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Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:31

Fans Offer Support To Buju On Facebook

Days after a judge sentenced Jamaican Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton to 10 years in prison, fans flocked to his Facebook page to offer their support.

"We Are With You.. one love," wrote Gran-desha Desha, reflecting the thoughts of many who took to the Internet to voice their concern after the verdict by U.S. District Judge James S. Moody.

"Nuff love for the Gargamel.awaiting your return," added Ebony' Joanne Watts. "Keep ya head up, mind focus on The Most High.only HIM can bring you through.Jah Guide and Bless."

The U.S. government this week presented its sentencing recommendation to a D.C. Court judge in its case against the Jamaican-born publisher of the New York-based Carib News paper, Karl Rodney.

Rodney could walk or face up to six months in jail under the recommendation presented on Wednesday, June 29th by U.S. Justice Department lawyers.According to Court records obtained by New Americas, "the Probation Office correctly calculated the adjusted offense level under the Guidelines for a felony charge of making false statements in violation of (U.S. laws) (making) .the advisory sentencing range for the defendant's offense is therefore a 0 to 6-month sentence," the recommendation states.

Friday, 19 August 2011 16:39

Dr. Tufton in Florida Article

On an early morning in Miami, Florida, at the very spacious and elegant Jungle Island, The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Consul General of Jamaica, Sandra A. Grant-Griffiths, presented the “Movers and Shakers Breakfast with Guest Speaker Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Industry, Investment, & Commerce of the Government of Jamaica.

Some Movers and Shakers of the Jamaican community in South Florida along with Movers and Shakers that work with them were present. The event started with the Jamaican and US National Anthems as is appropriate for these occasions.

The first of six public workshops addressing the redistricting of Broward County Commission districts takes place tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, West Banquet Room, 1801 N.E. Sixth Street in Pompano Beach. Commissioner Chip LaMarca will attend tonight’s meeting.

The Broward County Commission is preparing a new Commission District map based upon 2010 Census data. Redistricting is required by the Broward County Charter to balance the populations of the nine single member districts and ensure residents have equal representation on the County Commission.

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