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Judge declares mistrial; Buju’s attorney files for bail
September 28, 2010
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Now that the Judge in the case against Buju Banton has declared a mistrial, Buju’s attorney has filed for bail for his client.

The mistrial was declared after the jury deliberated, and deliberated, and deliberated and still were hung ( 6 guilty, 6 not guilty ), disapppointing many those hoping to see a conviction and many hoping to see an acquittal.

Only time will tell whether he will be granted bail.  In fact, speculation abound whether the prosecutor in the case will decide to retry him. 

You can check out Peta-Gaye’s recent article on the case Buju Banton verdict expected as early as Monday.

What is your take on this whole thing.  Please use the comments section to give your opinion and discuss respectfully.

Buju Banton verdict expected as early as Monday

Buju Banton

Things do not look good for the popular Jamaican Reggae singer with the husky voice, but Buju maintained his innocence on the stand during his trial.  What will be the outcome?  We will know perhaps as soon as Monday, September 27, 2010.

The main US government case stems from hours of incriminating video and audio they presented with Buju.  Buju’s response was that he was trying to impress the [undercover agent] and doesn’t deal in coke (cocaine).

Set Up?

Despite how it goes, you will have many who will say Buju was set up.  By whom?  These Buju supports will tell you that he was setup by prominent members of the homosexual (“gays” and lesbians) community, who have remained offended by Buju’s early songs (1990s)  to this day.

Guilty?

If somehow the artist is acquitted, many will say he was guilty.   If he is found guilty, the US Government and the homosexuals (“gays” and lesbians) everywhere would rejoice.  They got their man, and he was found guilty.

The Outcome

Only time will tell…  Keep looking.  Buju, if you are innocent, we are pulling for you.  If you are guilty, then…

The Poll says…

Talk to us.  What is your take on this whole thing?  We are reopening the poll from months ago for people to give their opinion before and after the verdict.  Check the poll on the right-hand side.


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Guyana destroyed by two Trinidadians in Twenty20
September 16, 2010
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You may remember that Guyana defeated Trinidad & Tobago in the regional Twenty20 tournament semi-finals, eventually winning the tournament against Barbados who had defeated Jamaica.

Revenge. Sweet Revenge

Two of the main players on the Trinidad & Tobago side represents the Mumbai Indians.  Those two, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, helped to defeat Guyana in their match handily.  Kieron Pollard hit an unbeaten 72 off 30 balls to recover their innings and set a monster 185 to win… that’s 9.25 runs per over.  If his innings was not so huge, the target would have been manageable… perhaps 140 – 160 runs.

In their reply, Guyana could only muster 153-6 off their allotted 20 overs, going down by 31 runs.   Dwayne Bravo bowled 3 overs and took the wickets of Travis  Dowlin and Narsingh  Deonarine while giving up 18 runs.

Hanging on By a Thread

Guyana hangs on by a thread and only a miracle can save them now.  They need to win both matches against stronger teams and win in the fashion they lost the first match.

Let’s root for our Guyanese brethren.

Guyana slumps to heavy defeat in opening T20 Champions match
September 12, 2010
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The Champions League Twenty20, Group B opener for Guyana did not go well.  Sent in to bat, Guyana offered little resistance against Kallis (the all-rounder who has done lots of damage against West Indians thoroughout his career) .  At the end of 20 overs, Guyana was all-out for a measley 103 runs with only Barnwell showing a resistant, but slow [by Twenty20 standards] 30 off 35 balls.  The hero in the Caribbean, Jonathan Foo, was caught for 1 off 6 deliveries.

So, given 104 to win, Dravid and Kallis opened the response for Bangalore.  They attacked whatever Guyana threw at them as if to say, “Welcome to the big leagues, boys.  You’ve got to put up bigger numbers than 103 if you expect to compete.

At the end of the game, Kallis was unbeaten on 43 off 32 deliveries and Bangalore won by 9 wickets.

Scores

Guyana:  103 all out off 20 overs

Bangalore: 106-1 from 12.2 overs

What this means

Guyana needs to win their 3 remaining matches against tougher competition or win 2 and win big (as big as they lost today) to have hopes of making the semi finals.  The top 2 from each group goes to the semis.