FOLLOW-UP: Beenie Man to return to Jamaica to answer tax evasion charges
International dancehall artiste Moses Davis, better known as “Beenie Man“, says he will be returning home to Jamaica over the weekend to face tax evasion charges which led to an arrest warrant being issued for him.
Last Tuesday Resident Magistrate Owen Parkin issued a warrant for the immediate arrest of the popular artiste after he failed to show up at court to answer the tax evasion charges which were laid after Revenue Department said he owed it J $47 million (US $661,971) in back taxes.
Speaking to members of the media here early Saturday after an energetic near 90-minute performance on the opening night of the Dominica World Creole Music Festival, Davis said he had no intention of running from the charges and will be flying home on Sunday after a performance in Barbados on Saturday night.
“I will go back to Jamaica on Sunday because I have to face the charges so I have to go home ? I am Beenie Man, they can’t run me from Jamaica even though they claim me owe them so much money.
“It is fully under control, my lawyers have it fully under control,” he said.
Davis said he believed the charges sprung from the change in government following the September 3 general elections and the new administration’s way of doing things.
He said he did not allow the arrest warrant hovering over his head to affect his performance in Dominica and will also not let it prevent him for performing at his best in the Barbados leg of his Eastern Caribbean weekend tour.
When Davis first appeared in court on the matter last month he said his former management company Shocking Vibes was responsible for paying all his taxes. The case was later postponed to October 23.Earlier this year Davis’ wife, D’Angel took him to court over the ownership of assets and he was in court again a few weeks ago after the St. Andrew Parish Church filed a lawsuit against him for shooting a video in the church cemetery without permission.