Jah Cure is the latest Jamaican artiste to face legal troubles in Trinidad and Tobago.

Yesterday, the singer appeared in court in the country’s capital, Port of Spain, to answer charges of accepting money to perform there and not showing up.

The 36-year-old singer (real name Siccature Alcock) was arrested by marshals of the Port of Spain High Court shortly after completing his performance at the O2 Park in Chaguaramas on Sunday night.

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper, after lengthy discussions between Jah Cure’s lawyer Mario Merritt and attorneys for the local promoter whom he owes over TT$83,000 in performance fees, the artiste was allowed to go free.

The newspaper said Jah Cure paid US$6000 in cash to the court and agreed to pay the remainder Monday evening.

In July, deejay Busy Signal was arrested by police before performing in Port of Spain. A promoter sought emergency court intervention for him not honouring a concert date which left the promoter US$37,000 in debt.

Busy Signal negotiated an agreement with the authorities and was allowed to leave the country.