The two have been charged with the human trafficking in Barbados, involving five Guyanese women. The women according to police, were found scantily clad during a police raid at a bar in the city.
Joseph, 36, of Waterhall Land, Eagle Hall, St Michael; and Keenon Tristan Chase 22-year-old, of King William Street, The City had a number of charges read to them when they appeared in court.
Those charges were for receiving the five Guyanese women, managing a brothel, harbouring, forced labour and recklessness as to sexual exploitation.
Joseph has been released on $30,000 bail. Chase has been remanded to Her Majesty Prison Dodds.
The Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs, in a press release issued referred to a press release issued by the Royal Barbados Police on the issue.
It said it had been advised through Consul General in Barbados Michael Brotherson that Guyana-Barbados Police cooperation had been initiated on the matter.
Noting that trafficking in persons is a transnational crime, the release said the ministerial task force, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Guyana Police Force has in place, appropriate regional and international cooperation mechanisms to facilitate swift response to this crime.
It added that the task force stands ready to support any effort to prosecute the perpetrators.