Late reggae superstar Bob Marley's former road manager was convicted of drug trafficking and got 18 months of imprisonment.
Alan Cole was accused of planning to export 200 pounds (90 kilograms) of marijuana that police found in his east Kingston home in 2002.
The magistrate released Cole on 2 million Jamaican dollars (US$30,000; 22,000 EUR) bond pending an appeal by his attorney.
Cole, 57, was a close friend of the musician and received a writing credit for the song "War," from the album "Rastaman Vibration" released in 1976 by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Marley died of cancer in Miami in 1981 at age 36.
When General Wesley Clark spoke about the famous list of seven Middle Eastern countries to be demolished in five consecutive years, he has done nothing but remark, for the last time, if there was any need, Washington's willingness to redesign the Middle East within a more general framework of global domination.
In the region and in the worldб America and China seem to have become the major rivals. The Asia-Pacific region seems to have become the main area of this rivalry