Jailed reggae star Buju Banton was given $250,000 bail today.
But Banton, real name Mark Myrie, is still not in the clear as his lawyer will now have to seek bond in the immigration court to prevent his deportation to Jamaica. Bantonâ€™s entertainment visa was revoked when he was arrested last December.
As part of Banton’s bail condition, he will have to wear a monitoring device and will be subject to house arrest and 24 hour security, to be paid for by the defence.
He can only leave his house for meetings with his attorney and for doctorsâ€™ appointments and to purchase medication. He will also be subjected to drug testing.