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November 17, 2012
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Busy returns home

Dancehall artiste Busy Signal returned to the island a free man last night after serving two months in a United States (US) prison.

Busy Signal, whose real name is Glendale Gordon, flew into the island last night and posed for a photo with Elephant Man and manager Shane Brown. He later tweeted on his Twitter account "Guess who is back! God is GOOD!" Busy's return was apparently well greeted in entertainment circles with several persons posting the photo he took along with Elephant Man and Shane Brown on their BlackBerry Messenger as a profile picture.

The artiste had been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to absconding bail. He had received a six-month prison sentence. He, however, only served two months, as he had already spent four months in jail awaiting his trial.

The artiste had been given 45 days to return to Jamaica upon his release but obviously flew home immediately. If he had remained in the US beyond that, he could have been arrested on drug charges. In May, the artiste was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica on an extradition warrant from the US. He declined to contest his extradition to the US from where he fled 10 years ago while facing drug charges.

Busy Signal was extradited to the US on June 19, after his legal team argued that he could only be charged with absconding bail as was outlined in his extradition papers.

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