Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Buju Allowed To Perform In Trinidad

Trinidad Guardian:– Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young says Ja­maica’s dance­hall and reg­gae star Bu­ju Ban­ton will be the green light to en­ter the coun­try for his much-an­tic­i­pat­ed “Re­demp­tion” con­cert sched­uled next Sun­day at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah.

Ban­ton, who re­al name Mark Myrie, was sen­tenced to ten years in prison in 2011 prison af­ter he was con­vict­ed in the Unit­ed States of con­spir­a­cy to pos­sess co­caine with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute.

Ban­ton did not serve his full term was re­leased from jail last De­cem­ber.

This coun­try’s im­mi­gra­tion laws bar any­one from en­ter­ing the coun­try if they have a crim­i­nal record.

At Thurs­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing, Young was asked if Ban­ton will be al­lowed to per­form in Trinidad in light of his crim­i­nal record.

He said the mat­ter was on his desk.

“Bu­ju Ban­ton falls foul of our im­mi­gra­tion laws in Trinidad and To­ba­go.”

Young said he asked that a mes­sage be con­veyed to the or­gan­is­ers of Ban­ton’s con­cert “that they need to make an ap­pli­ca­tion to the Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty for an ex­emp­tion.”

Young said at this stage he was pre­pared to give such an ex­emp­tion.

Dur­ing a Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee meet­ing on Wednes­day, Na­tion­al Car­ni­val Com­mis­sion chair­man Win­ston Gyp­sy Pe­ters said ap­prox­i­mate­ly 2,000 for­eign­ers had al­ready pur­chased tick­ets for Ban­ton’s con­cert.

Headlines

Saint Lucia Government Denies Putting Horses Before Health Care

The government of Saint Lucia, through the Director of Implementation in the Office of the Prime Minister, Nancy Charles, has denied putting horses before...

Reela Takes First Place In Rugby Tournament

By Terry Finisterre The Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) held the third leg of their Community 7s rugby tournament in Anse Ger, Desruisseaux on...

WASCO Gets Help From German Government

Press Release:- The second regional workshop, which is part of the broader consultancy “Institutional and Organizational Strengthening of WASCO Saint Lucia and Regional Water Utilities”...

Price Decreases Announced For LPG, Hikes For Gasoline And Diesel

Press Release:- In keeping with changes in international oil prices and government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of...