Tommy Lee Sparta has been barred from leaving Jamaica. Photo by urbanislandz.com

Tommy Lee Sparta has been barred from leaving Jamaica. Photo by urbanislandz.com

Controversial dancehall artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta, who generated much discussion after he was denied entry into Dominica recently, will not be leaving Jamaica soon as authorities on the island have seized his travel documents.

Tommy Lee made his first court appearance last week after he was charged with breaching Jamaica’s Anti-Lottery Act, known as the Lottery Scam.

During the proceedings he was stripped of all travel documents and all ports in Jamaica were notified that he should not leave the island.

He was released on JA$400,000 bond and is expected to return to court on April 3.

Tommy Lee created waves in Dominica when he was not allowed to enter the island for a concert scheduled to take place in Portsmouth.

He was subsequently arrested and deported.

His appearance at the concert was stiffly opposed by members of the local religious community.

The government said he was not allowed into the island in the interest of public safety.

Organizers of the concert have since said they will take the matter to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for damages.