Top Stories. M ore than 50 foreign females, mainly from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, who were suspected of being involved in sex trafficking, were recently detained and questioned by local police and immigration officers who were joined by agents from International Police Criminal Organization INTERPOL in raiding several bars in Providenciales in a highly controversial sting operation. Investigations by The SUN revealed that most of the questioned females have since been sent back to their native countries, while local authorities have introduced more strict measures to make it more difficult for local bar owners to hire women from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, from where the vast majority of female bar tenders have been sourced for many years. INTERPOL agents have also been stationed at the Providenciales International Airport where they have reportedly questioned several women and refused them entry into the Turks and Caicos Islands, after they could not answer certain questions, including how they will be able to support themselves while here.
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The U. Local stakeholders, including law enforcement officials, have reported specific knowledge of sex trafficking occurring in bars and brothels and noted trafficking-related complicity by some local government officials was a problem. The government did not report any updates on anti-trafficking legislation, introduced in , which was still pending at the end of the previous reporting period. Penalties under the proposed legislation include up to ten years imprisonment. The government did not report protection or prevention efforts undertaken during the reporting period. Four government officials participated in a regional anti-trafficking training session in June. The absence of specific legislation criminalizing trafficking as defined by the UN TIP Protocol; the absence of victim identification, screening, and protection procedures; and limited awareness of human trafficking on the part of officials and the public continued to hinder anti-trafficking efforts. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security.
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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 10 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. The nightlife climax of the Club Med singles vacation is a plastic garbage can overflowing with soapy water. Tonight is the weekly "foam party," and the female portion of the dance floor is psyched. Young women in matching plastic wristbands shake their respective things to Tom Jones's Sex Bomb as their male counterparts look on, dazed from the sun. Many of the guests are visibly buzzed, having taken all-day advantage of the pool bar's unending supply of glucose-based rum and tequila cocktails. All afternoon, the resort staff have been busy erecting barricades to build a pen in front of a small platform, into which the foam a mixture of laundry detergent and water is now being pumped. When it reaches waist level, John Lindsey, one of the scuba instructors, yells, "Baby, let's get foamed!
Former President of the Labour Tribunal, Arthur Forbes, admitted having sex "many times" with a Haitian woman who was hired as a helper for his elderly parents in Middle Caicos; but he said the sex was consensual, as they were involved in what he called a "love affair". Forbes, who is on trial for three counts of rape, made the revelation while taking the witness stand on Tuesday, March 13th, , in the case which is being heard by Madame Justice Joan Joyner and a mixed jury that includes one male. The prosecution, which is being led by Director of Public Prosecutions Jillian Williams, alleged that Forbes had sex with the woman without her consent, three times between September and January Forbes, who is represented by attorneys Clayton Green and Keith James, has pleaded not guilty to the rape charges. He told the court that he had sex with the woman at Bambara Beach "many times" but he could not recall how many. He admitted the woman did not provide him with "anything other than sex", and that he also had sex with her twice at a hotel in Grace Bay, Providenciales, but not on a mat in his Labour Tribunal office as the woman had earlier testified. Forbes denied suggestions by the DPP that he told the woman she "must do everything for him, including have sex", because he was the one responsible for her work permit. He admitted giving the woman money separate from her payroll, but also denied a suggestion that he making up the love affair story to defend himself against allegedly having sex with the woman without her consent. Dressed in a grey suit, white shirt and grey tie, Forbes, his voice trembling at times, gave some very intimate details about his involvement with the woman, whose name cannot be published because rape victims must not be identified by the media. For example, he told the court about a "dot" on his groin area for which he required medical treatment, and which became an issue during his sexual relations with the woman.