BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer Saturday, March 24, 2018
AHEAD of his December 8 release from a US prison, reggae star Buju Banton is calling for the return of former crime fighter retired Senior Superintendent of Police Reneto Adams.
He gets his message out in the single Send Back Adams. Released last month, the song is on the Crushroad Music imprint.
In the song, Buju chants: “Send back Adams on the front line, and den yuh woulda see how much gun find.”
Buju Banton also points to political tribalism, undisciplined youth, brain drain, and limited job opportunities as pressing crime factors. He also points to entertainers who have involvement in crime by supplying guns. He urges Jamaicans to take a stand with him as “silence means consent”.
Jamaica has seen a spike in crime in recent times. Last year, more than 1,600 people were murdered an increase of more than 20 per cent over the year before. And since the start of year, more than 200 people have been killed. more