Tommy Lee Sparta Concert Postponed

Concert organizer and owner of the Arbeedee Cinema, Mr. Cabral Douglas

Concert organizer and owner of the Arbeedee Cinema, Mr. Cabral Douglas

The much anticipated show to some, while controversial to others featuring Jamaican dancehall artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta was expected to take place at the Arbeedee Cinema, on Sunday February 16th 2014, was postponed.

Concert organizer and owner of the Arbeedee Cinema, Mr. Cabral Douglas says, the show will take place on Sunday February 23rd 2014.

Sparta, who had been in police custody since February 3 on suspected breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013 in Jamaica, was charged with breaching the anti-lottery act, in connection with an alleged lottery scam he was engaged in.

Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, was released on bail on Friday, February 14th in the sum of JA$400,000.

Four other individuals in relation to the alleged scam.

Lottery scams have become a topic of contention in Jamaica in recent years, with regular citizens as well as politicians being implicated in investigations pertaining to scamming.

Mr. Douglas says, despite the controversy surrounding the artiste performing here, he has no problem in bringing the artiste to Dominica.

He noted, there have been a number of controversial artistes in Dancehall Music including; Vybz Kartel, Ninja Man, Mad Cobra, Sizzla and Bounty Killer, and Tommy Lee Sparta is no different, with his altered egos and personas on stage.

He added, Tommy Lee Sparta’s character is not to be taken literally, it is just entertainment as seen in movies.

The Northern Pastors Fellowship, in collaboration with the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches, recently led a march through the streets of Portsmouth, to express their disapproval of the concert.

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