Sunsplash became a place where women who had messed up their lives, came to find a ‘husband’. They would marry and return to their home country as “MRS.”
Becoming Mrs; a MARRIED woman, enabled them to change their lives. Finding a poor fool to marry them would have been difficult, dangerous, embarrassing, in their home countries.
A Professor at University, marrying a semi-literate gardener or a 35 year old Executive, marrying the 22 year old who served at a restaurant she lunched, would make it clear that she ‘bought’ the man she called ‘husband’.
But! Going overseas, coming back with a marriage certificate allowed her to construct whatever lies would work. She could say he was a Professor at the University of the West Indies, or an entrepreneur in Ocho Rios. She could lie and continue until such time she either found someone, had a quickie and got pregnant, or some other turning point.
Then she could divorce her husband. Her baby would be legitimate. Or she was able to get a loan in her new name.
Pitifully few sent for their ‘husbands’ for to most, it was a marriage in name only.
The question of who used who could be asked.
The Rentadread had gone to Sunsplash to find a ‘goose’ who would support him, and get him a VISA. The ‘Goose’ had gone to Sunsplash to ‘Rent a dread’ who could marry her and give her a new name.
In most cases, the Renta never got the VISA.