The Woodbrook Residents Association has started a petition to block a planned road show intended to commemorate the release of Reggae Dancehall artiste Buju Banton from a United States Federal Prison.
Buju, real name Mark Myrie, is set to be released from McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia on Saturday.
He spent the past 7 years in jail after being found guilty of conspiracy to distribute and traffic cocaine in February 2011.
Buju is expected to perform in Trinidad in April. It is expected to be his first concert performance following his release from jail.
The promoter of the concert, High Frequency is hosting the road show, called The Reunification, starting from 12 noon Saturday.
It is expected to start at the top of Frederick Street on Port-of-Spain before heading downtown area then to Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook.
The resident group started the petition objecting to the event and posted it to social media.
They claim the event is set to bump an annual children’s Christmas party at Adam Smith Square.
However, when contacted the Port of Spain City Council said no permission was given to move the Children’s party.
- by Peter Christopher