Prison officials mum on Buju Banton's transfer
Convicted reggae superstar Buju Banton has been transferred from the Florida federal prison where he has been serving a 10-year sentence.
His final destination is still unknown, but the Grammy-winning entertainer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is now at the Federal Transfer Centre in Oklahoma City.
A spokeswoman at the Federal Bureau of Prisons yesterday declined to discuss the reasons for the transfer or divulge which facility he is being transferred to.
"As a matter of policy, we don't discuss that," a spokeswoman told The Gleaner.
Buju was convicted on drug charges stemming from an attempted drug deal in 2009.
Buju's 10-year sentence started in December 2009, his projected release date, according to the Bureau of Prisons' website, is March 2019.
Constable gets nine months for interfering with court case
Carrington Campbell, a special constable attached to Harman Barracks, was yesterday convicted in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court and sentenced to nine months at hard labour for attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Police reports are that Campbell was charged following allegations that in November 2010, while on duty at the Supreme Court, he approached two complainants who had a case before the same court and proposed that they settle the matter outside of court.
The matter was reported to the Anti-Corruption Branch and a file submitted to the director of public prosecutions, who ruled that the constable be charged.
Too early to probe Goat Islands proposal - OCG
The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) says it is too early to get involved in the trans-shipment and logistics-hub project.
Contractor General Dirk Harrison says since nothing has been finalised, the project is outside of his jurisdiction.
Environment groups have raised concerns about how the Government is going about the project with Chinese investors.
Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill last week said the Government was giving serious consideration to the Goat Islands, which is the investor's preferred site.
Since then, there have been calls for details of the plan, but no such information has been provided by the Government.
18-y-o J'can jailed in Trinidad for tampering with passport
The Trinidad Express newspaper yesterday reported that a Jamaican teenager, Briana Wright, was sent to prison for nine months after she was found to be tampering with her passport.
On Wednesday, she was interviewed by Corporal Kevin Denny of the San Fernando Immigration Department, who told her that she was found to be in possession of a tampered passport.
She responded: "My passport got wet at home and I gave it to my landlord to fix it."
Wright, an 18-year-old sales clerk, pleaded guilty to tampering with the passport.
After serving the sentence, Wright, who has been staying illegally in the country since 2011, will be deported to Jamaica.