October 7, 2009
Star Entertainment



Luciano denied entry in US
Krista Henry, Staff Reporter

Luciano denied entry in US

Reggae singer Luciano was denied entry into the United States over the weekend after his visa was cancelled by a former member of his team without his knowledge.

Luciano was scheduled to perform at Irish & Chin's 'Reeewind, The Past Meets The Present' at Club Amazura in New York last Saturday. But upon arrival at the airport there, he was denied entry into the country.

Speculations on the Internet, had been that Luciano, whose real name is Jepther McClymont, may have been denied entry because he currently has a case before the court.

However, Luciano's secretary, Tonya Sterling, when contacted by THE STAR, dismissed that the case had anything to do with him being denied entry into the United States.

"That's not true that it was because of the case. It was because (name deleted) cancelled it (the visa) and never told us. We never realised till we were at the airport. We're in the process of trying to get back another visa," she said.

According to Sterling, Luciano was "very upset" at not having got the chance to perform, but is confident that he will be getting back his US visa.

wanted man

Luciano was charged with harbouring a criminal, following a gun battle between a wanted man and the police at his studio on Westminster Crescent in St Andrew earlier this year.

Allegations are that about 4:45 a.m., the police went to the complex in search of Andrew Senior, also called 'Conqueror', who was reportedly wanted for several counts of shooting and murders. There was a reported shoot-out in which three policemen were injured and Senior fatally shot.

The police subsequently alleged that Luciano knew that Senior was wanted but still harboured him as part of his security team. Luciano, however, denies the allegations and is expected to face trial on October 20.

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