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Interlude with "THE ERUDITE MAN"  Artist/Actor....Paul Campbell...part 1.
Elizabeth Johnston

I first met Paul Campbell the artist at a private showing of his paintings at the home of art collector/and Patron of the Arts Marcia Bullock/Jobson of the Jamaica Tourist Board Miami. I was completely caught off guard to learn that this Paul Campbell was the same person as the one and only movie actor Paul Campbell of the big screen.

This was Paul Campbell the artist that I had seen in his very convincing roles as "the wicked one" in many Jamaican films.

The man in front of me was fairly tall, slim, and good looking with a wide smile that flashed the most beautiful white teeth I have seen in a long time. Then came his tenor deep voice with a very warm hello.

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Jamaican-born entertainer Buju Banton wants another trial, just over a year since his conviction on cocaine charges, but federal prosecutors in the United States say no way.

David O. Markus, the attorney for Banton, born Mark Anthony Myrie, on last month filed a motion in Tampa, Florida federal court seeking a new trial on all the charges, or least on the gun charge alone. But a day later the U.S. government filed a motion to strike down the request.

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