(Trinidad Guardian) Jamaican dancehall artiste Buju Banton has been granted permission to enter T&T this weekend for the “I am Legend” concert.
The permission form was signed yesterday by Minister of National Security Stuart Young, who also gave the nod to other Jamaican artistes Wayne Wonder and Luciano. The period granted is from April 19 to 22.
The trio is carded to perform at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on April 21.
The letter stated that there is no objection on grounds of security for Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, Luciano (Jeppher McClymont) and Wayne Wonder (Vonwayne Charles).
Banton was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2011 after he was convicted in the United States of conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. He did not serve his full term and was released from jail last December. But this country’s immigration laws bar anyone from entering the country if they have a criminal record.
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.