Woodbrook residents move to block road show for Buju

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:15

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