Jah Cure should be replaced as WCMF headliner – Cabral Douglas

Jah Cure spent 8 years in jail after being  convicted of rape
Jah Cure spent 8 years in jail after being convicted of rape

Independent candidate for the Portsmouth constituency, Cabral Douglas, is making a case for Reggae star Jah Cure, one of the headline acts for the 18th edition of the World Creole Music Festival, to be replaced.

Douglas is arguing that Jah Cure whose real name is Siccature Alcock of Jamaica should not be among the acts for Dominica’s signature event as he was convicted in 1999 on two counts of rape, weapons possession and armed robbery and served 8 of his 15 year sentence in a Jamaican prison.

“It is indeed insensitive and a slap in the face quite frankly to all rape victims to provide a platform here in Dominica to a man who has been denied entry into most countries, who are serious about protecting their woman from convicted sexual predators,” Douglas opined.

“I would therefore like to call on first of all the Festivals Commission to review their decision, and find a more suitable artist and secondly, I would like to call on all interested parties to let their voices be heard,” he said.

He pointed out that the artist has been banned from the United States of America, United Kingdom and boycotted in Canada by women’s rights groups and is calling on advocates on behalf of the rights of women and the evangelical churches to speak out.

He said he is in solidarity with all women in Dominica, the Caribbean and the world who have suffered the “humilation, indignity and dehumanizing effects of rape”  and stated “I Cabral Douglas, would like to oppose the selection of a convicted rapist to headline our Annual World Creole Music Festival 2014.”

Douglas said the fact that it is a government sponsored event makes it all the more insulting and pointed out that one of the objectives of the WCMF was to promote Dominican music and culture.

“I therefore fail to see how inviting a foreign rapist to headline the World Creole Music Festival contributes to achieving that objective…”

Jah Cure has been in recent times popular with hit after hit namely true reflections album and the Universal cure however he has still firmly maintained his innocence.

Douglas is even going a step further and is questioning local music industry leaders such as Triple Kay Manager Emile Depooter who just last week was also in the media speaking about an alleged rapist on the loose trailing a family member of his.

“In his impassioned plea, he made several demands of the Police Department, the Court System, and the community at large to be extra vigilant in an effort to protect our young girls from sexual predators. I would therefore like to say to Emile – here is his chance to put his money where his mouth is,” Douglas said.

“Will you send your daughters to gyrate behind a convicted rapist just because there is a pay cheque in it for you at the end of it or will you refuse to allow (Triple Kay) on the same stage as a convicted rapist?” Douglas queried.

Attempts by Dominica News Online to contact DFC boss Colin Piper, Tourism Minister Ian Douglas and Emile Depooter have so far been unsuccessful.

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  1. revolutionary
    July 20, 2014

    I thought that the World Creole Music Festival was supposed to showcase our heritage of creole music. I cannot support a foreign reggae artist headlining my very own, until i see Midnight Groovers headlining Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. Its time to get real support your own

  2. me
    July 20, 2014

    mr. sir.. he served his time.. start lookin at the fathers and uncles in your country who are victimizing young ppl.. hypocrites!!!! just say u’ll cannot affrod the man instead of brining him down..

  3. Las Marte
    July 19, 2014

    We are so fake and false that it kills me sometimes. This same religious community was silent when Glenworth Emmanuel’s home was fire-bombed. They’re silent when murders walk free. They’re silent on all matters of reason, except homosexuality and selective morality. What a pack of bible-preaching hypocrites.
    They Called Tommy the Demon and now they’re silent again on the convicted rapist.
    Lord help us.

  4. The Facts
    July 19, 2014

    Are you kidding and to exalt this man before a crowd? Do you organizers know what you are doing? This man will be residing in the best of hotels in Dominica and treated as if he is a king, an innocent person. He does not deserve this – not in Dominica.
    Why bring the worst of lots to Dominica? You organizers are mad people. Do you not have basic common sense to invite and allow a convicted rapist to perform in Dominica? Has Dominica and some Dominicans as these organizers gone down the drain in class and dignity? Who in their right mind would want to listen to someone who was convicted of rape and was imprisoned for this crime? Can you not do better than that?
    Has he said he is rehabilitated? So what that he spent some time in prison and paid the price. He has not yet paid the price of what he has done and by no means where God is concerned.
    The saying, “What you do not know will not hurt.” Consider what you do know. I would not attend such a function if a man as he will be performing. He should not be allowed in Dominica. Keep him out! Find some other person who was not convicted and of rape. Also, not a drug addict.

    July 18, 2014

    CABRAL, keep your tail quiet!
    That is NO case! Because your entertainer was deny entry you are trying to put confusion in Dominica?
    what is wrong with you CSABRAL?

    Jar Cure has paid for his action and has changed his life.
    Where is your heart? Under your feet?

    You wanted to bring someone with lyrics that will not motivate but destroy our youths who you were catering for but the man who has changed his life, you are trying make a story out of it.

    Popularity you want? Pay for your adds like every body else. That is not how you should campaign for election.

  6. possie massive
    July 18, 2014

    the man pay for his sin move on people

  7. Jejep
    July 18, 2014
  8. Anate
    July 18, 2014

    This WCMF should showcase DA talent …how about Nasio and Harry Mo and our beloved Nelly Stharre show the world what is right here

  9. Toure
    July 18, 2014

    Does JahCure really wants to come to DA? After all the hoop-la of his rolex watch being stolen and hotel employees searching his room.
    Was the rolex returned and in which hotel he’ll be staying this time?

  10. I
    July 17, 2014

    It is time for the Douglas dynasty to make room for other Portsmouth families to lead the second town .

    • JoJo
      July 18, 2014

      Dynasties come and go, just like dinosaurs. If you have to live of the legacy of your father, God help you.

  11. eye 4 an eye
    July 17, 2014

    I see what Mr. Douglas is aiming at with this, and from previous comments you all just proved him right! Mr. Douglas organised the Tommy Lee Sparta show which was denied after an uproar from religious groups and government officials further more arrested the artist on arrival, simply because the artist was claimed to be demon possessed and they claimed it would have had a negative impact on our society. That being said, it shows the level of hypocrisy on us Dominicans who are now crying down mr douglas remarks on Jah Cure whis IS a convicted rapist. If we are standing against immorality and consider ourselves a christian nation then we should NOT pick and choose artist we love and slander those we hate. They both have faults that affect us so NONE should perform in dominica. stop being hypocrites!

  12. rats....
    July 17, 2014

    Some of you in this island are to hypocrite…then why can’t Shabbat a Dominican cannot get a chance?…you wanna give the big star jah cure a chance and u want to bury your own people…what is our country getting too…we seem to be a lost island.

  13. Calibishi Warrior
    July 17, 2014

    He can get all the bread he wants …. just not mine… and why? because I choose to give that bread to someone who does not have a history of raping women at gun point. And don’t give me any of that ”in the past’ goat manure! when he makes some personal atonement for his evil , I’ll start to listen. When he acknowledges the never ending nightmare he has inflicted on this woman .. I will rethink. . Yes the beam might be big in my eyes but be under no illusions.. rape aint no mole. And if we as a community are going to learn and grow from the incidents that saw two women killed , a female student raped .. a young child molested at the behest of her own family (lest we forget),LAST YEAR ALONE.. It includes taking a stance against people like Jah Cure , who for all his current status and lyrics have the responsibility to work towards the elimination of this scourge. and until then has no right to be headlining our major cultural event.

  14. jardam
    July 17, 2014

    cabral shut up….u are in no position to speak…u were bringing tommy lee spart weren’t u and ur behavior at the airport u should have been charged under the terrorist act since the immigration officers had to seize operation bcuz of ur unruly behavior even assaulted custom officers with so many visitors standing in the cue/ women and children alike…you are no patriot to dominica don’t speak as one…w

  15. I know the past
    July 17, 2014

    What happen to Cabral? Grow up Cabral. Roosie Douglas go jail to for burning the people flag and he still became Prime Minister of the Dominica. We all loved him still. Jah Cure was innocent my brother. Did you not hear it in Morgan Heritage’s song “Tell me how come, Jah Cure there inna Jail and the prosecutor know he’s innocent and shouldn’t be there” Get Over your Tommy Lee issues and crawl back into the hole you was hiding all these years. Quit you will fail.

  16. Interesting
    July 17, 2014

    Sex offenders can’t be rehabilitated….. They are predators and will always be that way…. The most that they are able to do is suppress their urges…. Rape is about control and not sex…… Being successful and talented doesn’t mean that you are not a rapist….. Studies show that many rapists are successful…. Intelligent men.

  17. Ok
    July 17, 2014

    He has performed in Dominica at a previous occasion. The damage has already been done.

    • Clan
      July 19, 2014

      We can correct the wrong. Probably the first one was an oversight.

    July 17, 2014

    This story on DNO is as confusing as Cabral himself. Whereas the headline states, “Cure to be replaced”, the opening para states, “Cabral is making a case for ” not against] one of the headline act.
    But what is Cabral really up to? Has he learnt anything from the unfortunate Tommy Lee saga or is Cabral just seeking public attention and sympathy as a result of a miserably failing, selfish, self-centered and fake alternative DLP candidature in the Portsmouth area?
    Whereas Cabral is right that the criminal acts for which the artist was convicted ought not be glorified, which is not the case here nor is the music of the artist glorifying rape and violence as that of Tommy Lee glorification of the devil, the more important point here is one highlighted by a contributor below (Chalk and Cheese) that the artist is a rehabilitated offender who has gone on to be extremely successful and very productive in society compared to a “repeated offender, nut-job, represented by Cabral -who to date cannot seem to or does not appear to want to control himself”
    Cabral seems to be exercising bad judgment in picking his battles, which is not a good sign for a political candidate.

    Roseau Valley

    • African American
      July 17, 2014

      So wait…u mean to tell me that Dominica is so backwards that you all need to bring down a Jamaican rapist to headline your own music festival???You mean you all cannot even produce a single Dominican who can pull a crowd to headline your flagship event??? Are you all so desperate to pull a crowd that you need to bring in someone who can not even travel to the US, UK or Canada??? It no wonder that Dominica is recognised as the poorest and most backwards country in the OECS…

      • Anonymous
        July 17, 2014

        every Caribbean festival brings in a foreign artist to headline. guess what even in Jamaica they bring in other artists to pull in a crowd. So guess you are the backwards one. AFRICAN AMERICAN MY RASS

      • African American
        July 18, 2014


        Besides Triple Kay, Midnight Groovers, and Ecstasy none of which are headline acts, there is not one other Dominican act performing at the (WCMF) which is a three day CREOLE festival??? Just about all of the performs are foreigners. In other countries like they invite foreigners to make special guest appearances, but since Dominica is so backwards you all invite all foreigners and have your own just there in the background, which is a sad state of affairs for Dominica….Not only are you dependant of foreigners to draw a crown, but you have resorted to foreign reject like Jah Cure, who will never get a visa to travel to the US, UK or Canada…

    • Angel
      July 18, 2014


      I did not realise you were functionally illiterate.
      The headline says: “Jah Cure SHOULD be replaced…then the article states: “Cabral Douglas, is making a case for Reggae star Jah Cure…TO BE REPLACED!!!

      Thank God you are not the one contesting the next election…!

    • Pearl
      July 18, 2014

      He said he is in solidarity with all women in Dominica, the Caribbean and the world who have suffered the “humilation, indignity and dehumanizing effects of rape…” The last time I checked women made up 50% of the voting population. So RV I fail to see how this demonstrates “exercising bad judgment” in picking his battles????????

  19. D
    July 17, 2014

    Y is it that nows the time his trying to bring down the wcmf by his statements. Jah cure has reflected on his errors and made his reflections public to everyone. Everyone deserves a second chance. Please. Bring up people who are raising Above their errors. How could the country progress if a man keeps bringing down someone because they did something wrong. Haven’t Douglas made errors himself?

  20. Anonymous
    July 17, 2014

    Y is it that nows the time his trying to bring down the wcmf by his statements. Jah cure has reflected on his errors and made his reflections public to everyone. Everyone deserves a second chance. Please. Bring up people who are raising Above their errors. How could the country progress if a man keeps bringing down someone because they did something wrong. Haven’t Douglas made errors himself?

  21. Nigel
    July 17, 2014

    I guess election is coming anything could be said to get votes. This so called conviction happened 15 years ago. Isn’t the goal of prisons to help rehabilitate individuals and bring them back into society. Give Jah Cure a break. His music his awesome. Douglas need to get his fat ass on a a diet lmao.

  22. Me
    July 17, 2014

    Wasn’t it this guy who said he was missing some expensive jewellery? What happened to his missing jewellery? This thing made headlines and gave the hotel staff bad name. What happened to that case? Hmmm. He is coming back again.
    Cabral makes sense, if it was a Dominican who had that kind of record we would be chanting him down. Is it because its a sewo business we upholding it?
    He was here already give NASIO our own a chance.

  23. Alexy
    July 17, 2014

    Why are we so judgmental and hypocrite in Dominica? Yes he might have been convicted of these things, but it is plain to see he is a changed person!!! Didn’t he perform in Dominica already, nobody said a word!!! Honestly, Cabral, why all you Douglas’ like noticing so nah!! None of you can never be Roosevelt Douglas, so stop trying!!! If you have nothing positive to say, keep quiet!!!!!

  24. Alexy
    July 17, 2014

    Why are we so judgmental and hypocrite in Dominica? Yes he might have been convicted of these things, but it is plain to see he is a changed person!!! Didn’t he perform in Dominica already, nobody said a word!!! Honestly, Cabral, why all you Douglas’ like noticing so nah!! None of you can never by Roosevelt Douglas, so stop trying!!! If you have nothing positive to say, keep quiet!!!!!

  25. hmmmm
    July 17, 2014

    so ban jah cure a convicted criminal who is out of jail for years now and has rehabilitated him self, sings conscious reggae but bring tommy lee sparta who at the time had a case pending for a massive lotto scam, sings violent music etc….

    and last time jah cure was here the ladies flocked him and couldnt get enough….. so which women rights u fighting for ?

    u still vex they ban uncle demon man ? hahahahhahahaha

  26. Anonymous
    July 17, 2014

    why cabral doh go and weed under those coconut tree in hamstead? lazy bunch of people!!!!! both he and shawn….. and leave jah cure alone!!!!

  27. Shillingford
    July 17, 2014

    And what about when mr make a bobol and say Dominica ppl voleh his watch…

  28. tati
    July 17, 2014

    That looks like a payback for refusing uncle demon in the country; in as much that he wants the Government to take a stance, I pray that he encourages them too to create a public website attached to the police department that all sex offenders/paedophile must register as part of the constitution/law once they are charged and that their pictures are made public so all are aware of who they are. THAT I BELIEVE IS VERY IMPORTANT.

    Let us start cleaning our backyard, our country making full awareness of these issues and then we can try to clean up someone else’s

    Also, besides, this is not his first time performing, so Cabral everybody is going to look at it that you are just trying to find justification in what they did when they refuse entry for your uncle demon artist.

    Let’s see what the church says!!!!!!!

  29. July 17, 2014

    In life anytime you question the status quo, you attack the conspiracy theory.. In dominica we never ever practice due diligence smh ! :idea:

  30. hmm
    July 17, 2014

    If you all don’t realize, i think cabral is trying to get revenge for the same tommy lee issue

  31. lee
    July 17, 2014

    What is wrong with some people , he performed in Da before he was of no treat and he he was the WCF committee would not invite him to DA. Cabral please give peace a chance.

    • lee
      July 17, 2014

      sorry threat

  32. hmmmmn
    July 17, 2014

    All i have to say is STFU Cab- Ral!!

  33. funny
    July 17, 2014

    Confused priorities? Politics/party – which is it? What about drugs and unemployment in Possie?

  34. let me say something
    July 17, 2014

    I think he have a point because our head of government is concern of the country safety so what the man saying yes even if he was there already you never know when or if he will strike i believe to my self jar cure is a change man but if our ledders looking for safety that is one to look into then dominica wont go anywhere cause most of the artist from J-A have something under they name ( an yes i know he is saying that because of the excuse given for Tommy Lee not welcome to dominica

  35. jharris
    July 17, 2014

    Cabral douglas is just an ass period nothing more to say on the matter we have a maniac rite there in our midst is that he have to check and not jah cure where were you cabral? when jah cure first came now you trying to pull that stunt to much worthless power al u fellas believe al u have but jah will deal with al u in his own way face the issue in dominica and that is SHABBA doe come and tell people about jahcure please man I think u have sense for u too figure that much out because my boy your being ridiculous and blind sided dominica already in head with Jamaica for TLS so by all means my boy fuck with jah cure

  36. Tri-State Beauty
    July 17, 2014

    Let me state here I was a victim of attempted rape as a minor and it’s the most traumatic experience, so I can’t even wrap my mind around what those who have had to endure the brunt of it are going through. All rapists should be castrated, they are unfit for society… however even I know if as a teenager me and my teenage man get caught having sex, and my law enforcement father demand he serves time I can’t exactly call it rape, can I? yes he was told to stay away from me, but what we felt was bigger than parental rule!!

    Conpeh Cabaral you have a serious issue of confusion. If Jah Cure is a convicted rapist and shouldn’t play in Dominica because suddenly Dominican women are of great importance to you, then how is that you are leading the charge for Uncle Demon aka Tommy Lee Sparta, nee Leroy Russell to sue Dominica’s government and by extension it’s people who include women? Oh once you don’t serve time for a criminal act against UNDERAGE MINORS IN UNIFORM because in depraved neighbourhoods it’s almost a ritual to pick them up and serve them to the beast it’s not a crime? You are a hypocrite, attention seeker and only using Jah Cure as a scapegoat to get your name out in the press again. You are sick, and using such a hurtful experience for your own selfish gain. You are still not going to win that seat because all your issues are self-serving and desperate.

  37. Hmmm
    July 17, 2014

    Why not bring morgan heritage then? Bring back the good vibes!

  38. stupess
    July 17, 2014

    maybe we should just rethink allowing Jamaicans to have anything or any business in Dominica because apparently “everytime” there’s always some issue with one.

  39. martinee
    July 16, 2014

    let bygones be bygones It is now water under the bridge Mr. Douglas

  40. humble
    July 16, 2014

    If this man cabral Douglas without a sin? If so cast the first stone. Have you being entirely honest your whole life and you be in faithful all your life, Have you ever steal? If so then you can speak cause you a completely clean if not stay quite.

  41. concerned
    July 16, 2014

    “But where those man there come out na ” controversy in everything ………

  42. HeKnew HeKnew HeKnew
    July 16, 2014

    What us good for the goose is good for the gander. Since when you all D/cans like to forgive. You all do not even know what is apology, and for words said. This jah cure was also guilty of weapons possession and armed robbery. Those who like to harbour people of that nature will accept him with open arms.
    Mr Cabra;, I support you 100%. What about the midnight groovers and Nasio!
    Tell Jah cure that the show has been brought foward to August 4th.

  43. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    wouldnt mind if Machel Montano came back

  44. The Bam
    July 16, 2014

    But mister now wake up man? Boss Jah Cure was live and in living color on the same stage in 2011! So your point is what? He wasn’t a rapist then too? We doh still go and dance on “Before I Leave”? Awar Awar! Find something else to oppose because it look like you now wake up!

  45. Hmmm?
    July 16, 2014

    Is Cabral even trying to win? When you start grasping at straws in desperation, you may bring down those around you – case in point UWP (Lennox Linton & Danny Lugay). I rather have Jah Cure in dominica than Cabral about now, he needs to stop being bitter… although I admit he has reason since the denial of Tommy Lee was unfair.

  46. love heart
    July 16, 2014

    The man was free because they was never sure he did that officers cry to his song people change just see and hear you if you looking for better you should never say such his music brings no violence dumb fool check your dirty pass that to do I’ll bring out all to your……

  47. MSheree
    July 16, 2014

    What Jah Cure did almost 2 decades ago was a despicable act against a woman. From what I can recall of the case he met a girl on the streets and they struck up a conversation. During the conversation she agreed to visit him at his house later that night. When she arrived at his house they engaged in consensual sex. After they were through, he called over his friends, who were also present at the time he met the girl, and they raped her.

    No good man would commit such a crime against a woman. The fact that he called over his friends suggested that the act was premeditated. He was convicted and sentence to 15 years but was released on parole after 8 years. I can recall too that his first couple of parole applications were denied because he continued to maintain his innocence. He was of the opinion that he did not rape her, his friends did, therefore he was innocent. Wrong!!!!! He eventually admitted that he was wrong and apologized to the victim.

    I believe many in the music industry and else where has long since forgiven him because he has had much success in his career since his release. He has also gotten married and had a beautiful baby girl. I can’t in good conscience though say that everyone else should forgive and forget because it is a very sensitive issue that might hit home closer for some people than others. While he is enjoying a great life I am pretty certain that the victim is still haunted by the experience.

    Do I think he is a sexual predator, absolutely not. What I would love for the Dominican government to do is to decide early whether or not they are going to grant him entry in the country and let the promoters of the event know so that they can act accordingly. It would be sad to see him get turned away at the airport.

  48. July 16, 2014

    I think what Mr. Douglas is implying is that we have double standards in Dominica .Remember Tommy Lee Sparta?

  49. linky
    July 16, 2014

    cabral you right on point and thos who disagree with you i would like them to tell me what tommy lee was convict of he was deny entree in dominica.

  50. ??
    July 16, 2014

    Is this the same guy who accused Dominicans of stealing his expensive watch at the hotel where he was staying after the show while the story was all made up? He has a serious character problem. He also made the same accusation in at least two other countries. What a shame for a talented man. And yes, this is all payback for that loser Cabral.

  51. justice
    July 16, 2014

    Wait, isn’t this the guy who alleged that his gold chain was stolen from a local hotel where he stayed the last time he was in Dominica?.

  52. Pokemon
    July 16, 2014

    Packback that dre douglas chkin no tommy lee so no jah cure haha

  53. Suga & Spice
    July 16, 2014

    Wait! All u serious man ? So why is now they want to bring up the man past and say he can no longer perform because of that. Like they they didn’t know that the last time he came chupsss this makes no sense to me! Very ridiculous!

  54. Cyrique
    July 16, 2014

    I would like him to make a song condemning RAPE, violence against women and inspiration lyrics for youth.

  55. Fil
    July 16, 2014

    Cabral the guy performed in Dominica so because your pal Lee was refused entry so you want to denied Jay too? Did you do your homework on what happened to Jay Cure? Calling the man rapist whereas he maybe take jail for being accused.

  56. Michael
    July 16, 2014

    Some serious questions raised by Cabral.

  57. July 16, 2014

    Well all I can say is had it been your daughter, sister, mother ,or wife perhaps it would be a different story. You know Dominica needs to be seen as moving with times the world would be most annoyed if we were potrayed as habouring criminals, perhaps he was wrongly
    Accused however hecdid commit some kind of act so therefore pay the price. His mussic is boring.Stay blessed Dominica.

  58. July 16, 2014

    He who have no sins cast the first stone the man do his time there are those who never got caught much less do time the past is the past how we black people so I’m no fan of his but we too quick to be judge, jury and excicutioner

  59. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    Cabral has an ax to grind seeking to get even for the government refusing his “Character” artist entry to D/ca. Cabral, there is what we call doing your time and Jah Cure has done his time, paid his dues to society. Stop been envious of the man achievements and instead support him on the path that he now trod.

  60. July 16, 2014

    Awa jabral. What about shabba now? Please try to clean up dca before you take on the world

  61. longtong
    July 16, 2014

    What is Jacure going miss this time—–He’s engagement ring?

  62. Peace
    July 16, 2014

    I thought prison was meant for rehabilitation? I don’t know what goes on behind close doors (including Cabral’s) but from all indication, Jah Cure has not been in legal troubles since this incident. That’s the prevailing attitude why so many ex-cons can’t find legitimate work once released.

    Also, Cabral, are you not aware that there are convicted rapist who are Dominican and who perform and sing right here in Dominica? What say you then? There have been days dedicated to the observance of issues affecting women, Cabral – you know I never once hear from you? DNO has had articles/court bulletins related to that topic – silence. Why now? Is this your moment to “get back” at folks because you do not come across as genuine.

    I am by no means poo-pooing domestic violence or abuse of women. I want tougher laws and better awareness of the ills of abuse. But Cabral, don’t use this topic in the hopes of scoring political points. Get out there! Work and speak out the plight of your community. Peace

  63. Tit for Tat
    July 16, 2014

    Government ban Tommy Lee Sparta so de Cabal want to ban Jah Cure. But for real I want to hear the Evangelicals on this one because like Tommy Lee, Jah Cure is also a Satanist and now, wow, a Rapist. Madam Speaker what are your views on this one, and, UWP and DLP its election season so tell us your views too… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  64. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    Pls dont point your finger at jah cure cuz we dont know what you did when you was young

  65. Smile
    July 16, 2014

    Well, I have a problem with him coming also but its for the reason he spoilt Dominica’s name..The last time he performed here at the WCMF he accused Dominicans of stealing his ROLEX watch. Let’s wait to see if his chain goes missing this time…supposedly….

  66. MetYo
    July 16, 2014

    I certainly do not suppourt Cabral with his nonsense because like most people here in this forum I beleive persons should be given second chances. However that being said, no one seems to be remembering that the last time Jah Cure was here He in his infinite wisdom decided to acuse Dominicans employed at Fort Young of stealing his Rolex watch. Please stupes I personally for no other reason but that would not bring this clown back to Dominica. It is a despicable slap in the face to all hard working employees at fort young for us to bring him back here…….NO TO JAH CURE!!!!!!

  67. my views
    July 16, 2014

    Cabral should find some hard work to do. like fixing that untidy and nasty place where they selling the ice cream or make the idle estates productive

  68. JoJo
    July 16, 2014

    I think DFC booked him again because his much cheaper now than before. The man needs bookings. Typical!

  69. Possie Massive
    July 16, 2014

    Mister can not travel anywhere to perform because of his past convictions – no wonder he love Dominica so much!

  70. natural dominican
    July 16, 2014

    Yo tell this fool go get something to do….jah cure has served his time and has now made positive contribution to society.

  71. wow
    July 16, 2014

    this by far has to be the most dumbest narrow minded statement ever,honestly hes just doing that for attention and revenge for the whole tommy lee situation,but someone needs to tell him get a grip,so pity like really?

  72. DEE
    July 16, 2014

    #wake up and stop walk in your sleep!!!!

  73. DEE
    July 16, 2014

    Cure Again!!!!!!!

  74. July 16, 2014

    I won’t hold a man’s past against his today , however my objection is based on his poor performance on the stage last time he played at WCMF and secondly his later painting my competent staff at fort young as thieves for what he claimed he lost which he never had . Apology first and then consideration for 2015 .

  75. eyes open wide
    July 16, 2014

    Cabral Douglas are u not the one u try bring down tommy lee? be carefull of the stone u throw ,becasue while u quick to judge Jah Cure u had the man worshiping the devil and yet still u called it good music. In life people change and the pass will never remain the same .Just saying 8-O

  76. Saywhatnow?
    July 16, 2014

    This coming from the man who brought the demon singer here? such hypocrisy

  77. bull
    July 16, 2014

    i’ve been waiting forever to see the CURE…Mr. Cabral go and find better things to do with your time!

  78. Countryandpolitics
    July 16, 2014

    Through this medium in the interest of country Mr.Douglas is right and dead on, however for those who think it’s payback or Jah cure been here

  79. Jahknow
    July 16, 2014

    why is this point being raised now …it is not the first time Jah Cure is playing D/ca WCMF. Was there a discussion about his past concvictions then? What is different now…oh yes up coming elections…those who have eyes will see

    • concerned
      July 16, 2014

      Cambral that want votes.So he is just talking nonsense he just arrive in Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      July 16, 2014

      no its not because of elections. remember where tommy lee was going to play? its a matter of “you do me i do you back”.

      Mr. Douglas is being childish IMO

  80. omg
    July 16, 2014


    With all the crime going on in Portsmouth, it’s the first I’m hearing of this guy. To ban Jah Cure. Where has he been the entire time???????? It’s funny how their priorities are mixed up.

    Sir, where is your voice with all the drugs and killing in Portsmouth? Matter fact Dominica as a whole?

    Where is your voice when all these kids are being abuse right in your back yard? WHERE IS YOUR VOICE THEN???????????

    • BB
      July 17, 2014


  81. DaySeh
    July 16, 2014

    This happened since 1999 though… a good 15 yrs ago… What happened to giving people a second chance? it’s nonsense like this that holds people back. The man has probably changed for the better married and just wants to move on.

    However, I do agree with the changing him…because no one likes him anymore

    • seem
      July 16, 2014

      the convicted crime was alleged, and was never properly proven. read the facts surrounding the case. there is a reason why he never did his full time.

    • James
      July 17, 2014

      Some things like rape you just can say it happened 15yrs ago…that’s being insensitive to the victims of rape.

  82. Evolved
    July 16, 2014

    I second that – let the Government take a serious stand against this artist for his cowardly acts against women.

  83. van
    July 16, 2014

    Has he not played in Dominica before? Why was this issue not raised then?

    • Kandy
      July 16, 2014

      i was so gonna type that… anything to raise an issue and be some what significant with these power hungry people…. are we seriously gonna make JAH CURE an issue now??? i have not heard CABRAL speak up about SHABBA which is right under his nose!!! but we all know why CABRAL making this an issue *hint* ( TOMMY LEE SPARTA).

  84. anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    i just cant understand Dominicans .those crabs in a barrel. is this the first time jah cure has come to d.a ? is this the first time jah cure has played at wcmf? papa bondieu what those hungry for money ppl dere want lord! it is a known fact that this man was wrongfully accused and the young lady lied about her age nonetheless she was underaged and he has paid his time and dues …..jah boy! jah cure come and sing so I can dance and enjoy ur irie vybz and of the unity love and cool things u sing about in ur songs .live and let live my good ppl.period.

    • Anonymous
      July 16, 2014

      we doh want him again. cause he accused de hotel of stealing his rolex

    • Tweed
      July 16, 2014

      Cabral just want to appear to be relevant in the eyes of the public.

      The man has served his penalty Cabral. What do you want again? Don’t you believe people change and deserve a second chance? Hasn’t he performed in Dominica prior to this WCMF?

  85. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    They aint have time for that Cabral!

  86. awa wi
    July 16, 2014

    Totally ridiculous statement the man served his time and changed his life which in itself is a story of inspiration to persons who are imprisoned or in situations that lead to crime. Has the man been conicted of similar offences since his release from jail? By your standard best criminals jus stay in jail wi wen they tell them time up #stoneheart #theyknownotlove

  87. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    YA carbal has a point– BUT i suspect its payback for refusing TLS from performing couple months ago. AND my view on JAH CURE is that he should not be allowed to perform because of the accusation he made on the certain hotel where he was a guest after his last wcmf performance. made DOMINICANS felt ashamed. REPLACE him with NASIO. STOP PRESSING NASIO DOWN instead of promoting a convicted rapist. yes i said CONVICTED because thats what he was found guilty of. WE NA WANT MR IN OUR FETE.

    • CIA on the Watch
      July 16, 2014

      Its Funny how so many Dominicans are suffering from memory loss, this is a man who after his performance last year almost place a dent in DA tourism arrival because of his wild accusation of stolen watch

    • immigration
      July 16, 2014

      BRING NASIO FOUNTAINE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at least we know that Jah Cure is a “rapist” how about those who go around and play under all little girls skirts and no one reports it? and eve when it is reported no one goes to jail for it. This issue is a big one, but lets not speak out of our ears, eyes and asses but rather have a healthy discussuion that can benefit all especially our young ladies. BRING NASIO FONTAINE PLEASE!!!!!

    • Hero Worship
      July 17, 2014

      I just don’t understand why Nasio isn’t part of the line-up. Last time Nasio performed in WCMF, I had a great great time.

  88. Chalk and Cheese
    July 16, 2014

    Oh please Cabral. How do you compare a rehabilitated offender who has gone on to be extremely successful and very productive in society to a repeat offending nut-job who cannot seem to or does not appear to want to control himself?

    Yes Jah Cure has been convicted of these indiscretions but who has not made mistakes as a youth. Some of us have gone too far and I will admit that Jah Cure was a bit extreme but he has moved on from that, married a very beautiful young lady, started a family and has been very instrumental in the upliftment of society. Can you really compare that man’s life to Shabba? A man who for over a decade has terrorized females all over the country, has been involved in all sorts of other illegal activities and is absolutely un-remorseful for his actions?

    If you can consider equating these 2 individuals then your mind as well needs evaluation.

      July 17, 2014

      Well said

  89. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    Why is it that every time a Douglas opens his mouth, it becomes a news item?

  90. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014

    hmm who so never like so!

    • anonymous
      July 16, 2014

      lollll :mrgreen:

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