Trinidad: Sex Island to take place on neighbouring Venezuelan island – Margarita

-Trinidad & Tobago law agencies stay on alert

A screen grab from the promotional video being used for the Sex Island event. Reports out of the UK yesterday revealed the event is being held in neighbouring Venezuela and not Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.

(Trinidad Guardian) The now high­ly pub­li­cised “Sex Is­land” fete is not ap­par­ent­ly tak­ing place this week­end in Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) as pre­vi­ous­ly ad­ver­tised and re­port­ed, but on a neigh­bour­ing Venezue­lan is­land – Is­la Mar­gari­ta.

How­ev­er, law en­force­ment agen­cies are not let­ting their guards down de­spite this lat­est in­for­ma­tion re­port­ed in the Unit­ed King­dom me­dia yes­ter­day.

A se­nior of­fi­cer of the T&T Coast Guard has as­sured Guardian Me­dia that coastal pa­trols will “still be height­ened around T&T’s coast, es­pe­cial­ly off the west­ern penin­su­la,” as the T&T au­thor­i­ties “are tak­ing no chances.”

In the midst of try­ing to get per­ti­nent in­for­ma­tion on the lo­ca­tion and the or­gan­is­ers be­hind the par­ty, Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice (CoP) Gary Grif­fith still found hu­mour.

“I feel the me­dia try­ing to get ‘com­plis’ (re­fer­ring to com­pli­men­ta­ry tick­ets),” Grif­fith said.

“I have nev­er seen me­dia con­tact me so of­ten on any mat­ter,” he added with a hearty laugh.

Yes­ter­day in the UK, an ar­ti­cle in The Sun stat­ed that the par­ty would be tak­ing place from to­day to Sun­day on a pri­vate lux­u­ry beach re­sort in Venezuela on the Is­la Mar­gari­ta and not T&T af­ter all.

Is­la Mar­gari­ta is said to be a pop­u­lar tourist re­sort is­land off the north-east­ern coast of Venezuela – where pros­ti­tu­tion is le­gal. Ac­cord­ing to the ar­ti­cle, the prices for the “deluxe sea view” apart­ment shown in Sex Is­land’s brochures start at £145 per night.

Ear­li­er yes­ter­day, be­fore the ar­ti­cle be­gan cir­cu­lat­ing, Grif­fith, via a re­lease is­sued by the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions unit, had plead­ed for cit­i­zens who had in­for­ma­tion on where the par­ty was be­ing held in T&T to con­tact him.

“Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith is ask­ing any law-abid­ing cit­i­zen, who may have in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the lo­ca­tion, date and time of the high­ly pub­li­cised par­ty in­volv­ing pros­ti­tutes and drugs; to come for­ward with in­for­ma­tion,” the re­lease stat­ed.

When asked if there was any break­through fol­low­ing the re­lease, Grif­fith, again laugh­ing, replied: “Why would I re­veal what I am do­ing to pre­vent it from tak­ing place? It is like ask­ing me what are we do­ing to re­lease a hostage whilst kid­napped.”

Per­sons with cred­i­ble in­for­ma­tion are still be­ing asked to di­rect­ly con­tact Grif­fith via texts on his di­rect num­ber 482-GARY (4279) in the par­ty, by chance, is in­deed be­ing held here as pre­vi­ous­ly ad­ver­tised.

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