M arnie Dickens makes shows that get people talking. This week, the writer returns with an equally shocking tale, Gold Digger, about an older woman swept off her feet by a younger man with seemingly nefarious intentions. They might start out hating one character. A similar push-pull lies at the heart of Gold Digger. Julia, a wealthy, divorced mother of three, meets Benjamin, a suave, good-looking and — crucially — much younger man.
Credit: Dominic Kirui. Susan Akinyi sits on the ground, hunched over, busily sieving finely ground stones in search of gold. The generators rumble in the background as the year-old mother of three expertly shakes the sieve back and forth in the hope of finding a few crumbs of gold. For the past five years, this has been her only source of income.
Add to GoodReads. Sun, Sex, and Gold. With tourism accounting for approximately thirty percent of the Caribbean's GDP and twenty-four percent of employment, a link between the sex trade and the tourism industry has gained recent attention. Shifts in global production, an increase of disposable income for pleasure and recreation, and a desire by North Americans and Europeans for an experience of 'exotic' cultures, are often claimed to be the cause.