A male commercial sex worker in Montego Bay and who was one of the persons who was released some weeks ago after a net-fishing exercise by police in a bid to clean up the streets as it were was met with some violence by a dissatisfied client on the weekend nearing the infamous ‘Dump Up’ beach as both men left to find more privacy around 2am last weekend. According to confirmed reports the particular commercial sex worker after leaving a group of colleagues gathered after successfully negotiating the attention of the client was seen returning to the group he left some ten minutes later.
The aggressor is an intermittent customer and is known to both the males and female commercial sex workers but not with an aggressive streak; he engaged the male commercial sex worker and then walked off to find a suitable spot but an argument ensued on what seemed to be unsatisfactory services provided or the conditions of the service provided was not to the customer’s liking. The report from the side of the ‘customer’ was the male commercial sex worker had effectively halitosis (bad breath) which did not sit well with him as it was oral sex he had requested; the commercial sew worker however whether from embarrassment or otherwise claimed that the man wanted more without increasing the agreed figure relative to the services offered.
The aggressor reportedly slapped up the commercial sex worker and pushed him to the ground with light bruises on the right elbow as evidence. His story is also coming on the strength of an unconfirmed report of a shooting in New Kingston of a longtimer who is now battling for life in hospital on the early morning of April 12am; she reportedly according to two sources was peddling her wares as usual when a male customer engaged her but it turned out to be a disguise for an attack on the msm/transgender persons who congregate at various points in the area even after the clearing of the Shoemaker Gully in 2014 and subsequent movements to older spots such as the previously demolished Millsborough Ave House lands.
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Such are the perils of our least amongst us while more privileged persons are more interested in image building or branding via social media; the Mobay commercial sex worker though shaken up by the incident as the man quarrelled most loudly of his dissatisfaction. There was some laughter from rival commercial sex workers mostly female who ‘bitched’ on his failure to secure a client and that women are better. Police have been patrolling the spots yet still in a bid to dissuade the men and women who often cannot find work or are employable. Some interventions were attempted by various groups and individuals but sometimes the usual slacktivism turns up; the Peace Management Initiative PMI initiative for example turned out to be nothing more than a lovely report to impress the UK funders as nicely said by host of CVM TV’ Live@ 7 on May 15, 2015 when representatives appeared on the show.
Other outfits such as the Sex Workers Association of Jamaica, SWAJ when I spoke to its president concerning a different matter two weeks ago suggested he is constrained by lack of funding; a common complaint by such outfits who really want to move on grassroots issues. Other more resourced outfits though claiming they have grassroots work going do not seem to touch the grass blades let alone the ground from which the grass springs. The slap up obviously was not reported to the police either which raises another matter as when CSWs actually have a genuine complaint will the cops actually listen or take a report while not connecting suspect ‘prostitution’ as grounds for detention and non engagement.
We may recall the encounter with one of the homeless msm/csw and a police man and how that played out; shows us that we need way more work to be done in providing some way out for said populations without appearing to want to ‘save them’ a challenge that is hard to border on as the issues slap us all in the face.
Think on these things.
Peace & tolerance