Dr. Gabrielle Hosein

On Monday morning some 22 women and 20 men were detained by police in connection with a private pool party held at a residence along Chancellor Hill in Port-of-Spain. The women were al­leged­ly en­gaged in lewd danc­ing and possible prostitution. Today, UWI Gender and Development Studies Lecturer, Dr. Gabrielle Hosein said wherever there are few economic choices, there will be prostitution.

She had been speaking on the Power Breakfast show here on Power 102FM.

Dr. Hosein said while many here in Trinidad and Tobago are seemingly in a moral panic, this issue has always affected poor women and girls in Trinidad and Tobago.