Tuesday, June 28, 2005

(M "HO" BAY):: T "HO" URIST capital...

Well the oldest profession, wid some fat old professionals in the islands second oldest city...

Selling sex is easy money

Mark Cummings
Sunday, June 26, 2005

Last month, when a 23 year-old prostitute fleeced an American tourist of US$3,500 (J$213,500) while they had sex at Harvey Beach, just off a busy main road along Montego Bay's tourist corridor, it was her biggest payday during her 18 month-stint as a 'lady of the night'. As a matter of fact, it was the most money she had ever made in one night in her entire life.

"That night, mi feel good and mi buy mi friends dem nuff juice," said the pencil-thin woman, a big grin on her face.
She works along the Rose Hall main road, and her favourite spot is near a playing field in upscale Ironshore, where she lives in a villa that she shares with her sister and brother-in-law.

One of the older women who sells sex on the streets of Montego Bay.

She isn't too picky about her clientele. "As long as dem have dem money, mi deal with dem, mi nuh really care whether dem black or white," she explained.

She earns enough not to have to resort to stealing from her clients, she stressed, saying she had stolen the US$3,500 simply because the opportunity presented itself.

Read it the rest at the Jamaica Observer


In a study on child prostitution in Jamaica, published by the International Labour Office in 2000, it was estimated that more than 100 girls were working as go-go dancers in clubs in Montego Bay. Fresh data is now being collected by PACT.
The ILO report had warned of an islandwide problem of children engaged in prostitution.

"In Montego Bay, 20 girls and 10 boys between 10 and 18 years from several inner-city communities were identified as being involved in sexual activity for gain on a large scale," said the report prepared by Leith Dunn and her team.

"They are organised in groups, an adult is usually in charge of the younger ones but they work independently of each other."
These young sex workers, the report said, could be seen along the Gloucester Avenue Hip Strip and the beach, popular tourist spots.

Dunn and her team also cited examples of groups of young girls, between 13 and 18, working in the tough inner-city community of Canterbury; and boys between 10 and 16 who had sex with men at the UDC-owned Dump Up Beach.


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