What The Hell!!!!! – An Oono Ave Di Audacity Fi Talk Bout Weeding Out Corruption!!!!!

This land called Jamaica, free as a bird since 1962 for those in high places to wheel the pendulum at any given angle that suits them.  What does it take to rub shoulders with senior politicians, senior retired police officers?  Become a lawyer, doctor, business executive of a Fortune xxxxx company on the Roc?   I dare say not all of the above are equal.  I will not include attorneys in the mix nor personal friends as for one attorneys collect a paycheck.  Unless they declare their services are free of cost for a particular defendant.  Friends are just that, their support you would hope to be different from the masses.

Based on the details provided in this case, it makes not one drop of sense to me.  Firstly why would the good Doctor assume that the police would kill these foreigners?  Has he experienced this personally before?  What connection does he have with these foreigners that would cause him to put his neck on the chopping block?   Why go through all this trouble to incriminate himself?  Was he an undercover operative for the JCF?  According to the good Doctor as he says below,

“Ford told the court, during the trial, that he was trying to assist the Surinamese men by preventing them from remaining into custody, because he feared they were going to be killed by the police.

He also indicated that he knew that he was being recorded but did it to “draw out corrupt cops”.

Who asked him to undergo a test to see if the officers in question would be caught hook line and sinker?  Was he bored with his life up to that point and decided he wanted to inject some excitement into it?  What is the real connection between him and those foreigners?  Does anyone find the details of this case and the present destination to be odd to say the least?

Here comes the senior politician and retired ACP to give character reference nonetheless outlining the wonders of the good Doctor.  Have you ever noticed when the police kills a criminal in a shoot-out, there is always a friend or two plus some family members who declare the person was the equivalent of a saint?  What is the difference with this case and all the others that pass through our court system?    High society JA style………….

We have been here before I dare say.  When the elites of this country according to who make up their professional and social circle fall prey to illegal or criminal activity, the audience becomes difference.  Let me be very clear when I say the ‘elites’.  These ‘elites’ could be white collar as well as blue collar or the plain undesirables, simply due to their connections.   ‘Connections/links’ determine ‘elite’ status in our justice system from my perspective.  Cut the chase and I make no bones about it.  Justice will always be subjective, interpretative, and prejudicial based on the player and their team on the Roc.  Their team in and outside of the court room are one of the same.  Our prosecution arm will forever be ‘salt’.  Instead of all this ‘hoopla’.  Why was it not recommended for the good Doctor to plead guilty based on the evidence?  If this was his first offense then according to the law based on the crime, an agreeable punishment could be arrived at.   No, no no…………………We need to display the E.E.E. (Extra, Excess and Exalted).  All at the expense of tax payers.  This case has been 3 years in the making with said guilty verdict at present destination, awaiting final destination.

Which politician said and I paraphrase……….’ those who play by the rules get shafted’?  One blogger’s comment below on the article.

Dear Babsy,
I am a poor man from St. Catherine Central who voted for you in the last election. I stole some ackees from a tree on the grounds of Kings House the other day and now find myself in the lockup at Half Way Tree as I did not have any money to offer the officer to “draw out corrupt cops”. I am also lacking a ‘brand name lawyer’ to keep me out of prison.

My court date is coming up and I would like to give you my side of the story so you can give a statement to the court on my behalf. Should I be expecting your visit or will a dog be nyammin my supper ?

Sincerely,
Barefoot dutty trousers man

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‘Babsy’ begs for Ford

Gov’t minister says giving medical doctor jail time would be ‘traumatic’

(Jamaica Observer) Saturday, October 28, 2017 89 Comments

 
GRANGE… Ford was the one who diagnosed my late mother with stage-four cancer (Photo: Michael Gordon)

IN an appeal to Judge Simone Wolfe-Reece yesterday, Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange asked her to spare medical doctor Jephthah Ford from jail time.

In fact, while speaking in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court as a character witness at Ford’s sentencing hearing, Grange said she believed it would be extremely “traumatic” for hundreds of Jamaicans if he were given prison time.

The minister was one of three character witnesses, including retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Garnet Daley and medical doctor Donovan Calder, that took the stand on Ford’s behalf yesterday.

The politician, who took the witness stand and described Ford as a caring person who has saved many lives and provided free health care to countless individuals, admitted yesterday that she was a “little emotional”.

She said that, despite their political affiliations, Grange being a member of the Jamaica Labour Party and Ford a former People’s National Party politician, he is her family doctor.

The minister explained that Ford was the one who diagnosed her late mother with stage-four cancer, after the doctors in Canada, where she was residing, were unable to detect what was wrong with her.

Grange said she felt responsible to give evidence in support of Ford spite of her busy schedule.

In the meantime, Ford’s sentencing hearing, which was expected to be completed yesterday, was delayed until November 2, after his attorney Bert Samuels indicated that he, too, wished to take the stand as a character witness.

Dr Ford’s bail was extended after the judge said she needed time to consider Samuels’ request.

Prior to the adjournment, Samuels, pointed out that he is prepared to “sacrifice own self”.

Ford was convicted of perverting the course of justice on October 25, 2017.

In 2014, he was arrested and charged after he attempted to bribe a police officer to release two Surinamese men who had been caught with nearly $60 million. He also requested the return of the confiscated funds.

During the 10-day trial that started in May, prosecutor Joel Brown led evidence that Ford was caught on camera offering a percentage of the money seized to a police officer in exchange for the release of the men and the funds.

The two foreigners — Roshen Daniels and Murvin Reingould — were held after police intercepted a motor vehicle on Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew on April 7 and found US$533,886 and J$1.3 million.

The men were later taken to their apartment where the police seized an additional US$3,000, J$700 and 55 Surinamese dollars.

The two were subsequently charged with possession of criminal property and conspiracy to possess criminal property, but were freed of the charges when they appeared in court.

Dr Ford had contacted the officer while the men were in custody and requested a meeting to discuss the case.

During the meeting, Ford was captured on camera asking for the case against the men to be dismissed.

Ford told the court, during the trial, that he was trying to assist the Surinamese men by preventing them from remaining into custody, because he feared they were going to be killed by the police.

He also indicated that he knew that he was being recorded but did it to “draw out corrupt cops”.

Before Grange took the stand yesterday, both Daley and Calder had already given evidence.

Daley, who said he came in contact with Ford while he was assigned to the Constant Spring Police Station, testified that he had known Ford for 40 years.

He said he met Ford when he was a detective inspector and testified that during his tenure at the station Ford would assist the police with sick prisoners and police officers who were injured.

The retired cop explained that for more than 20 years Ford would have treated police officers at his office if the environment at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) was not safe.

“I recalled an officer who was shot and he was rushed to KPH — and this was the time when the vicinity of the KPH was very volatile — and I called Dr Ford and he rushed to KPH, where he examined him and transferred him to St Andrew Hospital, and that patient became his patient at that time,” Daley said.

Samuels, during the examination-in-chief, asked Daley if there were any other medical doctors in the vicinity who would offer such services.

“I can’t recall,” Daley replied.

“How would you view that?” Samuels asked Daley.

“[As] a good gesture,” Daley replied.

Daley told the court that Ford still maintains a good rapport with individuals in the community.

On cross-examination, the prosecutor questioned Daley’s relationship with the medical doctor.

“For 20 years most of your interaction would be working?” the prosecutor asked.

“Yes, and I would see him from time to time,” Daley replied.

In the meantime, Calder, who was an intern at the Spanish Town Hospital when he met Dr Ford, testified that he is a reliable, forthright, and strongly opinionated individual, especially on medical and political matters.

“He is the kind of person who will not stand by and see injustice being done,” Calder said, adding that Ford persuaded him to give back to society as he is a philanthropist.

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It Dun Yahso – Heated Swimming Pool in A Proper Downtown – Proper Uptown Nah Stop Tief Light Like Proper Downtown

I dun tell oono sey ghetto is a state of the mind.  Tandeh nuh believe me…………….Is a certain breed regardless of their post code feel comfortable in tiefing light, water.  As much as I cuss dem deh 2 utility company, nuh matter how di tiefing ting tun up.  Fi mi constitution coulda neva manage hook up connection.  It nuh ina mi…………….and I strongly believe puss and dwag nuh ave di same luck.  Mi would jus be di one dem cart off go a prison.  If u fi go a prison, how comes u woulda en up deh fi tiefing light.    Eeehhh nuh wortliss dat.  Suh uptown, downtown, midtown will tief light as dem come from di same breed regardless of how dem money tun up or tun down.

One of the things I have always said and I don’t give a damn is this.  You want things for free, yet your choice of hair, clothing, bag and shoe costs more than your wage while the free food you are willing to accept or pay for is less than.  You are stealing light, yet your space is decked out with heated swimming pool, A/C, washing machine and dryer.  Double decker fridge, microwave and all the electrical appliances you can think of.  You sleep with the light on morning, noon and night as you are afraid of duppy.  U a tief the light and the light cost more per month than you would ever be able to earn in your miserable life time.

The one dem who a tief uppa proper uptown, chances are they believe that based on where they live, why should I pay?   A reasonable person would say, how can you afford to live up dehso and cannot pay your light bill?   I put it to you that reason does not factor into the minds of a thief.  Tiefing is a mindset and if you decide to tief, justification is never an opener.

What we can conclude for those of us who pay is that we will continue to carry the burden.  The burden that JPS has inflicted on us as a result of the new code of acceptable culture called ‘tiefing mindset’.  For me when I hear people a floss an a talk bout di thousands and thousands of dollars dem pay pon light bill.  Mek mi tell oono summen, u cant impress mi caas mi nuh know if a pay u a pay or tief u a tief light regardless of your gucci or red bottom shoes.

If u money tun up go get solar, an den come talk to mi bout di savings and how solar a dis best ting and JPS fi guey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Owner of heated swimming pool in downtown Kingston caught stealing electricity

(Jamaica Observer) Wednesday, October 25, 2017 38 Comments

 
 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) today reported the arrest of a business owner following the discovery of an illegally connected heated swimming pool and hot tub at a location used as a business and residence in downtown Kingston.

JPS said the pool was discovered during their operation in the Lower Barry Street, Laws Street, Georges Lane and Rum Lane areas, where several other illegal connections were also removed.
The power company said it found that individuals have attempted to have some electrical appliances or other items such as swimming pools, bypass the meter, to avoid paying the correct energy consumption cost.

“Such customers have been caught stealing as much as up to 60 per cent of their consumption.  It has been found however, that these customers tend not to steal above this level, in an effort to appear to have a legitimate electricity bill,” JPS said in a release today.

Besides carrying out operations in high theft areas, the company said it has increased its use of analytics, on-the-ground intelligence, random sampling, and meter auditing.

“The illegal abstraction of electricity continues to be detected at all socio-economic levels.  Besides the recent finding in the business place in downtown Kingston, instances of electricity theft have also been found in communities on the other end of the spectrum such as Manor Park, Cherry Gardens and Meadowbrook, among other areas,” JPS said.

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The Injustice Of Politics Over 55 Years To Neck Back!!!!!!

If u nuh laugh u mus bawl fi si wey we reach.  Imagine dis talk pon di global stage, as wid internet and social media u neva know wey u speeches will land and how it will be interpreted.  After all, almost every smaddie a wannabee lawyer and it appears to be largely down to interpretation and rarely is fact or law injected in the diatribe.  Considering how one election soon come, nutten else ina di paper except bout politics, politics and more politics.  Mi nuh really like fi comment pon di politics ting but disya one just nah lef di space.

When I read a headline that 30 dons wanted a seat at the head table re the ongoing or proposed gentrification of Downtown Kingston, I kissed my teeth.  No seriously, I kissed my teeth out of sheer annoyance that the media felt it important enough to flog it in the written press.  We dun know how di Roc set up from our Independence and the politics of this Land.  Or should I say the role politics has played in the lives of the ‘Don’ and the well needed votes that they guaranteed on Election Day.  To deny their involvement is likened to treason.  Only this kind of treason would be on the decent people of this land.

If you think a little bit, not too long, just a lickle bit.  We were enslaved by the Spanish for over 100 years, under the British for over 300 years.  By that very nature we are youthful in our Independence.  We are predisposed by our actions as is relevant to the NOW to operate under an ‘enslaved/colonial regime’.  Here we have the ‘Dons’ demanding a ‘right’ to be included in whatever they deem they should become a part of simply because they believe they are ‘owed’.

How did we come to have political zones/garrisons/territories?  How long have those areas played an active role in our politics ie how many of those votes make up the majority of our electorate?  We already know that there is a belief of strong truth that the so called ‘educated’ refuse to vote.  Or if they ever voted, it may have been once or twice over a 20 year period of so.  The millennials of today are following course and how many have voted or intend to become an active part of our electorate on election day?   I am speculating here, but if not, why has the reliance been and continue to be on areas deemed political garrisons?

I heard a popular anthropologist on the Roc say and I paraphrase.  I could travel to other countries and submit proposals and they are implemented.  In Jamaica you do the same and based on our culture of all things ‘slow’, it takes them 10 years to believe……………  Who are they??????

By our having this discussion as to why ‘Don’s’ can or cannot speaks volumes as to the role ‘them’ played since our Independence.  Fifty five years of independence versus over 400 years of colonialism………………..

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Chuck says country cannot legitimise the role of dons

Sunday, October 15, 2017 51 Comments

 Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck (File photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says the country cannot afford to legitimise the presence of so-called “dons” in inner-city communities.

Speaking at a Rotary Club of Kingston meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus, New Kingston, Chuck warned that the country would be making a serious mistake if it adopted that attitude.

“This country cannot legitimate dons. This country would be making a serious mistake if it even has further discussions with these dons as to how we are going to develop a community or the country,” he said.

“Unless they go on the straight and narrow path, there is no way this country can even consider them for work or any sort of participation in any redevelopment,” he stated.

“That was my position in North East St Andrew, and that is why we don’t have any gangs or dons there,” he added.

Chuck also described some of the communities as criminogenic or living off criminal activities.

“It’s a fact of life that when a successful robbery takes place, the community cheers because the largesse is spread,” he stated.

“The scammers and dons are seen as the Robin Hoods of today, bringing benefits to their communities,” he said, noting that this was the perception that led to a number of Corporate Area “dons” wanting a meeting with the authorities to discuss the redevelopment of downtown Kingston.

The media reported last week that more than 30 “dons” have informed stakeholders in the redevelopment of downtown Kingston that they want a piece of the action to restore the capital city, and have expressed willingness to participate.

 

 

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No Sah, The Late Dexter Pottinger – And So You Should ‘SO’

Look pon im good…………..Mi sey look pon im good!!!!!.  Dah bredda yah had it going on when you speak to talent, versatility, cutting edge, the beauty of blackness.  Entrance in a space, and presence is immediately felt as he dares to wear the style you say what the bleep!!!!!!!!!  One has to be extremely comfortable with ‘self’ to be able to push the envelopes at all times regardless of culture, class, race or status.   Who was Dexter Pottinger to those who were not of the fashion industry?  Persons like myself, interested in newsworthy material, subjects and basic happenings on the Roc who choose to become informed through our media have taken notice.  What I have seen and read I conclude, the dude was an artist.

A fashion artist I daresay who encapsulated or mastered all aspects, valuables relative to ‘style’.   He was the architect, the muse, the voice, the face of his vision made flesh.  He first made it fashionable, oozing sex appeal, confidence, loud and then the followers’ became mesmerised and hooked.  Playing it safe through fashion was no longer the only way for our sexes on the Roc.  Dare to be different and avantgarde if you wish became more visible for the masses and not for the entertainer only.

Any death is tragic, yet when the death is before a certain ‘age’ our reflection, introspection becomes more intense, or poignant.   With that as the cutting board, it can be said Dexter Pottinger accomplished much with his passion and contribution to all things ‘style’ on the Roc.   For that the ‘Style Icon’ is a fitting description I will recall him as.    How valuable would it be to have his work displayed in a museum on the Roc alongside those of our people who have impacted this country through their craft both local and global……………..?

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The 3D Special

In 3D

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, October 08, 2017

 Dexter Pottinger as a guest judge

Pottinger (right) with wardrobe stylist and film/television/music

 Pottinger in his earlier years as a supporting dancer in
 Pottinger with his family: (From left) his sister, pest control specialist La-Keisha Aarons; his brother, University of the West Indies, Mona economics major Danta Aarons; his mother, homemaker Estrie Williams; and his sister, JTH Procurement Office Manager Ta-Shan Adams.

His larger-than-life persona and creative mastery loomed large on The Rock’s entertainment landscape, and his untimely passing a month ago cast a long shadow not only for his inner sanctum but also a storied list of music and fashion insiders, corporate executives and ardent admirers that extended far beyond the island’s shores.

Dexter Pottinger was a force to be reckoned with. His abundant talent as an in-demand hair- and wardrobe stylist and make-up artist on fashion shoots (yes, Vogue summoned when the iconic glossy mag needed assistance for its locally-lensed editorials), television commercials (Digicel, Red Stripe and Ting were among the multiple brands that had him on speed-dial) and music videos (frequent collaborator and director Ras Kassa hailed the late artist as a “pace-setting forerunner”) made him one of his generation’s boldest and most idiosyncratic of personalities.

The late 34-year-old Pottinger — whose first brush with the arts came as a teenaged dancer with the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble — was scouted by Saint International Chief Executive Officer Deiwght Peters 17 years ago in the lobby of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel and encouraged to pursue a modelling career.

Dispatched to London for go-sees with agencies and casting directors, the handsome, ebony-hued Pottinger didn’t take a shine to the model life but found great interest in the production process behind-the-scenes, and seeking out the help and subsequent guidance of celebrity stylist Ty-Ron Mayes, he successfully carved out a career as a stylemaker, creating distinctive images for entertainers Ce’cile and Tifa, and so many others who came a-calling.

Pottinger, himself a man of edgy sartorial sensibilities, was visually savvy, capable of transforming venue spaces and wardrobe choices, from an outing to a dancehall session or red-carpet engagement. As both a menswear and womenswear designer, his aesthetic was always fashion-forward, über-cool, resembling the covetable threads he himself would step out in. An original in every sense, Pottinger was unmatched in his brilliance.

Most importantly Dexter Pottinger was our anointed one. He was our Alexander McQueen, our Gianni Versace, our Yves Saint Laurent. His spark burned bright, but was short. His obsession with doing, pushing boundaries and lifting others is now fully comprehensible: he would not be with us for long! He has taken his rightful place among the luminaries who went before him as we piece together our fragmented hearts. It would have been remiss of us not to dedicate an issue to our beloved style arbiter because, even as we mourn, there’s so much to give thanks for…

SO pays tribute through the words and treasure trove of photos from the Observer archives and those who knew him best. Rest in love, Dexter.

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A Wha U A Sey To Mi – Stop The Political Correctness And Talk Di Tings

With due respect Mr Crawford, I am sick and tired of social intervention dis and social intervention dat.  Is there social intervention when people choose to have sex and multiply and multiply?  Where is the social intervention when a woman who obviously can just about bathe herself with the ‘tiefing water’ and iron her clothes wid the ‘bridge up light’ decides to have out her lot?  Or decide to have 3, 4, 5, 6 pickney with different baby father and no one wants a ‘husband’ who will stick around long enough to support the pickney dem.  Where is social intervention then?  Did your parents, guardian or grannie need social intervention back in the days when they were raising their umpteen of children?  Outside of ‘flatscreem’ TV that many boasts of having, what has changed?  I will tell you plain ole fashion ‘broughtupsey’.  Not money as poverty existed before 21st century and will continue until the world ends as we know it.

As usual in fine style we see the video, hear a voice note, the veracity of the latter, who truly knows.  The murderous bruk up that the child endured is nothing new for many and I daresay some born in the 1950-1960’s from above poverty background.  The difference between then and know is the use of cell phones, social media and all upon a sudden we have experts in videography and commentary.   The pleasure derived at zero dollars to those who snap and post.  A culture that has taken over this Island that it is far better to broadcast than to render aide.

Corporal punishment in or out of schools, right or wrong, I leave that to the conscience of those capable of raising disciplined children who should be the future generation to call the shots.  Parenting skills, who possess and who does not.  The right to reproduce irrespective of your social development relative to decency, decorum and dignity.  Do you know right from wrong or is it your development dictates societal wrong as right and vice versa?

The idea that many women from varying backgrounds who believe that when a man uses extreme aggression can mean he really loves and cares until the aggression becomes physical and the obsession and ownership reaches maximum temperature that you realise you are in trouble.   What is his excuse?  Who cares……………….  Everyone has their own waterloo to bear.  Does it mean we must become an uncaring society, certainly not?  What is the role of the Church?  When does government enters the bedroom?  After reproduction as the data shows the same results over and over.   Child abuse, children missing, need funding for homes, teenage pregnancies………….Where does the financial resources come from to tackle this unending crisis?   When are we going to tackle the root cause of ‘tired a it’ so mi ago ‘kill u’ wen u misbehave.  Whether the misbehaviour is due to truancy, or lickle gyal bad, or lickle bwoy a gwaan like him a gun man………………When are we going to deal with one too many pickney, and no puppa after conception and delivery?  Do you think ‘talk’ will help these grown folkswho are hell bent of having their own way.

We want social intervention for crime, social intervention for living rent free, light free and water free.  Social intervention for having too many children that you can ill afford with no support from the birth father, or family members either financially or spiritually and I am not talking obeah.  Yet government must enter into the bedroom and decide that based on a video you are now an unfit parent who deserves to be locked up and the child goes into care where we are told many run away to become free agents.  Oh yes, and we now have child sex trade on the agenda.  Where were you before the pregnancy?  How many children does this woman have by the way?  If there a father in tow?  Whappen it nuh matter????  Any anti, uncle, grannie deh bout??  No extended family???

When are we going to face reality that due to said socialisation, many women should not be having one child much less several?  Let us talk about that.  Let us talk about the freedom to have sex and reproduce when you barely have 2 cents to rub together. No father to provide financial, emotional or spiritual support in your space so you do not need a child or children.  Stress will always be a way of life, and if your snapping will cause you to injure or scar your child, then maybe childbearing in this century should not be a right.  It is easier for us to voice our disgust at the end result as seen on this video rather than to speak the truth of what has been evidenced way too often.  It is easier for us to cry social intervention than to accept that right and wrong is a choice we inherited once we came into this world; no socializing needed.  Just like how nobadie neva teach u fi lie.  U born a tell lie until wen it ketch up to u, u figure out sey u fi stop.  Beating no mek u stap lie………….

There is a stark difference from the mother with 8 or 9 children fatherless who does the best she can.  Disciplines her children in love and a rebuke is never confused or witnessed or received in what has become common practice by women who are mentally unfit to raise children.   Who you are and who you become is never when the sails are smooth rather when turbulence faces, and under extreme impression, losing your temper yet never crossing the line with the one you gave birth to where there is no return for either child or parent moving forward.

If the government has to step in to clean up house, then they need to prevent you from having  one too many.    The fact that you can have sex, should not give you the right to bring children into this world that you are ill equipped to nurture.   If it is your mental breakdown came after, then give them up for adoption and decease from reproducing.  As most practitioners take pleasure in addressing the symptoms and not the root cause, we will put this one to rest until the next one surfaces.

To be very clear, the root cause is not social intervention rather a law which says you cannot have more than……… until you prove you are fit mentally, and financially equipped with no aide from the government.  If you want to deem that social intervention, den start from dehso!!!!!!!!

Right now mi stress to and caan tek it, but a suh it set, a life……………….

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Mother a victim, too – Crawford says machete-wielding child beater should be resocialised, not criminalised

 (Jamaica Gleaner)  Tuesday 3 October 2017 (37 Comments)
Damion Crawford
Floyd Green

The 44-year-old mother now behind bars for the brutal beating of her preteen daughter with a machete in Bath, St Thomas, last year is also a victim, and the State should seek to resocialise, rather than criminalise her, says Damion Crawford, the newly minted opposition spokesman on youth and culture.

In a 30-second video footage, which has gone viral on social media since being unearthed over the weekend, the partially nude woman is seen using the cutlass to beat the frantic child while using expletives to relay her anger and frustration.

Many have condemned the action of the parent, with persons in the general public and users of social media calling for her imprisonment.

The woman was arrested by the St Thomas police on the weekend, and up to press time was still in custody, with the likelihood of charges being laid against her for cruelty to a child.

Yesterday, the Child Development Agency (CDA) told The Gleaner that the girl underwent counselling and was now in the care of relatives.

 

MOTHER FOR THE COMMUNITY

 

Crawford, who visited the Bath community to investigate the circumstance surrounding the ordeal, shared that while the child was a victim of the physical abuse, the parent was a victim of the Jamaican culture of discipline, and the inability to receive legitimate assistance with child-rearing.

“Everyone has confirmed that this is not an often occurrence. They’ve confirmed that the lady is almost like the mother for the community, the person who seeks to bail the young people from jail or out of trouble. So, it’s unfortunate that without adequate information, the call has been for imprisonment, which benefits neither child nor parent. The main villain, in my opinion, was the adult who chose to capture [the video] rather than intervene,” Crawford said.

He also rubbished claims of a voice recording now being circulated as that of the girl, and that she was being reprimanded for engaging in sexual activities. Crawford said the rumour was greater child abuse than the video itself.

“My information is that she is mischievous as a child, not a child participating in adult activity, as is being insinuated at this particular time. This incident happened over a year ago and is just now coming to our attention, so nobody could have indicated to me the grievance that the child carried out, but even some of the police personnel in Bath were saying they’re saddened by the outcome and the reference being made, as the lady is a good lady,” he said.

 

THREE-PRONGED APPROACH

 

The outspoken politician suggested that a three-pronged approach be applied generally as social re-engineering against physical punishment, which has been the norm in Jamaica.

Crawford argued that as a first offence, persons should be given training in parenting and application of discipline with simultaneous assistance to the child. If the act is repeated, the second approach should be temporary separation with a fine and mandatory counselling. The third step should be jail time and permanent separation if the two previous interventions fail, added Crawford.

In declaring that there is a clear distinction between discipline and abuse, state minister with responsibility for youth in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, described the video as appalling.

“While it is difficult for me to comment too much, as it is now the subject of a criminal investigation and I wouldn’t want to prejudice that, certainly anyone with good conscience who would have seen the video would be completely appalled at what transpired,” he said.

Green argued that the case speaks to a broader issue of greater need for parental intervention and guidance, something which the ministry has discussed with the National Parenting Support Commission.

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