Globalfantasies.com purports to be selling sex with women, men and even groups. The insulting website is offering tourists visiting Belize sexual companions from ages 18 to 30 years of age.
Well, more has been uncovered about the site. First off, according to this week’s Amandala, the website is registered with Godaddy.com Llc of Scottsdale, Arizona, in the United States. It turns out that at least some of the women on the site are indeed from Belize; however, what the creative mind behind the page seems to be doing, in some instances, is stealing photos and just posting them on the website.
Two of those local women who fell victim to the scheme are former Miss Belize, Leila Pandy Weir and a woman who was featured on the 2001 Belikin Beer Calendar.
Weir, who is featured under the name “Karen” expressed on Facebook “SEX site advertising former Miss Belize women to the world! …Me, my cousin Maria Jeffrey, Felicita Arzu Carmichael, Ms. Charmaine Chinapen, Ms. Ty Savery, and a couple others… even Miss USA Kenya Moore! Amandala states that Weir was contacted and told that there was such a site and that she was featured.
Meanwhile, Belikin model Carmichael commented on social media, “This is absolutely absurd! The one with me in it was taken by Costa Maya, so I am assuming they own that one.” Logically offended, Ms. Carmichael noted that she would contact the owner of the site and request that her photos be removed. Much of those photos that the women complained about have since been removed from the site.
Whether the site is completely bogus, or not, it showcases, on an international stage, as a product in sex tourism. The Belize Tourism Board, in response, has stated
“We were recently made aware of a website created by an unknown group claiming to operate an ‘adult fantasy’ vacation destination in Belize. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is in no way affiliated with this group nor does it condone its actions, as this is a human rights issue.”
Furthermore, the BTB added that the Ministry of Human Development, the Human Rights Commission, and the Belize Police Department have been informed and will too play a role in investigating the purported business.