Former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been given the maximum sentence of 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to racketeering, conspiracy charges and assault charges in the US. Judge Robert Patterson handed down the sentence in a Manhattan court today. Attorneys for Coke now have 14 days to file an appeal to the sentence.
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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), has placed Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago on a watch list of countries that have failed to make the adequate copyright payments for U.S. musical compositions aired in the broadcast media.