SPECIAL PERMISSION GRANTED FOR BUJU BANTON TO PERFORM IN BARBADOS
By: T. Chapman
Jamaican Reggae Singer Granted Special Permission To Enter Barbados – Under normal circumstances Buju Banton wouldn’t have been able to perform in Barbados due to a criminal conviction which automatically disqualified him from gaining entry into Barbados.
Mark Myrie, (Buju Banton) will perfom at the Kensignton Oval on April 27,
his fourth stop on his Long Walk To Freedom Tour
According to Barbados Nation, Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson, whose portfolio includes immigration, confirmed the decision was made at the ministerial level.
The Minister of Immigration always has the right on circumstances to allow someone in Barbados. Let’s put it that way, and we have agreed to allow Buju Banton to come in.Barbados Nation News
Under the Barbados Immigration (Amendment) Act of 2018, it outlines those who are prohibited:
4. Persons who (a) are or have at any time engaged or reasonably suspected of being likely to engage in the unlawful giving or using, the offering or exposing for sale, or the buying of, or the trading or trafficking in, any drug; or
(b) have been convicted of an offence under any enactment relating to dangerous or narcotic drugs.
5. Persons who (a) have been convicted of or admit to having committed a criminal offence, which, if committed in Barbados, is punishable with imprisonment for a term of 5 years or longer.