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Jamaican artiste Jah Cure a no show in St. Vincent

Jamaican reggea artiste Jah Cure (Internet photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – It was a temptation that thousands of Vincentians are now undoubtedly regretting they didn’t resist.

Thousands of Vincentians, having paid as much as EC$50 to see Jamaican artiste Jah Cure, left the Victoria Park disappointed and irate early Sunday morning as the artiste failed to perform although he was in St. Vincent.

“Promoter failed to meet his contractual obligations so I could not perform. Sorry St. Vincent, I shall return ☹ I’m super disappointed,” the artiste wrote in a tweet around 5:40 a.m. Sunday.

Jah Cure, whose real name is, Siccature Alcock, was scheduled to perform alongside Orlando Octave at the concert dubbed “Irresistible Temptations”.

It was to be his first performance here since 2008 and radio advertisements in the lead up to the show noted that while thousands attended the 2008, thousand more missed the show. The advertisements encouraged fans of the “Unconditional Love” singer not to miss his performance here.

In an earlier tweet, Sunday morning, Jah Cure wrote:

“St. Vincent I’m sorry for every thing that happened tonight due to the lack of organization on the part of the promoters who have been giving nothing but excuses! I look forward to returning to deliver great music in a show by a legitimate promoter some time soon. Jah live!”

The show was organised by Matrix Music Group in collaboration with Carib Beer and Hot FM. It also received sponsorship from The Vincentian newspaper, Rent & Drive, LIME, and Areopost.

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23 thoughts on “Jamaican artiste Jah Cure a no show in St. Vincent

  1. THIS IS BULLSHIT ..I HOPE THEY LEARN THEIR LESSON & DON’T INVITE HIM BACK TO SVG… DESPITE WHAT HAPPEN WITH THE PROMOTERS HE WAS THERE HE SHOULD HAVE DO SOME SONGS & EXPLAIN TO HIS FANS WHY HE ONLY DOING FEW SONGS, HE BACK ON HIS FEET NOW SO THINGS NICE….I DON’T SUPPORT NONE OF THEM, HE NEITHER THE PROMOTERS !!!

    Posted by Ethelene Joy Jackson-Clement | March 11, 2012, 08:36
    • this is business,vincy think this was a mauby shop arrangement, if you want to play in the big leagues grow up CHA

      Posted by Michelle Morgan | March 11, 2012, 21:11
  2. whats the real name of the promoters?

    Posted by DeeJay StyleSupreme | March 11, 2012, 08:48
  3. Things are suppose to be so HARD in the country yet thousands of Youngs people am sure was able to get $50.00 for tickets plus money for drinks etc in the middle of the month right?..So where all this money coming from if things are so bad here….fool ah talk but not fool ah listen

    Posted by Arthur | March 11, 2012, 09:33
    • i SUPPORT YOUR COMMENT 100% BECAUSE AM SURE IF IT WAS A LOCAL SHOW FOR APPROXIMATELY $25 THEY WILL COMPLAIN…IMAGINE $50 & THEY FIND IT GO TO SEE HIM PERFORM FOR APPROXIMATELY 30-45MINS, THAT IS SO SAD….. WE NEED TO TAKE HEED & LEARN!!!

      Posted by Ethelene Joy Jackson-Clement | March 11, 2012, 19:21
  4. There should be legal implications here!!!!

    Posted by Rochard Hull | March 11, 2012, 09:35
  5. I hope the promoters explain their side to the patrons, so that they will support them in the future.

    Posted by smooth | March 11, 2012, 10:48
  6. I thought that things in this country were so bad that people could not eat bread. From where did they get $50 plus transportation fee plus I am sure some new outfits, money for drinks etc. This country is truly blessed

    Posted by READER | March 11, 2012, 11:20
  7. After getting so much sponsors why didn’t they meet their obligation? Are they going to re-imburse the patrons? They (promoters) must not be allowed to get away with this.

    Posted by TAD | March 11, 2012, 11:30
  8. no cure, while i understand the whole thing is not wat jah cure had anticipated ,but d promoters and artiste has an obligation to the people ,,,, but it’s no money no love .

    Posted by clare | March 11, 2012, 14:20
  9. ETHELENE JOY JACKSON-CLEMENT take it easy you would run up your blood pressure love…. Jahcure I love you sooo much, so unfortunate with the circumstances… 😦

    Posted by Dena | March 11, 2012, 14:48
    • KEEP LOVING HIM!!! I LOVE HIM TOO….BUT I WAS IN MY BED …MY PRESSURE WON’T GO UP AS AM JUST SPEAKING THE TRUTH AS I SEE IT……ALSO IT WON’T BE BOTHERING ME AS I DIDN’T SPEND ANY MONEY,& I WON’T BE GETTING NONE OF IT!!

      Posted by Ethelene Joy Jackson-Clement | March 11, 2012, 19:38
  10. I definitely support the stance of the artist.If you hire me and promise to pay me a certain fee at a certain time,I expect you to keep your end of the bargain and pay me up front

    Posted by Nyasha John | March 11, 2012, 15:34
  11. Can’t blame Jah Cure. Singing is the man JOB. He can’t come to svg and sing if things is not going as expected after all he have a staff to pay also. Saying he is here and should sing is bull, if he ain’t get pay as expected he has a right. Blame the PROMOTERS

    Posted by Dorcia | March 11, 2012, 19:53
  12. lol I thought was St Lucia alone this things happen …we had the same problem with movado promoters acted a fool and no show perform never got refunded

    Posted by Nia | March 11, 2012, 21:24
  13. Ethelene Clement I agree with you,the man and his band is already on the island,he could have done some Short cut performance equal to the money they are offering him. If he had to pay for his travel and hotel directly from his pocket he would have done some sort of bullshit performance to cover his expense. That’s how Jamaicans are they all about money and will do any thing for money. On the other hand maybe that is all what the promoters can afford,they also have to pay their team,other participants and park workers. I am certain if they could afford more money they won’t let them to go back without performing. It terrible how people can not negotiate to avoid embarrassment. It looks ugly on both sides, the entertainers and the promoter. JAH CURE doesn’t deserve to be back in SVG for anymore performance, regardless to whom he had to pay, sometimes things break even and sometimes you loose a bit. I am certain he loose much more since he failed to negotiate.
    The promoter loose and the fans also loose.

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | March 12, 2012, 06:34
  14. To continue,this performance reggae show was a total embarrassment to the fans of SVG. Both side should have made every effort TO COMPROMISE whether they have to take some lost funds FOR THE SAKE OF THE FANS. In the initial stage of most singers they make no money(this is when they compromised) SO THEY CAN STILL do they same sometimes. ON THE other hand if the promoters make plenty money and didn’t want to pay, then they are greedy and need to be suied. But it so hard for me to believe that they could afford more money and still let them go.

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | March 12, 2012, 06:54
  15. As a person who also promote events I will tell you what they did to Jah Cure is unfair. They used his name to sell tickets and after the sales they just did not want to follow through with the transaction. Every show requires a contract which clearly outlines what is expected, and the fees and agreement to secure the artist participation. I am sure if there was a policy in place which required the promoters to notify the public in print and radio that Jah Cure would not be performing and offered everyone an option to receive a refund they would not have pulled this stunt.

    In situations like this where the public is wronged, it is up to the government to set up procedures to ensure that both parties follow through with their contractual agreements. One possible solution could be that the government require all organizers to set up an escrow account where the full deposit for the main act will be held until the agreed time for payment. This would ensure that the public does not lose out.

    In this case only the public lost out. I am sure Jah Cure received a deposit and the organizers sold tickets. Ultimately, it is not okay to use Jah Cure’s name to promote the event as the main act then fail to complete the financial arrangements. Someone should go to jail for this, because it is straight out fraud and criminality on someone’s part.

    Posted by R. Wright | March 12, 2012, 09:59
  16. Jah Cure i stand by your decision, stay in your hotel room and when you get your pay you sing. If you had performed there was no guarantee you going to get paid after.

    Authorities need to put things in place to rpevent a situation like this from re-occouring.

    1. I suggest that all promoters must be registerred and prove that they are financially capable of hosting a show.
    2. For any upcoming event, the artiste must first confirm to the authorities that they have received their full 50% deposit or if any waver is being given.
    3. Days before the show the promoter must present to the Authorities the remaining balance to be paid to the artiste. Without this, no permission will be granted by the police to have the show.
    4. The Authorities along with the promoter will pay the artisite on the mornining of the show to ensure that all things are in place.
    5. In the event that the artiste does not perform he or she will not be able to leave the state unless a full refund of the payment made (not the 50 initial deposit). This payment will be made back to the authorities who will also handle the refunding of monies to customers.

    This can be fine tuned to add more securities to it but its a start.

    Posted by John | March 12, 2012, 10:42
  17. show business is serious business, no money equal no performance. promoters shouldnt approach something they cant handle,the venue wasnt even paid for till saturday and low and behold all the patrons were in the park confused no explanation from the promoter as to what transpired.. im jus sayon that people should be refunded..

    Posted by k | March 12, 2012, 11:24
  18. A contract is a contract…. if one individual fail to meet their obligation in that contract… the contract is now null and void…. You did well Jah Cure…. You stand your ground… Jah Cure is not obligated to sing any songs just to please the people who already paid for their concert tickets…. Business is Business… the reason he came to SVG is to receive what was promised to him… if you all need some one to blame…go and blame the individuals who bring him here…

    Posted by elsie | March 12, 2012, 11:30
  19. I agree with Jahcure!!! Straight!!!!! Half ah you like yall living in lala land, bout do “half-ass” performance, that’s adding insult to injury and “explain” to the fans and do two songs among other things I’ve heard, how would this look on his part? I wonder how much of you all who yapping willing to work for free, or half salary, since this is what you’re suggesting? Give the man a break, vincy ppl to blasted wrong and strong!

    Posted by Dena | March 12, 2012, 11:49

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