Senate expose´

Abrahams reveals evidence of prostitution

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams has called for a “serious discussion” on the issue of prostitution in Barbados.

Speaking in the Upper Chamber during debate on the Trafficking in Persons Prevention Bill, 2016, the Immigration (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and Criminal Assets Recovery Fund Bill, 2016, Abrahams, who is an attorney-at-law argued that though illegal, prostitution was carried out on the streets of Bridgetown.

Abrahams, who is the caretaker candidate of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party in the constituency of Christ Church East also questioned why members of the Royal Barbados Police Force were not clamping down on the illegal sex trade while pointing out that homosexual and transvestite prostitution was being practised in Pinfold Street, the City.

“Prostitution exists right in Pinfold Street. It exists in Crumpton Street right outside of Harrison College. It exists in Bush Hill, the Garrison, St Michael, it exists right opposite Hastings Police Station in Christ Church,” he told members of the Upper Chamber.

Knocking Barbadians for what he called their hypocritical approach to prostitution, Abrahams recalled that when he resided at the Garrison, St Michael in close proximity to former Chief Justice of Barbados Sir William Douglas, there was a tacit agreement between lawmen and ladies of the night that once they kept to the side of the road opposite to the Chief Justice’s residence they would be allowed to engage in the illegal practice uninhibited.

Abrahams also said court records would show that no one has been prosecuted in Barbados for engaging in prostitution for a very long time.

He charged that Barbados’ reluctance to have a serious discussion on the issue of prostitution creates other issues for the country.

“I believe that not everybody who is engaged in prostitution is a victim. Now I am not saying I support the practise, neither am I saying I am against it, I am saying that we as a country, not as  a party, need to discuss the issue.

The attorney said one of his clients, who admitted she was a prostitute, said she had made a conscious decision to go and feed her family since she had no job and was in debt.

“That was her position. We like to think that everybody in prostitution is a victim. The right or wrong of it I am sure the Church will have its say,” Abrahams acknowledged.

He cited another case where a Guyanese client who was encouraged by one of her friends to come to Barbados to take up a legitimate job was forced into prostitution after she could not find a legitimate job to make a contribution to the home.

According to Abrahams, the client admitted to him that some nights when she was on the streets, she slept with as many as seven men to get enough money to satisfy her basic needs.

He said she further admitted to him that she was forced to sell her body at  Bds$60 for 20 minutes or part thereof.

The Opposition Senator warned that when a woman was forced to sell her body to as many as seven men a night she exposed herself to all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases.

15 Responses to Senate expose´

  1. Alex Alleyne June 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

    How come he know every “nook and cranny” where all the people and activities are taking place.

  2. Sherlock Holmes. June 2, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Was wondering the same thing, Alex, these guys really makes you laugh,guess we know where this particular group is headed a veiled attempt at the next plan on their minds and only a fool would not know what that is. I would suggest that the goodly senator channel his efforts in the direction of proper rehabilitation and assistance for those who resort to this way of life so that they can become more productive in a meaningful way in our societies,Mr Abraham it appears that you need to keep out of these areas, i hope you have a genuine concern and not some sort of fetish.

  3. chris hill June 2, 2016 at 7:56 am

    The Senator has a very legitimate argument here, these area have been there since the 80s and after all it is the longest and oldest business in the world and world wide progression have changed its outlook over the years. sherlock and alex you both know what everybody else knows so stop knocking the Senator for speaking on the subject. its also happening in broad daylight just read the classified section in the daily nation. plenty ads for massages and 50 dollar rooms.

  4. BaJan boy June 2, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Barbados remains a backward society with thinking by men like the Alex Alleyne and Sherlock Holmes. I am sure almost everyone in Barbados know where the whores frequent. You drive by and se them the goodly Senator is make a serious and valid point as it relates to both social and health development of our society and two clowns trying to trivialize it because of politics. No wonder as only clowns like Freundel and those around him seem not to understand where they have taken this country

  5. Smiley June 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Rahab the prostitute of the bible helped the spies by hiding them so when Jericho walls came down she and her family were spared ….it’s not a new line of work for some people but with God’s help she resigned from it. I hope that those people who are suffering under this curse of a lifestyle will be rescued like Rahab. Meanwhile the pimps and human traffickers should be prosecuted,passports returned to the owners so they’ll go back to their countries,massage brothels shut down and the spots know to the police also , this problem with prostitution will not go away since there is a need for it,frankly speaking I prefer this adults selling sex over “children sex abuse ” any day.He needs to speak for the over one thousand children in this country that are sexually abused according to the lawyer for the Childcare Board and NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO RESCUE THEM .

  6. jrsmith June 2, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Lady sold her self for $60.00 for 20 minutes which means she earns more than a big majority of people in Barbados , she just need to work 2 hours a night…reading through the columns some nights she sleep with 7 men should we then think if this is only to satisfy her basic needs , she must be a classy lady. What about the ones in higher circles.
    Any chance of letting her look over the Barbados treasury accounts you politicians may learn something…

    Why now this Senator is so concern , watch what is happening we have a very serious problem the ( AUDIT GENERAL ) damming report as to the fraudulent and corrupt behaviour of our Government , prostitution this is minor lets see how many politicians would be gracing the soap box all trying to cover for them selves….

  7. Sherlock Holmes. June 2, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Bajan Boy as much as it pains me i must respond to you,can you read? In the above i did not trivialize what the senator said, i made comments to the effect that his efforts should be focused on helping these people to migrate from such a lifestyle, i am cognizant that it will be task but such efforts are needed.You have a penchant for name calling and insulting,maybe this is your way to feel like a man as you are probably an immature little boy who seem to love ranting on these blogs,imagine you calling persons clowns read what you posted here carefully, it is either a case of you just cannot spell, or be coherent enough to write a properly structured post for good reading you do it all the time. I have also mentioned to you on numerous occasions that you border on the misuse of the computer by some of your posits, you may believe that you are in your right to be disrespectful to offices of authority but as i have said before you are going to find yourself in a precarious position if you persist in your reckless behavior hiding behind your alias does not guarantee you anonymity.

  8. chris hill June 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    ahh we all heard this same tune played over and over does the senator know exactly where these places are unless he was only “passing thru”

  9. recoanthony June 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm



  10. Tony Waterman June 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    @chris hill!!!!! “”these area have been there since the 80s””?????
    you are being very generous, i entered Combermers School at the Garrison in 1955, and Bush hill Prostitutes were there then,and are still there Today,

    “”prostitution was being practised in Pinfold Street, the City.”” I worked at City Garage back in the day, left there when it wa closed down in around 1969, and YES!!!! There were prostitues there back then, the only one who didn’t see them were Blind people.

    “”It exists in Crumpton Street right outside of Harrison College.”” Again, this should NOT be new to anyone in Barbados, as most Harrisonians i grew up amongst (We competed at Interschool Sports, and in Football for the Dalton Cup) would/could/should be able to tell you stories about their Unofficial SEX Trainer “Big Rose”.

    There was also the “WHITE” Woman “GINGER” who worked Constitution Road, from the Park Gate close to River Road, past Queens College (Old) to Crumpton Street.

    “it exists right opposite Hastings Police Station in Christ Church,” No Unrtruth here either, they stood in that little Triangle with the Electric Post on it (to hide Behind) and they were NOT Bothered by the Constabulary obliquely opposite, because they (the Constabulary) frequented their services also (My Dad was a Police Sgt.)

    “He cited another case where a Guyanese client who was encouraged by one of her friends to come to Barbados to take up a legitimate job was forced into prostitution after she could not find a legitimate job to make a contribution to the home.” This was the Immigration Dept’s fault as she should not have been allowed to remain in Barbados after her allowed time, if she could NOT show PROOF of Full time Employment and her Renumeration from this Employment.

    @Chris Hill!!!!! Again this is just a foolish Statement, i was out Dancing on Saturday Nights from the age of 17, Still in High School, and only a Fool or a Blind Person would not have been able to see what was happening around them.

    Just being around the dance hall scene would have been an education in prostitution, Pork Chops Drinks, Cash,Clothes, Capt Sawyer had it right. “Something for Something” that too is prostitution.

    @Sherlock Holmes.!!!! Can you !!!please!!! Point out to me/us where “Bajan Boy” is wrong, except that he should NOT have included The Freun in his remarks.

    Prostitution is the “Oldest Industry” in this World, and because of personal circumstances it is NOT going anywhere soon, so why would the Powers that be in barbados, not Legalize and Regulate it, like it had been done on Holland, would that not remedy a lot of the problems (Health issues/Trafficking/Human and Drugs) and contribute to the Economy(Taxes)
    Just a question, NOT a Suggestion, so don’t jump on me.

  11. Tony Waterman June 2, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    It is sometimes referred to euphemistically as “the world’s oldest profession” in the English-speaking world. Estimates place the annual revenue generated by prostitution worldwide to be over $100 billion.
    anyone who thins this is going anywhere soon, is a FOOL so why not do the right thing and Legalize and regulate it, and make it as safe as is possible (Health etc)

    Just asking a question, as anything else seems to me to be running head first into a Brick Wall, all you are going to get is a Bad Headache or a Broken Neck.

  12. chris hill June 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    is the good senator a “pimp” going to check on his ladies or “ladies” surely he must have other pressing issues to deal with other than this or he has to much time on his hands just saying.

  13. BaJan boy June 2, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    You were baptized Sherlock Holmes. Keep enjoying the fatted calf ..

  14. Alex Alleyne June 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Mr. Holmes , you can always tell the persons who has a genuine concern and interest from the “political Yardfowls” like bajan boy.
    Let just say ……ELEMENTARY DEAR WATSON.

  15. Randolph June 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Rahab is numbered among the Heroes of faith ,Jesus came from her earthly lineage.A great woman,like all mankind she sinned,but God’s mercy was extended to her.


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