Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
Two weeks after Jamaican entertainer Busy Signal agreed to be extradited to the United States to face a criminal charge, there is still no indication when he will be turned over to US authorities.
This comes despite reports that all documentation relating to the case have been sent to Justice Minister Mark Golding’s office.
The Justice Minister is required to sign a warrant of surrender permitting the extradition of the entertainer.
However, speaking to the Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre last evening, Golding refused to say whether the document has been signed.
Golding said extraditions are sensitive matters and it would be inappropriate for him to comment on this case while the process is ongoing.
The entertainer’s attorney Queens Counsel K D Knight has confirmed that his client is still in Jamaica.
However, Knight declined to comment any further.
US authorities in Minnesota are seeking to have Busy Signal, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon, extradited there to stand trial for absconding bail.
He was arrested by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team on a provisional warrant shortly after he arrived in the island from the UK on May 21.
Busy Signal was denied bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on May 24 and hours later waived his right to an extradition hearing.