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Jah Cure Arrested Hours Before Trinidad Concert at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Jamaican reggae singer Jah Cure was arrested on Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain hours before his scheduled performance in south Trinidad but was later released.

Eye witnesses said armed police officers arrived at the hotel just before 7pm on Saturday night and, after chatting with hotel security officials for about 15 minutes they entered the hotel.

Jah Cure, aka Siccature Alcock, Jamaican reggae singer we know was arrested for failure to pay a local business man money owed in the amount of US$ 19,993. The court order was issued by Justice Sebastian Ventor. Jah Cure was recently released from prison in Jamaica after serving time for rape.
He was arrested around 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel, located at 1 Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Jah Cure was due to perform at a concert in San Fernando last night. Jah Cure would only have been able to perform at the event if he was able to pay the money in cash or sign a security bond for the amount owed. Jah Cure was recently released from jail in Jamaica after serving nine years for rape.

It is unclear who the local business man is, and why Jah Cure would be in a position to owe the business man such a large amount of money. Eye witnesses said that armed police officers arrived at the hotel just before 7 p.m. on Saturday night. After chatting with hotel security officials for about 15 minutes they entered the hotel.

Approximately 20 minutes later the singer was seen being escorted out of a side door at the hotel by about 3 officers. Jah Cure reportedly shouted claims of police victimization as he was being escorted to the van in which the officers had arrived.

After being held at the police headquarters on St. Vincent Street in Port of Spain for almost 3 hours, however, Jah Cure was released from custody and dropped by the Boom Champions studios. Jah Cure seemed very reluctant to discuss the arrest incident and would only say that he was gearing up to perform at the “It’s Jah Cure Again“ concert for his fans.

The singer claimed the arrest incident was an attempt to sabotage the show but added that he was not going to let that negatively affect what he is going to bring to the audience.

Jah Cure was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on April 26, 1999, in Jamaica, for two counts of rape, robbery with aggravation, and illegal possession of firearm, all arising from the same incident. He received this sentence at age 19. He was eventually released after nine years to much fanfare. Jah Cure is a local reggae dancehall favourite in Trinidad and Tobago, having performed numerous times to sold out audiences.

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Comment by lisa slater on April 23, 2010 at 8:01pm
leave my cure alone....they cant stop u cure....d cure is love!!
Comment by Tes B on November 12, 2009 at 11:33pm
Please leave the profit alone!!!
Comment by Carolyne D. Moore on November 12, 2009 at 8:21pm
He sings about life experiences - he has paid his price to society - to the best of his ability he is trying to stay on the 'right' side of the law - who are we to judge him?
Comment by Sylvester Smith on November 12, 2009 at 11:16am
Can't keep a good man down, ( He had a little trouble in the pass ) so what, who has'nt? Let them with no sins throw the first stone.
Comment by Oneka on November 11, 2009 at 8:37pm
Live up Jah Cure,one love they trying to get the man down again,but u have to show them u r better than that.Jah Bless.
Comment by martin wadada on November 11, 2009 at 2:58pm
Samething you people did with BUJU BANTON and the guys them at BATTY-TON, with BOOM-BY-BY song, from that song made in the studio, BUJU BANTON never perform that song 'LIVE' but the bunch of DEVIL WORKERS saying they will not stop until BUJU stop doing that song, and the dum mind at Carbbeanfever jump on it like is a joy ride, some of you Caribbean reporters should be working in ZOO washing elephant ass, do you support your country and it's people, CARIBBEANFEVER unclean mind reporter, keep your report CULTURAL or SHIP OUT.
Comment by martin wadada on November 11, 2009 at 2:41pm
Why some of CARIBBEANFEVER mind so f****** low, what Jah Cure past have to do with Trinidad insident? the young man serve his rape time it finish, do you know if him rape anyone it could be a lie, they say what eyes don't see heart no leap, let somethings lay to rest; boombocloth.
Comment by chris phillips on November 10, 2009 at 8:43pm
how many times does it take to mention his rape charge conviction and time spent in prison to make this article worth printing...I guess three times. The article is so inconclusive and doesn't say much except to harp on the fact that it he was in prison. Wasn't worth reading.
Comment by Susan Roberts on November 10, 2009 at 7:49pm
Is there any Jamaican Dancehall/U.S. Rap/Hip-Hop Artist that has never been to jail ?
Comment by Gideon Charles on November 10, 2009 at 6:35pm
Jah Cure should say "enough is enough."

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