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Families played football with
their children at Adam Smith
Square, Woodbrook. The night
filled with their laughter as the
children ran after the football.
The smell of gyros, burgers and
fries filled the air. Couples held
hands and passed by the food stalls
as they walked aimlessly down the
Meanwhile, a short distance away,
at Cornelio Street, women, minors
and men came out to "work."
One of the regular "girls," in a
short black dress, looked avidly at
the silver half-tone truck that passed
and slowed down.
"I start when I was 14," she said.
"A friend bring me here."
She stopped and ran to the van,
but returned: "He going and come
back, because he have no money to
pay for the room.
"The most money I make one
night is $2,000, and the least
amount I ever made is $600 a night.
"I don t know about you," she
looked at the other woman.
"Some (customers) come because
they want a threesome."
The woman, who gave her name
as Shirley, said she is only afraid of
"That s why I does pick and
choose and use protection. Every
six months I go CNC (Queen s Park
Counselling Centre) for testing."
Shirley said there were teenagers,
minors in the same business: "Some
down on Brian Lara Promenade
really...in front of the restaurants
and on the bench. You must know
them," she said.
Cars slowed down to a crawl and
drivers peeped out.
One man was speaking softly to
a woman sitting in the passenger
seat of his vehicle as she sipped
Two women stood at the corner
of Cornelio and Roberts Streets.
One wore a mauve dress that barely
reached her hips, while the other
had on a T-shirt and shorts.
One of the women, known as
Candice, complained that the
teenagers caused trouble.
"I know who you talking about.
They do not work with us. They
come here for the money and to
steal..One of the girls, who was
younger than 16, she asked me for
a cigarette, but I did not have any.
She came back in a car and started
to pelt bottles at me. So I
don t really mix. Cause I tell
you I don t have a cigarette
you jump in a car and pelt
bottle behind me? That s
not called for," she said.
Candice complained that
the teenagers also robbed
pedestrians and anyone in
"They does come round
here and go with the men
and touch people thing and they
making business look bad for we.
"It is a bunch of them. Some-
times they go and get some fellow
and come back," she said.
The other girl added: "Is them?"
"Yes, is them. All of them is
minors! Them not big woman. They
looking like 15 or 16."
She called their names and said
she made it her business "to check
up on them. They hang out on
A police officer in a car then
stopped and called out to one of
"He is a police. He does pass here.
Them don t want nothing but sex.
They don t want any money, just
sex," she said.
Those who live and work in the
area, Woodbrook residents and
Port-of-Spain street vendors, both
agreed there had been an increase
in child prostitution.
Residents (who refused to be
named) said the minors were some-
times accompanied by a parent who
encouraged these transactions. In
an interview, someone who lives at
Ariapita Avenue said, "It have a
mother who comes out with her
two daughters and pimps them.
They are children and they doing
anything. Sometimes she letting
them do a raffle." "The children are
12 and under," she claimed. "All
around 11 o clock they does be out
on the avenue and asking people
for things. They does be moving
around. She have them doing
"Last night she send the girl
to me for some money. I ask
them where they mother is,
because it was around 11 o clock.
I tell her that is illegal.
"I was feeling bad too because
is a little child and she might
have school in the morning and
should be sleeping," he said.
Another resident said he is fed
up with the mother s treatment of her
"We have to find some way to stop
them. Either somebody should take them
away from her or something. Sometimes
they might say yes, if it is help they
need---and start back. That have to stop,"
The resident said some of the pros-
titutes, even teens, "work" at nearby
"They coming in the bar and sitting
down early now. They all over the area,
even in the casino. Some of them is
young children and they going to school.
I know them. This is what we reach to?"
On Independence Square and Broad-
way, vendors complained about the chil-
One of the vendors who sold snacks
and food said, "They does be here every
evening and they selling their bodies
"We know who they are and where
they hang out," she said, pointing to the
front of a fast-food outlet.
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Illicit trade on city streets after dark
In these snapshots
of life on the
CLARKE talks to
children and adults,
experts, about the
child casualties of
the capital city.
Dr Browne: Epidemic
of child sex abuse
Dr Amery Browne, former
technical co-ordinator of the
National Aids Co-ordinating
Not just teen girls
Ariel, a transvestite, sat by himself
under a bus shed on Tragarete Road.
He wore short black jeans and a short
net white and black shirt with black
His red weave was long, near waist-
length, and his makeup was heavy. With
these changes to make him appear
female, Ariel said he picked up male
clients during the night.
"I been here three years and some
months. I have things to do, so that's
why I come out here. Somebody told me
about down here and I came."
Ariel said he lived in Port-of-Spain and
claimed he was 20, but looked younger.
When asked for confirmation, he said he
did not walk with his ID card. During the
interview, he even sucked his thumb in
view of passers-by and prospective
Asked about his customers, he said,
"Is male that I am looking for.
"I am not scared, but I can be scared. I
might be afraid of them sometimes."
Ariel said he did not get along with his
family because of his lifestyle.
"My parents are at home in their
house. I have problems with them, but
they have problems with my lifestyle."
Ariel said he would like to make a
change in his life by going to live in
"That's why I want to go to London.
"As I got older I found I was attracted
to men. I kept dressing like a woman
over and doing it over and over. It made
me happy. I don't take any medication
and for the breasts I just wear a bra."
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