Trinidad National Security Minister Stuart Young says he is prepared to give Buju Banton an exemption to enter the twin island republic as the entertainer’s criminal record does not give him legal access to the country.

Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Marie is scheduled to perform in a concert there on Sunday

Young was asked about the issue at a post-Cabinet news conference on Thursday.

“Buju Banton falls foul of our immigration laws in T&T,” Young said.

He told reporters that he has asked the organisers of the concert to make an application to the Ministry of National Security and quickly added that he is prepared to respond favourably.

“I am willing to give the application for the concert to go on.”