School girls held

COURT TODAY BLOCKFive teenage girls who were reported missing a few days ago were remanded to the Government Industrial School today after appearing in court charged with wandering.

The five Grantley Adams Memorial School students, one of whom is 15 and the others 14, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

She remanded the girls until Wednesday when they will
appear before Magistrate Manila Renee at the Juvenile Court.

49 Responses to School girls held

  1. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall February 23, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Get to the bottom of this Issues.

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  2. John Da Silva
    John Da Silva February 23, 2016 at 9:29 am

    While we need to understand what’s going on here, the girls need counselling, not incarceration.

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    • Abena Williams
      Abena Williams February 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

      That is why they were sent there. They will receive counseling and full academic exposure and any remedial needs. It is not a prison as one may think, but an institution for troubled teens. Upon release, they will be closely monitored and will have to attend several counsrling sessions for an extended period.

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  3. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens February 23, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Need to here the real issue where were they, why did they do it, do they need help, what good would it do them in carcerated or just ruthless.

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  4. Yarde Sherwin
    Yarde Sherwin February 23, 2016 at 9:57 am

    We live in a system where it seems that punishment is always the first option….Incarceration will only make these girls worst…REMAND FOR WANDERING….FOOLISHNESS….

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    • Amelia Gittens
      Amelia Gittens February 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

      its just my point kidsssss they are still yes some can be a bit weary but with guidance i’m sure they will be fine

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson February 23, 2016 at 10:46 am

      I don’t even understand how that’s a law. Someone sat around and decided it was a good idea to come up with a law that charges kids for running away? How is that a good idea?

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    • Abena Williams
      Abena Williams February 23, 2016 at 11:02 am

      There are several counselors at that institution. They will get the psychological help they need along with full access to academics and any remedial programs.
      It is not a prison but a temporary location for troubled teens where they can be helped and gain education. They will also be monitored very closely upon release

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson February 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Yeah that’s called juvenile detention, aka prison. Anywhere you’re not free to leave at will or with the consent of parent, is imprisonment.

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  5. Roslyn Clarke
    Roslyn Clarke February 23, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Why incarcerate these girls? What about the person or persons that were harbouring them? Don’t they need to be incarcerated also? They need to be back in school and given a curfew until the CCB get to the bottom of the issues.

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  6. Alex Alleyne February 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

    This must be accompanied by the ADULTS where these “girls” were held.

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  7. Craige Campbell February 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Every time I look I see bajans making them selves seem stone aged, stupid and proud of it.

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    • harper February 23, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      True

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  8. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck February 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

    What the hell is going on in Barbados with all these young girls going missing! Parents wake-up from you all sleep and save y’all daughters.

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  9. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave February 23, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Incarceration .. For what try to help the girls in some other way ..Foolishness .

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    • Abena Williams
      Abena Williams February 23, 2016 at 11:09 am

      It is not a prison, but an institution for teens with varying issues from violence to “wandering” . It is an intervention institution with several counselors who will try to assist these troubled teens and where theg can gain full access to an education at the same time. They will also be closely monitored upon release and must attend several counseling sesdions and workshops.

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    • Diana Cave
      Diana Cave February 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      OK ! I know that .. But didn’t you heat or read in the Nation paper , the girls are complaining about the abused in there , and confinement for simple things in there ,
      I read it lately.. That’s why I say that, find a different solution to deal with trouble girls .. I also know its not a prison , but it’s so sad to see many young girls and boys have to resort to those institutions .

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    • Sonia Bragg
      Sonia Bragg February 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Where else can they be detained if not there…pointless going home just to leave again and be reported missing. They should have to deal with the consequences of their actions too.

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    • Diana Cave
      Diana Cave February 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Well that’s true too !!!!

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  10. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires February 23, 2016 at 10:58 am

    its the parents……stop blaming other people n blame yaself..kids isnt to just feed n give cloths its much more that that..

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  11. Sunshine Williams February 23, 2016 at 10:58 am

    When wi the sdults be charged?

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  12. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires February 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    each girl that ran away fa a weekend or couple days need Government Industrial School straight away right as soon as she comes back

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  13. Margaret Walkes February 23, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Every since we have been asking for social workers to be placed in schools. The guidance counselors are not social workers and they themselves are asking for social workers to be placed at the schools but this call is being ignore and it expensing the tax payers. They can only do so much but the social workers are trained to implement measures to combat situations as in the case with delinquent children. As magistrate faith-marshall reiterated again SOCIAL WORKERS ARE NEEDED IN THE SCHOOLS. It does not make sense persons going to UWI to be trained as social workers and the government is still not utilizing the social workers

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  14. Abena Williams
    Abena Williams February 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Ok, I am starting to realize that many people are not aware of the purpose of this institution.
    It is not a prison sentence as you may think, but an institution for teens with varying issues from violence to “wandering” . With the number of troubled teens we have on this island, we need 2 more institutions like this because the GIS is currently overworked. It is an intervention institution with several counselors who will try to assist these troubled teens, while working with their families and where they can gain full access to an education, while getting the help they need. It is a pull-out, intervention facility. There are several such institutions around the world. They will also be closely monitored upon release and must attend several counseling sessions and workshops. This is precisely what is needed on the island and they have made considerable progress with several teens who have been sent there. Putting them back in school immediately after they have been found is not what they need, but rather to be at an institution that could help them. Their being “charged” is not in the sanesense of a criminal court but a juvenile monitoring profess for repeat offenders.

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    • Cat Rock
      Cat Rock February 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      That makes sense

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    • Shelley Parris
      Shelley Parris February 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks for the explanation of the rational and purpose of that institution.

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  15. Petra Mccollin
    Petra Mccollin February 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

    A child in a loving, stable home does NOT run away. Something might not be right at home. Could the girls have been drugged? I think we should investigated first. If its correct that 5 girls were at the same home. something is definitely wrong.

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    • Dexter Squires
      Dexter Squires February 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

      yea drugged….drugged with stupidity and no common sense

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    • Dexter Squires
      Dexter Squires February 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

      everything begins at home

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    • Petra Mccollin
      Petra Mccollin February 23, 2016 at 11:47 am

      or simply guilty of falling for the lies and promises some men can fill weak, needed females head and hearts with. But to be honest I dont think it is so simple as just last of common sense. Something else is under the surface

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    • Ashanti Padilla
      Ashanti Padilla February 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      your theory is completely flawed….

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    • Linda Mayers McClean
      Linda Mayers McClean February 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      That’s not true. Even if home is structured and ordered and these girls wanted to get out and do what their friends are doing, they would
      Go! They just made a choice and now they must pay the consequenceS. It’s wrong to automatically say something wrong at home.

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  16. Emperatriz Melissa
    Emperatriz Melissa February 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    The man whose home they were found at said he had no idea that their were reported as missing..he is the God father r relative of one of the girls who invited the others over for the weekend and he said she normally has her friends over..but when he heard the news saying they were missing he called the police..he wouldnt give his actual name..but he goes by the name country and works as a snow cone vendor in the van stand

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  17. Cat Rock
    Cat Rock February 23, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    What’s the point of incarceration?

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  18. Lawlesselvis Burke
    Lawlesselvis Burke February 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I say it’s a form of deterrent too many of these young girls just leaving home wasting the police time and causing family grief . then return like nothing happens

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  19. Gina Harewood
    Gina Harewood February 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Its harsh on the girls. But they are under age. And they need protection from dirty pedophiles.

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  20. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Why didn’t Snowcone safeguard himself by doing the responsible thing in the first place? Invite or sleep over for the weekend arrangements must be agreed between the parents. He should not allowed or encourage them to visit or stay. The children are own way, do as i like, when i like, you can’t tell me what to do little women and don’t realised they are putting themselves at serious risk. Child Care Board need closing down. I totally agree with Dexter Squires.

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  21. Allison Serrano
    Allison Serrano February 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Most of you responding are of a certain age. Did this ever happen in your time? Stop making excuses for these wayward children. All five of them couldnt come from such teŕrible backgrounds? Youth of today to darn selfish. Want too much too soon. Its just too much. Dont be too hasty in blaming the parents. Peer pressure always overrides a parents words! Its very sad what barbados is coming to.

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    • Angela Husbands February 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      i totally agree you Allison.

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  22. Sheldon Cox
    Sheldon Cox February 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Like that is going to help does girls

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  23. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince February 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Working..

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  24. hard truth February 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    each case needs to be looked at separately to see why each of the girls ran away, wandered off or whatever you want to call it. there could be different factors for each person, some maybe dealing with issues at home while others may have left to spend time with a boyfriend or if they just succumbed to peer pressure. now im sure they all left with the intention not to return and not the kidnapping bs i heard. its highly unlikely that a group of girls from the same area that go to the same school were all kidnapped on the same weekend and was found in the same location. FOH.

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  25. Sonia Bragg
    Sonia Bragg February 23, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Would Barbados Today publish this “wandering ” law …or tell me where to find it. I am interested in seeing exactly what it states.

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair February 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Yes please, I would also like to see it.

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair February 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      From what I have seen in Google it is the same as North American loitering law.

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    • Sonia Bragg
      Sonia Bragg February 23, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Maria Leclair ok thanks

      Reply

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