Trinidadian and Tobagonian authorities have confirmed that they will shut down a four-day ‘Sex Island’ event, scheduled to take place off the coast of the Caribbean nation between 14th and 17th December.
The organisers say that this year’s all-inclusive event will be taking place on a “drug-friendly” private island in the Caribbean, with enough space for dozens of guests. There will reportedly be various erotic activities (including a welcome orgy), live shows, unspecified “surprises” and more traditional holiday entertainment, all aboard glamorous yachts. Tickets cost more than $4,500 per person.
Organised by adult entertainment firm Good Girls Co, the event has been advertised as promising “unlimited sex with two girls per day”. The first event of its kind took place in Colombia in 2017, and the organisers quickly received extensive criticism over fears of sex trafficking and excessive drug consumption.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed the next edition would take place off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago, the southernmost nation of the West Indies. However, the country’s commissioner of police, Gary Griffith, stated there was, “no such plan whatsoever [to host such an event, and] there is no private island off Trinidad and Tobago.”
Griffith spoke with local news station CN3, stating, “There’s absolutely no way that something as organised and promoted as this can happen in Trinidad and Tobago waters.”
He added that human trafficking is “a very serious crime”.
Griffith’s comments follow that of Trinidad and Tobago security minister Stuart Young, who said, “I shall be giving instructions to authorities including the TTPS (Trinidad and Tobago Police Service) and Immigration that this is not to be permitted in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Good Girls Co has spoken with UK newspaper The Independent, claiming they had “legal licences” to hold the event and that all women would be “clean” and over 18. The women would also be participating of their own “free will”.
It is believed the event will have access to drugs from a “third party”, however the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise that in Trinidad and Tobago “drug traffickers face severe penalties”, and the use of cannabis is illegal and can “carry a custodial sentence”.
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