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COME next January, scores of fans will be able to watch Buju Banton perform live for the first time since his arrest last year in the United States on cocaine and weapon charges.
The way has been made clear for Banton to appear on the January 16 show in Miami, Florida.
Judge James Moody overturned a previous decision by Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli not to grant the Jamaican-born artiste permission to perform on the reggae show.
Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton had on November 23 applied for permission to perform at the concert, originally scheduled for December 26, but Porcelli dismissed the motion on the grounds that the artiste was a flight risk.
A teenager in Jamaica has been charged with the alleged murder of a man who he claims was making homosexual advances towards him.
The man was charged after the body of 40 year old Samuel Hardware was found in the back of the accused yard with several stab wounds. The dead man was clad in a pair of jeans belonging to the accused.The teenager, who is charged with murder, was remanded by Jamaica’s Senior Resident Magistrate Marcia Dunbar-Green after he told the court he had no legal representation. He returns to court on January 6. He pleaded not guilty.
Port of Spain Trinidad…
Billionaire businessman Lawrence Duprey is orchestrating decisions which could see him wresting control of his once-mighty CL Financial from Government as early as 2012.
Duprey, who last year resigned as chairman of CL Financial and subsidiary CLICO, the country's largest insurer, has met the management of CL-owned Scotland spirits producer in London and is said to be still relaying instructions to senior CL executives, Government sources confirmed yesterday.At the centre of the manoeuvres is a transaction involving the sale by Duprey last year of CLICO Energy to a German business group called Proman.
Port of Spain Trinidad…
Trinidad and Tobago’s Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs, has completed a probe into the controversial Security Intelligence Agency Unit and has given them the great light to resume its operations.
Gibbs addressing the media in the twin island says at this point is some of the things are still ongoing but for the most part it’s complete and that they are moving forward in terms of intelligence operations.He says “We have finished our investigations in terms of all the work we have done with SIA with the different groups, now it’s a case of letting them get back to doing their job.
Jamaica’s Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is concerned about a decision by cabinet to extend the registration of some contractors until February 2011
The OCG has expressed its uneasiness in a release, describing the Cabinet directive to the NCC as a highly questionable, very dangerous and reckless act.
The OCG says the directive appears to have dictated that certain Government contractors whose registration certificates have already expired be deemed to be registered in their pre-existing categories and grades through to February 28 next year.