Reactions to Buju's guilty verdict

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Jamaicans continue to react to Tuesday's guilty verdict handed down in the drug trial of international reggae star Buju Banton.

Some of Jamaica's most prominent entertainers are among those who have expressed sympathy and support for the embattled entertainer.

Several artistes in the reggae community declared Buju an icon adding that although his immediate confinement has brought sadness, hope remains that his appeal will be successful.

"Is a very sad time, I am a fan of Buju Banton. Buju Banton is like an idol to me in the music [industry]. Really and truly we are still praying for Buju, we never stop praying for Buju," said singer Tarrus Riley.

Meanwhile, promoter and artiste, Tony Rebel, believes the impact has shaken the entire island.

 "It's a sad day for reggae music, it's a sad day for Jamaica, it's a sad day for his family and for Rasta, but like any other thing we'll have to pull through it and go on," he said.

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