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876-411 Review Show – Kaci Fennell vying for Miss Universe crown and Buju appeal hits snag

Blessings everyone and welcome to this brand new episode of the live, online Jamaican entertainment show, the 876-411 Review Show, hosted by Marc Brown. In this episode, 876-411 looks at reigning Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell and her chances of winning the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, the latest snag in Buju Banton’s fight for freedom […]

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Buju Banton loses another appeal for new trial

The latest attempt by Grammy-winning reggae superstar, Buju Banton to trigger a new trial in his drug case has fallen on deaf ears after a Florida appellate court threw out his appeal to have his conviction overturned.  The ruling came down on Wednesday at a hearing in Tampa, nearly two months after his legal team were […]

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Buju Banton’s lawyer argues for new trial, to hear decision in coming weeks

Oral arguments in favour of a new trial for incarcerated reggae/dancehall legend, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton have finally been made, with the Grammy-winning singjay possibly having to wait until next February to know his fate. Buju’s lawyer, Charles Ogletree made the arguments during a hearing inside a Georgia circuit court on Thursday as he attempts […]

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Buju Banton granted approval to present oral arguments in bid for new trial

Incarcerated Reggae/Dancehall entertainer, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton has been granted approval by a U.S. appeals court to make oral arguments in a bid for a new trial as he attempts to overturn his conviction on drug-related charges. The breakthrough came on Monday following an appeal submitted in May by Buju’s legal team, headed by Harvard Law […]

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Buju Banton’s defense team claims man acting as fake agent of imprisoned deejay

The legal team and official defense support committee of incarcerated Dancehall/Reggae singer, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton, has spoken out against a purported scam being committed against the entertainer as they say someone has been falsely acting as an agent on the entertainer’s behalf. After recently making the discovery, The Buju Banton Defense Support Committee issued a […]

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Buju Banton releases letter expressing sadness at death of Chokwe Lumumba

Incarcerated Reggae/Dancehall superstar has released a heartfelt letter of condolence following the recent death of his former lawyer and the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba.   Lumumba, who represented Buju for nearly a year as he fought his 2011 drug conviction, died in a Mississippi hospital after suffering severe chest pains on Feb. 25. […]

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Chokwe Lumumba, former lawyer for Buju Banton, dies at 66

Chokwe Lumumba, the recently-elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi and former lawyer of incarcerated Reggae/Dancehall superstar, Buju Banton has died at the age of 66. Lumumba reportedly died of heart failure at St. Dominic’s Hospital after complaining of chest pains on Tuesday. However, no official cause of death has been released at this time. Known as a civil rights […]

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Buju Banton may change lawyers in drug case

Embattled Dancehall/Reggae artist, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton may be forced to change his legal representation for a second time just days after a gun conviction against him was dismissed in a Florida courthouse. The possible move comes as a result of Buju’s lead lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba being elected the mayor of […]

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Buju Banton gun conviction dismissed as trial juror faces contempt charge

Embattled Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton has received a reprieve in his fight to overturn his drug conviction as a gun charge against the entertainer was dismissed during a hearing inside a Florida courtroom Wednesday afternoon. The ruling, handed down by Judge James Moody was made after it was determined […]

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Buju Banton back in court on June 26

Embattled Reggae/Dancehall superstar, Buju Banton will return to court June 26 in his juror misconduct case as he seeks a new trial. Buju, who’s real name is Mark Myrie, was ordered to appear by Judge James Moodyalong with Terri Wright, the juror who is alleged to have violated court orders during the singjay’s February 2011 drug trial. The date was set late Tuesday, […]

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Buju Banton’s misconduct case revived following new revelation

Every time it appears embattled Reggae/Dancehall superstar, Buju Banton has reached dead end in his pursuit for freedom, a new pathway clears for the singer. That trend has been evidenced yet again as his juror misconduct case appears to have regained life. On Wednesday, during a hearing in Tampa, FL, it was determined that Terri […]

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Buju Banton’s case stalled as juror’s computer yields no evidence of misconduct

Embattled Reggae/Dancehall icon, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton has suffered a big blow in his charge for an early release from prison after a thorough search of a juror’s computer yielded no signs of misconduct during the singjay’s February 2011 drug trial. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an IT investigator, hired […]

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Buju trial takes shape as jurors give contrasting statements in misconduct case

Embattled Reggae singer, Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton may be gaining some traction in his juror misconduct case as one of the jurors in his February 2011 drug trial said the alleged violation involving foreman, Terri Wright was discussed in the jury room. However, there remain more questions than answers after the juror misconduct trial resumed on Monday as some of […]

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Anthony B facing drug charge in the United States

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 distribute. Anthony B’s […]

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Video: Romain Virgo – Rich in Love

Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in downtown Manhattan, Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean. The island aesthetic is reflected throughout the swanky decor of their restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery space and home […]

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Buju’s studies behind bars interrupted by latest court development

While anticipating the results of an ongoing investigation regarding possible juror misconduct during his drug trial, embattled Reggae icon, Buju Banton will be made to wait in his pursuit of higher learning behind bars. Buju, who was sentenced to a prison term of 10 years inside a Florida courtroom, indicated shortly thereafter that he would […]

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