Saturday, April 26, 2008
Rent a Rasta or Rent a Dread
I wrote about this before but someone emailed me and asked me to write another piece. So since Summer is coming up, I decided to do this. I don' t know how I feel about rich, women (and previously it stated white women, but other women do it as well) coming to the island and renting the rasta men (an other men for sex).
In a 3rd world, tourism is generally what sustains the country. Sex Tourism is nothing news It has been going on in the Caribbean and many other countries for years. I find that people who exploit other people due to their situation is wrong. The dread is gonna take their money. However, the RASTA, the true RASTA won't have anything to do with them. It does wreck havoc on the Jamaican Culture.
Wayne Cummings, president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce and first vice president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), told the Sunday Herald that sex tourism is not condoned by the organizations that he represents. He pointed out that although many visitors to exotic locations such as Jamaica often arrive with hope of finding an “escort”, the country has made efforts to move away from this image. “It still happens, but we categorise it as tourist harassment. We invite tourists here for sun, sea, sand and Jamaican hospitality, which does not necessarily include sexual favors,” said Cummings
Watch the video below and get educated.