Buju guilty

REGGAE star Buju Banton was found guilty on three charges by a 12-member panel of jurors a short while ago. Continue reading

Tense wait for Buju – Judge to hand case to jurors today

FLORIDA, USA — The crushing and nail-biting wait is expected to begin today as Judge James Moody hands the case over to the 12 jurors who are to determine the fate of Grammy-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton.

Yesterday, the weight of uncertainty and anxiety was evident on the supporters and relatives of the artiste, who could be imprisoned for 20 years if found guilty. Continue reading

Buju likely to get new trial date tomorrow

FOUR-time Grammy-nominated reggae artiste Buju Banton will likely learn tomorrow when he will again have to scrap for his freedom in a United States court, some four months after his first trial ended with a hung jury.

Attorney Oscar David Markus said his client was prepared to do battle Continue reading

Stephen Marley puts up his house for Buju

Stephen Marley has proven that he is truly a friend in deed.

The son of Reggae king Bob Marley, has put up his Miami Dade house for bond in an effort to secure his friend Buju Banton’s release from the Pinellas County Jail.

 

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Buju gets bail

JAILED Reggae artiste Buju Banton was this afternoon offered $250,000 bail in the Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in the United States.

But Banton, real name Mark Myrie, is still not in the clear as his lawyer David Oscar Markus will now have to seek bond in the immigration court to prevent his deportation to Jamaica. Banton’s entertainment visa was revoked when he was arrested last December.

As part of Banton’s bail condition, he will have to wear a monitoring device and will be subject to house arrest and 24 hour security, to be paid for by the defence.

He can only leave his house for meetings with his attorney and for doctors’ appointments and to purchase medication. He will also be subjected to drug testing.

Jamaica Observer

* Another week in jail for Buju

JAMAICAN Reggae star Buju Banton, must languish for another week in the Pinellas County Jail in Tampa, Florida before he will know if he will be granted bail. Continue reading

Prosecutor asks court to keep Buju locked up

TAMPA, USA — If the US Government has its way, Jamaican Reggae superstar Buju Banton will remain behind bars pending the outcome of his retrial in December on cocaine and gun charges. Continue reading