Jah Cure arrested after concert in Trinidad, owes promoter $83,000 More legal problems for Jamaican Artistes in the Caribbean, Jah Cure arrested for owing promoter Reggae artiste Jah Cure is the Jamaican performer to face legal woes whilst on tour in the Caribbean.
The 36-year-old performer, real name Siccature Alcock, was arrested by marshals of the Port-of-Spain High Court shortly after completing his performance at a show at the O2 Park in Chaguaramas on Sunday night, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.
Alcock, who has been a regular fixture on Trinidad’s entertainment scene since being released after serving an eight year prison sentence in 2008, was brought to the Hall of Justice around 1 am.
According to sources “He was arrested when he finished performing… he tried to enter the crowd with some of his friends and ended up in a big brawl with the police, handcuffs where then forcefully placed on him and he was pushed back on to the stage and then back down to the backstage area.”
Our source continued “The police literally embarrassed the man (Jah Cure) and treated him with no respect at all” “The authorities over here (Trinidad) are trying to keep it on te low, a few Jamaicans that came with Jah cure told me it was for a piece of weed and others said he had money for a promoter in Trinidad.”
According to the Guardian after lengthy discussions between his lawyer Mario Merritt and attorneys for the local promoter who he owes over TT $83,000, which is over JMD 155,000 in performance fees for a concert that did not materialise, Alcock was allowed to go free. Reports also stated that Alcock was able to pay US$6000 in cash to the court and agreed to pay the remainder by this evening.
Jah cure is also expected to return to court tomorrow morning to report to Justice James Aboud if he was able to meet the deadline. Jah Cure is not the first to have a run in with lawmakers in the Caribbean since year as in July dancehall artiste Reano Gordon, more popularly known as Busy Signal was arrested before performing in a concert after a promoter sought emergency court intervention over an unpaid US $37000 debt. He too was able to negotiate an agreement and was later allowed to leave the country.
And the list goes on, last month Macka Diamond’s entourage member arrested after computer theft in St Kitts, In June Bounty Killer’s entourage member/brother was jailed also in St. Kitts after he stole a cell phone.
Wayne Price was charged with larceny and fined $6000 EC which is approximately $260,000 JA when he appeared in a St Kitts court on Monday June 29. Price was arrested at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on Saturday after he was caught on surveillance camera allegedly stealing a customer service representative’s cellphone.