The government of the sister island of St Lucia yesterday communicated its decision to ban dancehall deejay Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer from performing in that Caribbean territory.
In response to news of the ban, Kartel called the situation "unfortunate". According to a statement from his publicist, Vybz Kartel would be working "rectify the situation as quickly as possible" so he could regain access to this market.
The deejay's camp said they were concerned for the promoter, who had undoubtedly spent "quite a bit of money to promote the event".
The performance in St Lucia, scheduled to take place at the end of the month had reportedly been attracting much negative attention.
According to one paper, a local radio station had contracted Kartel, along with Lady Saw, Lisa Hyper and other Jamaican acts to host a show scheduled for April 30 and May 1.
The much publicised performance had created heated public debate, particularly as Vybz Kartel had been banned from performing in a number of islands including Guyana, Grenada and most recently Barbados.