Embattled reggae star, Buju Banton will have to wait a while longer before knowing when he will face retrial in the United States on cocaine and gun charges.
A date for the new trial was scheduled to be set yesterday, but a packed calendar has caused Judge James Moody to postpone going ahead. Lawyers for both sides were informed that a date will be set soon.
Banton, whose given name is Mark Anthony Myrie, and his legal team are raring to get on with the retrial.
When Banton's trial ended with a hung jury in September, it was agreed that the retrial would take place next month but no specific date was agreed upon.
Meanwhile, Banton, whose given name is Mark Anthony Myrie, and his legal team are raring to get on with the retrial.
But even if a new date is set, the trial cannot proceed without a ruling on an application by Markus challenging a new indictment that lists four charges against the artiste instead of the original two counts for which he was tried last year.
Banton's legal team is fighting the new indictment on the grounds that it is not permissible for new charges to be brought on old information and that the weapon charge was a violation of the Fifth Amendment.