Chief: Sex Is­land not com­ing here

UK Barbados Nation - - NEWS -

PORT OF SPAIN – Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Gary Grif­fith says the or­gan­is­ers of a four-day, three-night “sex-trav­a­ganza”, called Sex Is­land, have a “snow­ball chance in hell” of host­ing the event in Trinidad and Tobago.

The New York Post web­site re­ported that the or­gan­is­ers have named an is­land off the coast of the twin is­land repub­lic as the lo­ca­tion for its next event, sched­uled for De­cem­ber 14 to 17. It added that the fete, which prom­ises its pa­trons drugs and pros­ti­tutes, and costs be­tween US$4 500 and US$6 000 per per­son, had been given the “go-ahead” by lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

But Grif­fith, speak­ing on a lo­cal ra­dio pro­gramme, said he wanted to dis­ap­point

“those who think it may hap­pen”.

“It is def­i­nitely not go­ing to hap­pen,” he said, telling his au­di­ence “there is no pri­vate is­land off Trinidad and Tobago”.

The top cop said he be­lieves the event be­ing pro­moted started some years ago in Colom­bia “but it is dif­fi­cult if not im­pos­si­ble for this to take place”.

“Even be­fore the po­lice get in­volved, you need the req­ui­site ap­proval for en­try into Trinidad and Tobago wa­ters from the Min­istry of Na­tional Se­cu­rity [and] you must go through Im­mi­gra­tion au­thor­i­ties. And then, hav­ing said that . . . I can give the as­sur­ance that be­fore the first joint is lighted, be­fore the first lap dance is made, that will never hap­pen.

“There is ab­so­lutely no way that some­thing as or­gan­ised and pro­moted as this can take place in Trinidad and Tobago wa­ters,” Grif­fith said.

He added that there were cer­tain lo­cal places host­ing ac­tiv­i­ties which could give rise to hu­man traf­fick­ing and the po­lice have been us­ing in­tel­li­gence-driven in­for­ma­tion to shut them down. ( CMC)

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