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The Buju Saga Continues

The latest on the singer is that his Defense Attorney, David Oscar Marcus, is refuting reports that the entertainer will begin his re-trial on 7th February.

The Jamaican media reported that since his mistrial late last year, there has been tremendous speculation about the date of Buju’s return to court. understands that specific media have stated that it would begin on 7th February, but according to Mr. Marcus, the legal team does not know which date next month.

“No there’s no court set for February 7; that was a rumour that went around. We’re waiting for a specific trial date in February. The court should be letting us know soon when they’ll be going to trial,” Mr. Markus said on RJR’s daily current affairs discussion programme “Beyond the Headlines” Thursday evening.

Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was released on US$250,000 bail in October, 2010 after the jury in his trial for drug-related charges, failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

Conditions of his release included paying a private security detail for 24 hour monitoring; signing an extradition waiver ensuring his return if he flees the US, and wearing an electronic monitoring device.

Buju will be performing this weekend at the ‘Before the Dawn’ concert in downtown Miami.

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