Prostitution

Christlyn Moore: Toughen Laws against Sex and Human Trafficking

Former Justice Minister, Christlyn Moore, is advocating for a repeal of the section of the Summary Offences Act, which deals specifically with the offence of "lewd and suggestive dancing".

According to the former justice minister, that part of the law criminalises persons who may, in essence, be human trafficking victims.

Christlyn Moore was commenting on the recent police raid at a house at Chancellor Heights, where 22 women were held, 19 of them non-nationals and minors.

Prostitution spilling over to Tobago

Trinidad’s il­lic­it sex trade has spilled over in­to the sis­ter isle of To­ba­go, with Venezue­lan pros­ti­tutes be­ing car­ried to the is­land by Trinida­di­an “busi­ness­men.”

In Part Two of the Sex Sells se­ries, Guardian Me­dia’s in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Shar­lene Ram­per­sad vis­it­ed To­ba­go over the week­end.

There have been nu­mer­ous re­ports of Venezue­lans pros­ti­tutes op­er­at­ing on the is­land, but most lo­cals are scep­ti­cal of speak­ing to the me­dia.