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Why shut down strip-clubs on VG & not Tortola?

- Honestly Speaking’s Claude O. Skelton Cline raises matter with Police Commissioner
VI radio programme addresses, why shut down strip-clubs on VG & not Tortola? Photo: Internet Source
Police Commissioner, Michael B Mathews and Honestly Speaking’s Claude O. Skelton Cline. Photo: VINO/File
Police Commissioner, Michael B Mathews and Honestly Speaking’s Claude O. Skelton Cline. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was raised on Honesty Speaking, with host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s guest, Police Commissioner, Michael B. Mathews.

The show aired on local radio station ZBVI 780 AM, yesterday January 8, 2019 saw the issue of strip clubs discussed.

Mr Skelton-Cline noted that many males on Virgin Gorda had told him in a recent trip there, that every time a strip club is opened on the island, “it is shut down by the police,” however the same strip clubs are allowed to operate on Tortola.

The man of the cloth made clear that while he was not an advocate for strip clubs, he wanted to understand the different rules between the sister islands.

Trade License

To that Police Commissioner noted that “you will have to see what the trade license says.”   

The British Police Commissioner disclosed that, “once the trade license is intact his officers would not interfere.” 

When asked, if strip clubs are legitimate businesses, he told the host, “you will have to ask the Trade Department, as I have never been asked to investigate  that as an particular breach  of a trade license over my three years here.”

Therefore, if they are closing Virgin Gorda strip clubs down, it could mean that “they are not complying with the terms of their Liquor license/club licenses as Virgin Gorda is no different to Tortola”, the Top Cop stated.

Debate on strip clubs

Many social scientists have provided imperial evidence that strip clubs or sex houses, keep the rate of rape and some domestic violence down. 

Critics have claimed that it is an exploitation of women, while others locally say we are a 'Christian society.'

In the Virgin Islands (VI) there are over four thousand extra male workers in the Territory who have arrived within the past 12 months assisting with the recovery efforts.

One person believes strip clubs and sex houses, “might be a necessary evil,” according to a female police officer who did not want her name published.

There are about two active strip clubs on Tortola with an additional three places where sex can be purchased at three bars and night clubs.

18 Responses to “Why shut down strip-clubs on VG & not Tortola? ”

  • my 2 cents (09/01/2019, 13:56) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
    lock up the political crooks from harassing the strip clubs
  • Last Paragraph (09/01/2019, 14:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh? Oh! Oh..
  • Real reason (09/01/2019, 15:27) Like (34) Dislike (2) Reply
    Because there is no bank to put the cash in....
    Seriously, though, the BVI a "Christian society"? They may be Christians, they may go to church, but outside the church they don't show much Christianity in the derogatory and discriminatory way they treat others.
  • 1 (09/01/2019, 16:02) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Let my people go, what damm Christian socity
    • wize up (09/01/2019, 20:37) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ 1: it’s the modern day society of christians because one hears nothing from the church society because it is well and good these days for a man to have another man as a playmate(boy-toy) what a world !!!!
  • 1 (09/01/2019, 16:02) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let my people go, what damm Christian socity
  • Eagle Eye (09/01/2019, 17:04) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    The reason is so that VIRGIN gorda can remain a VIRGIN community.after all Tola don't carry the name VIRGIN Tola.u get it?
  • @ 1 (09/01/2019, 19:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Go where to hell?
  • make it rain (09/01/2019, 19:22) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    ... So am I to understand from reading this article that A) one can have an "official" license for a strip club and B) have said official license for a house of ill repute, brothel, whorehouse... red light district?? I also presume that government is collecting from these "businesses" and the employees therein are paying their income tax, SS, & NHI? If its legit, govt must tax it!!!
  • Ummm (09/01/2019, 19:46) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    We dont have better shit to worry about!!
  • VIslander (09/01/2019, 20:17) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Big modern society can't admit to having strip clubs but want to be modern & civilized and can't decide on what rules apply where...still fighting down ganja when everyone else is legalizing recreationally...strupes
  • shark (09/01/2019, 22:52) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    The b.v.i. is not a Christian community.they use this to cover up for their own personal gains.
  • guy hill (10/01/2019, 00:16) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    "One person believes strip clubs and sex houses, “might be a necessary evil,” according to a female police officer who did not want her name published".

    Hmm. There is nothing necessary about EVIL.
  • island man (10/01/2019, 10:28) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I COULD DO WITH A STRIPPER NOW
  • "Sockeye Man" (10/01/2019, 13:30) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oooooh! I'm feelin' so so sexy now!!!
  • Dont come for me (11/01/2019, 08:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Because ayu strippers bana flat
  • Comment (11/01/2019, 18:53) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    They All must go!


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