1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret —it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.
18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish:
Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be destroyed.
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.[b]
27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.
32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
intent on putting them to death;
33 but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Hope in the Lord
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.
37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
there will be no future[e] for the wicked.
39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Busy Signal waives right to extradition hearing
2012-05-24 13:42:30 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Dancehall entertainer Busy Signal being escorted to court this morning. – Dariane Luton/Chief PhotographerJamaican entertainer Busy Signal has waived his right to an extradition hearing to go to the US to be tried for absconding bail.
Busy signal’s attorney KD Knight told The Gleaner/Power 106 News this morning that his client should leave Jamaica within a month.
And he said Busy Signal whose real name is Glendale Gordon can only be tried for the offence of absconding bail.
This means that the US will not be able to try him on the drug related charges.
Busy Signal who was arrested on Monday on an extradition warrant was denied bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning.
Busy denied bail
By PAUL HENRY Crime/court co-ordinator [email protected]
Thursday, May 24, 2012
DANCEHALL artiste Busy Signal was denied bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning.
Resident Magistrate Stephanie Haisley said Busy — who is facing extradition to the United States — is a fugitive from justice and she had to take that into consideration.
Dressed in full black, a handcuffed Busy was greeted by a throng of supporters who showed up at the court house.
The popular entertainer, real name Glendale Goshia Gordon, was arrested Monday by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston as he disembarked a flight after being deported from the United Kingdom.
The Americans have accused Busy, who was a resident alien, of fleeing that country in 2002 before he could be sentenced on a cocaine charge in October that year.
Police said the artiste had been under surveillance for several years.
Busy is to return to court June 6.
If he is extradited, he will be first high-profile Jamaican to be surrendered to the US authorities in the two years since former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was captured and sent to New York on drug-related charges.
Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Busy-denied-bail#ixzz1volT3MSL
Confessed gangster learns fate next month
A June 8 sentencing date has been set for confessed Jamaican crime boss Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, who is facing 23 years behind bars in the United States on racketeering and conspiracy charges.
During the final day of Coke’s evidentiary hearing in the Southern District Court in Lower Manhattan, United States government prosecutors yesterday pulled another ace from their sleeves in the person of witness Anthony Brown, a former assistant track and field coach at a prominent St Catherine high school.
Brown, who took the stand at 11:45 a.m. yesterday, told the court he fled Jamaica in 2001 because he feared Coke would kill him.
According to Brown, he was part of a US visa racket taking place at the high school, which he became aware of while still a student athlete there. He later became an integral part of the scam while he was an assistant track and field coach at the school between 1997 and 2001. According to Brown, there were three coaches at the school involved in the scam.
“We used to collect money from people, between US$1,500 to $3,000 and help them to get a visa, through the track and field programme, to come to the United States,” he said. “We prepare each applicant before they go to the embassy by teaching them about track and field times, basically preparing them to lie to the embassy officials. We then make representation to the US Embassy in Kingston that they were either athletes or chaperones, Brown continued.
According to Brown, the tide turned for him while he was at a track meet at the National Stadium in Jamaica. He told the court he was approached by two men who told him that ‘Presi’ wanted to see him. Not knowing who ‘Presi’ was, he inquired who, and was told it was Dudus. He stopped what he was doing and accompanied the men.
Meeting with Coke
Brown said while walking with the men inside Independence Park, he saw several cars and motorcycles and men who were all armed. He was ordered into a vehicle where he met Coke. This was the first time he was meeting him and had only known of him by local lore. He said Coke had a handgun in his lap. It was there, in the back seat of the car, that Coke told him he was interested in getting some visas for people to come to the US. Brown reported Coke as saying, “These people are not going to America on a joyride, they are going to bring up drugs for me.”
Brown told the court that the first group of six drug mules included an 11-year-old girl who was in tears and reported that she didn’t want to make the trip. The girl said she was drafted into being a courier as her brother had messed with Coke’s money in the US, and that her father had already received a beating from the Tivoli Gardens don.
Brown told the court he was successful in getting visas for the first and second group of six couriers, but that Coke only paid a total of US$2,000 for the job. The last group of applicants were unsuccessful as the others in the racket didn’t care to keep providing a free service. Therefore, when he was handed back the passport without visas by another coach, he knew it was “the end of the road” for him.
Brown disposed of the passports and made no attempt to contact Coke to tell him what had happened.
Shortly after, Brown travelled with the school’s team to the Penn Relays and never returned to Jamaica.
Brown has not exactly been an upstanding citizen since arriving in the United States. He was arrested and charged for credit-card fraud, to which he pleaded guilty and was given probation. He was again arrested and charged for distribution of cocaine and Ecstasy pills and is looking at a maximum sentence of 40 years. However, in exchange for his testimony against Coke, he might get as little as five years.
Defence lawyer Stephen Rosen scoffed at Brown’s testimony, calling it an “an absolute lie”, declaring that his testimony was just to “curry favour” with the government to get himself a lighter sentence.
After a brief cross-examination, both the prosecution and defence rested before the sentencing date was set.
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she come back a jamaica now shame like a dawg cause the man she claim is her baby father and husband (i dont think its his child) him dont want her cause him live with a foreign with him wife ooooo.
mi cousin say as day light she deh a Orange Villa itch up and a try hype pon di people dem before she go take good care of her young baby (Edited)
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