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.
Leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) Watson Duke has confirmed that opposition parties in Tobago are holding talks to form a political entity to fight the People's National Movement (PNM) in the Tobago House of Assembly elections due in 2021.
This follows a call by Wendell Berkeley, Vice Chairman of the PNM's Tobago Council, for all opposing parties to declare their political allegiance.
Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 38-year-old Dianne Richards.
Richards, of Mount Pillar Drive, Tobago, was last seen in the Scarborough district, on Thursday 3rd January, 2019.
She was reported missing to the Scarborough Police Station, by a female relative.
Richards is of African descent, slim built, with a dark complexion and long black hair.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911 or any police station or call 800-TIPS.
Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles said he was tremendously disappointed at the decision by Sandals to withdraw plans for a hotel in Tobago.
In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Charles said: “This is a tremendous blow to our tourism thrust, which is one of the intended drivers of the Tobago economy.”
Police have identified the burnt body of a man found in a car in Hope, Tobago this morning, as Dwarika Moses 20, of Les Coteaux.
Police are treating the death as a suspected homicide.
According to reports about 2 am this morning, fire officers responded to a call about a burning car on Belmont Link Road, Hope, Tobago.
When investigators arrived at the site they noticed a body in the vehicle.
Tobago recorded 9 murders last year.
A body burnt beyond recognition has been found in a car in Tobago.
It is being classed as a suspected homicide.
According to reports about 2 am this morning, fire officers responded to a call about a burning car on Belmont Link Road Mason Hall Tobago.
When investigators arrived at the site they noticed a lone body in the vehicle.
Investigations are continuing. Tobago recorded 9 murders last year.