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Buju Banton Gets 10-Year Sentence

 Grammy-winning reggae star Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for his cocaine conspiracy conviction. Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, had seen a wave of support for leniency, and his 10-year sentence fell below …

Anxiety as Banton Sentencing Nears

 Reggae star Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is set to be sentenced on Thursday in Federal Court on his drug-related conviction from February, and anxiety is growing among those closest to him. “I just hope the judge …

Singer Spragga Benz Leads Campaign for Leniency in Buju Banton Case

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Singer Spragga Benz is spearheading a campaign on Twitter to encourage fans to send letters supporting leniency for Buju Banton, who is awaiting a sentencing hearing on his conviction on three drug charges. Banton will …

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 Anthony Moses Davis a.k.a Beenie Man has been at the forefront of reggae and dancehall music, both in Jamaica and globally, for two decades. His 2000 album, Art & Life, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, and the self-proclaimed …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff Following reggae singer Buju Banton’s recent motion for a judgment of acquittal and for a new trial, the U.S. attorneys prosecuting the case have responded, arguing that Banton has presented “no reason why [the] court’s …

 Buju Banton a.k.a. Mark Myrie The U.S. Government filed its response to Buju Banton’s motion for bond following his conviction last week in his high-profile narcotics trial. Assistant United States Attorney James Preston, Jr. argued that Banton, whose real name …

 We have obtained the motion by Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton filed by attorney David Markus. According to the 18-page motion (attached below), Banton moves for acquittal on several grounds, including Count 3, in which he claims that there was insufficient …