thursday for conspiring to set up a cocaine deal.
The dozens of letters to U.S. District Judge James S. Moody are included in the court file for the 37-year-old recording artist, whose given name is Mark Myrie. Several…Read More
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Chris Burke, a public affairs specialist at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, DC, said federal prison guidelines bar inmates from conducting "business activities" while they are…Read More
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Buju will face Federal Judge Jim Moody on June 23rd in the Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in Tampa Florida. With the help of several celebrities including Stephen Marley, Atlanta Hawks center…Read More
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