DEXTER COMMUNICATIONS understands that Reggae Singer Jah Cure popular known for his hit “Longing For” was not arrested on Saturday, November 7 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, some hours before a slated performance in that country.
According to media outlets up to 10pm Sunday, November 8, 2009 armed police personnel arrived at Hyatt Regency Hotel located on Wrightson Road moments before 7pm Saturday night, exchange words with security representatives, entered the hotel, and whisked the artiste off.
However in press release shortly after 10pm, the artiste publicist team Alykhat PR issued a statement clarifying the matter. Much of the concern was directed at an unscrupulous promoter who was making made efforts to prevent the singer from performing.
The statement read further: “On Saturday November 7 while staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain Jah Cure was greeted by police officers along with the unscrupulous promoter who claimed that Jah Cure owed him money. The promoter with whom Jah Cure has worked with in the past was in negotiations with Jah Cure for another performance but negotiations broke down.”
The release from the artiste continued further. “In order to settle the matter Jah Cure and members of his management team accompanied the promoter and the police to a nearby police station where the promoter’s deposit was returned.”
The release denies that there was any arrest as reported by some media outlets and that the artiste was able to fulfil his confirmed date at Guaracara Park on the same night in front of an estimated ten thousand people.
The artiste comment the police force of the twin-island republic in dealing with the matter and promise fans that he will return, and thank those who came out and supported him.
Jah Cure is now home in Jamaica preparing for his upcoming dates in St Kitts, Barbados and Grenada.