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UPDATE: Missing teen found, mother says

The teenager who was reported missing since Thursday has been found.

Moments ago, Teresa Moore told Barbados TODAY that her daughter, 16-year-old Pedisa Latisha Providence of Venture No.3, St John has been located. She said she was on her way to pick up the teen from an undisclosed location and take her to a Police Station for questioning.

“She is found. I now have to go for her where she is because the family don’t want to get involved. Then I will take her to the station where they will question her,” Moore said

Police said the Daryl Jordan Secondary School student left home for school about 6 a.m. on Thursday but did not return.


Pedisa Latisha Providence.

Moore said she could not provide further details at the time, as she was focused on getting her daughter as soon as possible.

However, when Barbados TODAY visited Pedisa’s father, Pedaiah Providence, at his Venture No. 4 home earlier today, just a short distance away from where the teen lives with her grandmother, he said he only found out about her disappearance on Saturday night. He also said he last saw her on Wednesday morning at the bus stop.

According to him, on that same night his girlfriend called Pedisa on her cell phone to inquire if she had carried out a favour but the teenager responded that she was still waiting for a bus to come home.


Pedaiah Providence

Providence described his daughter as a quiet person, but admitted that it was not the first time she left home.

He also admitted that his relationship with his first born was strained.

“To tell you the truth, I trying not to think negative at this point in time. [I’m] trying to think positive that the worst ain’t happen. I am hoping that she probably gone by some friend and it is not something different,” he said.

“But as far as I am concerned, I is (sic) the bully when it comes to making the laws. When I step in the mother does tell me ‘Pedisa is a big girl, she growing up, what you does be fretting about’. You see what happen? When I step in, everything gone back to normal, nobody don’t study to do what I say anymore,” Providence added.

This morning police issued an appeal to the public for their assistance in locating the teen. (AH)

17 Responses to UPDATE: Missing teen found, mother says

  1. Philippa Joseph
    Philippa Joseph March 28, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Those kids needs an ass whopping

  2. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin March 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    want charge n for waste n d taxpayers resources……….

  3. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes March 28, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    What does it mean “the family don’t want to get invoved”? Hmmm that is how nothing gets solved because no one wants to get involved.

  4. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore March 28, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Sometimes these young girls runaway to be with men or something at home ain’t right

    • Dexter Israel
      Dexter Israel March 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Mhizz Joan Moore u mean or women…it missing

  5. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore March 28, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    One of the young girls that run away from home last time when found say she ain’t going back, police ask she why not, she say ask she mudda

  6. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel March 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    part she was?…bet it wasn’t by a snowcone man,,,,

  7. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria March 28, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Police should be going with you for her and questioning the family as part of the investigation. Don’t want to get involved, what.
    Anyway, lemmie mind muh business and drink this here camomile tea, outside cold as France….

  8. Alva Hope
    Alva Hope March 28, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Girls stop giving your parents/ families/ public and police stress. Having problems find some honorable person you can trust and speak out. Another thing…schools got vacation on Wednesday.. Dint your mother know that.

  9. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown March 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Wosrt mother ever!!!!!

  10. Edmund Harrison
    Edmund Harrison March 28, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    wow here we go again

  11. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 29, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Look why people do not come out and tell the truth. All these missing teenage girls are simply working hard for the money. It is called ruf wuk and hard wine.

  12. Menace II Babylon March 29, 2016 at 4:58 am

    When a princess goes missing, we see the equals and not the rest of the equation. We then beat our chest, label them without having the intellect to see beyond….. sometimes underlying factors contribute to making them abscond. I forgot that as a nation, we charge the youth with wandering, incarcerate them, provide them with a conviction and whoever was assisting them as a hidden element. We believe your daughters are raised with good morals and values then this…. a brief glance over the number that abscond, those yp charged and the perpetrators arrested will show you a huge deficit. Pass by any secondary school and see the level of big hard back men waiting on their girlfriends, yet police driving pass and no one will try to ensure a level of Safe guarding occurs at our places of education. Stop the jeep enquire why you are here and if no appropriate answer is provided vacate the premises and warned. It’s amazing they are charged with wandering yet outside our places of education no one is taken up and charged with loitering. Totally inadequate. Regardless glad your back at home.

  13. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams March 29, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Never heard those names bout St John. Ain’t true St John ppl at all

  14. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne March 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Another day another ‘teen gyal vacation’ from home.

  15. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield March 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Now a child of school age at your house no doubt a guest of your son or relative and you dont want to get involved ? The mother aint no better cause I would be going with the police not going to the place and then to the police .Parents need to stop being their children friends .Parents need to stop doing things that children are holding secrets for them .Hence they cannot or refuse to deal with the said children when things go wrong .She is growing up yes but t does that mean she should do as she please ? This nonsense has to stop .Big hard back women must stop letting people underage girl children come at their house to their sons (daughters too ) Women Mothers need to be mothers and let children be children .Adult hood with all of it challenges last way longer than child hood


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