National Security Minister Stuart Young is responding to international media reports that a sex party is going to be hosted later this month on an island off Trinidad.
In a statement, Young said he has seen the reports of a suggestion that there is to be some event taking place at an island off of the North of Trinidad, carded as a ‘Sex Island Party’.
"I have asked law enforcement and Immigration to monitor this and to make it known that such an event and the suggested illegal actions to take place will NOT be tolerated by Trinidad and Tobago.
The suggested illegality of drug use and prostitution is of concern to me and I have requested that positive action be taken to ascertain whether there is any veracity to the suggested event and to be extra vigilant to prevent any such event taking place."
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, speaking on a local radio programme here Tuesday, said he wanted to disappoint “those why think it may happen.
“It is definitely not going to happen, there is no such plan whatsoever that can actually ensure that it takes place,” Griffith said, telling his audience “there is no private island of Trinidad and Tobago.
Griffith said he believes the event being promised here started some years ago in Colombia “but it is difficult if not impossible for this to take place.
“Even before the police get involve you need the requisite approval for entry into Trinidad and Tobago waters from the Ministry of National Security (and) you must go through Immigration authorities. And then having said that …I can give the assurance that before the first joint is lighted, before the first lap dance is made that will never happen.
“There is absolutely no way that something as organised and promoted as this can take place in Trinidad and Tobago waters,” Griffith said, while there are certain local places the police have been monitoring and used for illegal activities.
He said these local activities could give rise to human trafficking and the police have being using intelligence driven information to shut them down.
Griffith insisted that the planned “Sex island” event scheduled for December 14-17 will not happen.
“With social media you have fake news and you have a situation…where you get tip offs for the police service to be able to provide that pre-emptive strike to prevent something from happening.
‘This is definitely not going to take place in Trinidad and Tobago".