Son gets terrible beating

COURT TODAY BLOCKA father who beat his young son with a belt on March 14 this year appeared in a Bridgetown magistrates’ court today charged with unlawfully and maliciously inflicting bodily harm.

The District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court was not told of the extent of the boy’s injury, but the accused dad, 40-year-old Robert Dwayne Lorenzo Riley of Lot #11 Belle Plantation, pleaded not guilty.

Riley, a courier, informed the court however, that the boy was now living with his mother.

Before releasing him on $3,000 bail, Magistrate Douglas Frederick ordered the accused not to try disciplining the boy again “in that particular way, if that is what you did”.

In response, the accused assured the court there was no way he would ever discipline his son again.

The case was adjourned until August 16.

164 Responses to Son gets terrible beating

  1. winston small May 5, 2016 at 8:05 am

    someone did the bail yet?

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  2. Charles Beckles
    Charles Beckles May 5, 2016 at 8:05 am

    he will not be living in my house sorry

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  3. Bumbalion Beckles
    Bumbalion Beckles May 5, 2016 at 8:06 am

    It wrong for u as a parent but when De poop holds them n brutalise dem ya don’t see De poop going to court

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    • Petra Mccollin
      Petra Mccollin May 5, 2016 at 11:27 am

      lol but dont be fooled. nuff of the ones the popo hold get them tails burst from the parents to the teachers and it didnt make one hell of a difference. I sure you get lashes for things you still went back and did again. soo…….

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    • Queenie ShaSha
      Queenie ShaSha May 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Amm lies tho

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    • Anna Bovell
      Anna Bovell May 5, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Thats because bajans dont push the case. You see, when you grow up getting abused left and right you accept as a norm and dont say anything even as adults .

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  4. Kenrick Purcell
    Kenrick Purcell May 5, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Those are fateful words from a father “there is no way I will discipline my son again”

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    • Teri P. S. Gittens
      Teri P. S. Gittens May 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

      That is serious…

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    • Kenrick Purcell
      Kenrick Purcell May 5, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Teri P. S. Gittens that was the part that stood out most for me

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    • Teri P. S. Gittens
      Teri P. S. Gittens May 5, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Same here.

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    • Kenrick Purcell
      Kenrick Purcell May 5, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Teri P. S. Gittens sad indictment on our society

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    • Skyy Blu
      Skyy Blu May 5, 2016 at 8:23 am

      caught my attention straight away

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    • Topdog Tailorshop
      Topdog Tailorshop May 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

      i agree with him look where disciplining his son landed him repeat it again its lock up

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    • Kenrick Purcell
      Kenrick Purcell May 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Topdog Tailorshop it may be the sensible thing to do now but it is very telling that it got to this stage.

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    • Roger King
      Roger King May 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Shows the mind thought of the parent, meaning he will have nothing more to do with the child.

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley May 5, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Child is better off without him, and saying “no way will you discipline your child again” means obviously you did do this. Pure evil

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley May 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

      “some” but also too may go on having so many kids by different women, children need 2 parents where possible

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley May 5, 2016 at 9:05 am

      Kenrick Purcell You clearly seem to have it nailed, you see the cost but you have the love, love is more important than anything you can buy. Well done to you

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    • Kenrick Purcell
      Kenrick Purcell May 5, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Sharon Woolley thank Jah am learning to be humble and accept the truth…I wasn’t always a thinker….My kids are my future…many of us want to live forever, it’s possible but through our children.

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    • Ferreira Claude
      Ferreira Claude May 5, 2016 at 10:46 am

      We don’t know the story in it’s entirety, he might have gone over board as well as it may have been blown out of proportion. We are in a double standard society who wants a school girl expelled but………. I will leave it there.

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    • Topdog Tailorshop
      Topdog Tailorshop May 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      wanna could talk till d cows come home i did dun wid he

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  5. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd May 5, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Hummm

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  6. Pat James
    Pat James May 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    That’s deep coming from a father

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  7. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe May 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Correct he would have to stay with his mother andvi will wash my hands clean of him and his mother

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    • Arte Maria Benn
      Arte Maria Benn May 5, 2016 at 9:28 am

      That would be the absolute BEST thing for that child real talk.

      Bringing one don’t make you worth being a parent, glad to see REAL men know when they’re not cut out for sumn.

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      • Ejd May 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

        I wonder if Real women raise mock men. You women are always with this nonsense about real men. There are just as many ignorant women as there are ignorant women.

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  8. saraiya May 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Stupid man u could have disciplined the child without inflicting bodily harm u are an animal….then talking bout u would never discipline him again u r a useless excuse for a father.

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  9. miche May 5, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Saraiya,It is better to keep you mouth shut and be thought a fool,than to open it, thereby removing all doubt,as you just did… You must now tell me and all who read this ,, what was the nature of the harm,,,,,you stupid woman,,that is why the schools now have such a problem,,,,,,its people like you

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    • Elsworth Neale May 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

      so agree with you Miche

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    • VCH May 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

      I couldn’t have said it better!

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  10. Chantel Bridgeman
    Chantel Bridgeman May 5, 2016 at 8:37 am

    And this right here is the perfect example of why the children today behave how they do …smh so when society and popo hold them its not inflicting body harm

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  11. Dandelion May 5, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Maliciously ? De court kidding me

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  12. Divagirl RN
    Divagirl RN May 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Maliciously ? Smt

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  13. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave May 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Stupid father that’d not the way to discipline a child to cause bodily harm . you want hitting with piece of 2/4 and give you some injuries also .. You should get a jail term .. I said it .

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    • Maiesha Selman Bradshaw
      Maiesha Selman Bradshaw May 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Completely agree.. Lashes does NOTHING.

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    • Diana Cave
      Diana Cave May 5, 2016 at 10:10 am

      That’s true to a point .. But it still do something the other way around , because it can turn to abuse , such as broken bones , sucide and many more or the grave .. Which of course happen recently.. Classic example .

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    • Julie Leenders
      Julie Leenders May 5, 2016 at 11:58 am

      He needs locking up definitely that way he might have time to sit and think of other ways he could punish his child other than physical abuse , he’s a bully …end of

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    • Maiesha Selman Bradshaw
      Maiesha Selman Bradshaw May 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      I meant lashes does nothing as far as maling children listen to their parents.

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  14. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley May 5, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Father is an ignorant bully, let someone do the very same to him and see how he likes it. Does the fool think this will help change his son. A few months in Dodds with hard labour is what this ba—rd needs

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  15. Kerion Chambers
    Kerion Chambers May 5, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Lock his ass up. Obviously his beating was brutal or else it wouldn’t be reported. Sometimes parents discipline their children unconsciously

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  16. Nadia Datt
    Nadia Datt May 5, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Children these days don’t get corporal punishment that’s why they can pass an adult on the street and don’t say good morning, or when their parents speak to them they reply with a rude answer. They need to be taught from the getgo what needs to be taught. Is the lashes that they don’t get is why them so rasshole unmannerly to society on the whole.lashes won’t kill them . So if it needs to be done it has to be done.

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    • Arte Maria Benn
      Arte Maria Benn May 5, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Would you beat an adult for passing and not saying good morning?

      If you think lack of corporal punishment is the issue facing society

      I have a bridge to sell you downtown.

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson May 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

      You can train a dog without hitting it so why would you need to hit a child for training. Anyone who needs to beat a child in order for the child to learn, is limited in intelligence.

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    • Nadia Datt
      Nadia Datt May 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

      I wasn’t talking about adults not saying good morning.
      All I am saying is a child sees and does what parents do.
      If I pass and I have my kids with me and say morning to anyone,they would say it too. If they don’t say it I stop and ask them if they forgot their manners. If parents teach their kids what to say and do from young they will get that in them.
      I can’t change the way some parents bring up their children, I can only pave the way for mine.
      Claire Gibson we r not training them in no way, just teaching them right from wrong. Hitting only comes in as a punishment for wrong doings.

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    • Arte Maria Benn
      Arte Maria Benn May 5, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Stop.

      You weren’t talking about adults, because you KNOW you wouldn’t dare raise your hand to an adult but you’re perfectly fine with bullying a child…

      That my dear, is a part of what’s wrong with society.

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    • Elsworth Neale
      Elsworth Neale May 5, 2016 at 9:46 am

      While I agree with you Nadia Datt in some aspect of what you say. adults dont set the example. I see so many adultts passing people on the streets without saying morning or not even responding when someone say morning so children live what they see

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    • Nadia Datt
      Nadia Datt May 5, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Now where the hell does bullying come in. If a child is disrespectful to their elders especially their family members they need to be diciplined. Whether that parent sees fit to give that child some lashes is their way of dicipline. While others would take away what they love. Or some other forms of dicipline. Everyone has a different approach on how to dicipline their children and if that father saw it fit to beat his son with a belt then so be it.
      Ppl are quick to blame someone when things don’t go right when from the beginning it’s the parents fault.
      If we do what’s right from the start we won’t have wayward children.

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      • Richard Ince May 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

        So true. People have many opinions on this matter,sometimes parents have to beat children to discipline them. Today children have more rights than parents, that is why they behave the way they do.I had a lot of beatings, some were warranted ,some were not. My mother did what she thought was right to keep us in line and out of jail .As I look back on life I am grateful for those ASS beatings,I am straight and in line to date.In those days the Law Court’s would encourage parents to beat those bad behave children in the Court yard for everyone to see.These days if a parent touch or say anything to children it is abuse. When the Police and the Prison system beat them what is that? The Prisons are too full of our children.It is better to dicipline them at home.

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    • Nadia Datt
      Nadia Datt May 5, 2016 at 9:49 am

      And I really don’t care if an adult answers . I say it because it’s the right thing to do.

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson May 5, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Clearly my point went over your head. You can teach a child right from wrong and reprimand unacceptable behavior without perpetuating violence.

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson May 5, 2016 at 9:54 am

      FYI the word is “discipline”

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    • Arte Maria Benn
      Arte Maria Benn May 5, 2016 at 9:55 am

      I commend you Claire… You have the patience of a saint and the disposition of a lady.

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson May 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Thank you Arte Maria, but you may be speaking too soon LoL

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    • Nadia Datt
      Nadia Datt May 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Some ppl need to get off their high horses and see the bigger picture here. Common sense is simply lacking in some .

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson May 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

      On that, we can agree.

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    • Viveean Foster
      Viveean Foster May 5, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Pressing issues. You can’t hit your child ,but it is OK for them to beat the teahers and others in authority. Well well well .they would have to live at the police or the court Not in my house

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    • Tameshia Massiah
      Tameshia Massiah May 5, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Look it makes no sense debating on something you know nothing about other than what is said in the media…there are two sides of the story and as long as the boy was not being abused …cutting his tail with a belt is fine with me ….I got lashes with a belt and I am no criminal…whore. ..thief or nuisance to society.
      What ppl need to do is separate discipline from abuse and stop telling the parents that trying to better their kids that they are abusing them… Barbados got fathers…stepfather..uncle…brothers n family friends out here sexually abusing children….argue and blast on that. Have a good day.

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    • Claire Gibson
      Claire Gibson May 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Children on the receiving end of violence, perpetuate violence. Children are hardwired to seek parental approval, and as the more mature, experienced individuals in the relationship, parents should know how to express what behavior is expected and verbally reprimand when that standard is not met. Hitting a child is a lazy, thoughtless, unintelligent form of “discipline” ; it takes longer, and more effort to actually speak with the child and determine with reprimands that provide a learning opportunity.

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    • Julie Leenders
      Julie Leenders May 5, 2016 at 11:51 am

      totally agree

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    • Nirmala Singh
      Nirmala Singh May 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Well dont knw about yall ,but i get my ass cut wen i was little n no part of that was bulling ,that help to lead me in a straight direction n never regreted it on to thus day THANK U MAMA

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith May 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Elsworth Neale do you travel on public transportation,you would see and hear adults get on the bus and say good morning,good afternoon adults would speak school children would get on and not a word,even if I don’t speak to someone my daughter have to speak because she is not an adult.
      And you are talking about children live what there see, was on a bus this morning a woman got on the bus with two children in school uniform no more than six ,seven ,child was taking to long to sit ,you know what she said to the child go down in the f—ing bus, and you should see how she was dress to take those kids to school also she did not say good morning or the children either but she cuss at them and they were able to follow her directive,so children do live what they learn.

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    • Nadia Datt
      Nadia Datt May 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Some parents are just ignorant and illiterate.

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    • Samud Ali
      Samud Ali May 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      For all the generations that were beaten silly and into submission, nothing in society ever changed. Each year of our existence has stilled been marred with violence, crime, thievery, full prisons, deviance, an on and on….only difference is a larger population delivering more damaged humans to perpetuate this behaviour. Beating up on anyone is wrong and pointless. It is anger acting before reason and especially beating a child….we beat our little boys and wonder why they become woman beaters….we beat our little girls and wonder why they stay with woman beaters. As for “manners” we live in a place where more adults are lacking in such than children and maybe leading by example and being mannerly to children first may make all the difference as they grow….most children are shy to speak to strangers especially in a world where we must protect them from strangers. This will never be 1966, 76, 86, or 96….it’s 50 years on from the birth of a nation and yet we seek to hold on to the same pain that they gave to us and expect to forge a new society and culture of integrity.

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  17. Paula Branche
    Paula Branche May 5, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Look I get blows with anything my mom hands get on.pot shoes you name it children now need blowz they too damn disrespectful that’s why they act that way cause they know parents can be charged.

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  18. susan May 5, 2016 at 9:08 am

    if he gets locked up for beating his son with a belt then 80% of the parents in barbados should be charged as well.

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  19. Annetta Paul
    Annetta Paul May 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

    There are so many ways to discipline a child. Leaving scars and beating a child only teaches the child that ADULTS ARE BULLIES WHO BEAT ON OTHERS WHO ARE NOT STRONG. A beating is a fast and lazy method to discipline. People uses this because they refuse to take the time to explore any other ways of discipline.

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    • Julie Leenders
      Julie Leenders May 5, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Well said Annetta

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    • Allison N Boyce
      Allison N Boyce May 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Hmmmm, smh. All these ppl, de rock gine to ruin because of all of these so called mediators

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  20. Adrian May 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

    i strongly agree with u Miche well said

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  21. Abi May 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

    So true miche!! Some of these children today need their tails beaten and chores to do cause they have too much free time on their hands to do foolishness!!

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  22. Glenn Damon Clarke
    Glenn Damon Clarke May 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

    So no one here knows the extent of how the father beat the boy, and what warranted the beating. Everyone just assumes the father was correct but do not know if he beat the boy till he cut his skin or anything.
    But for it to go to involve police and to go to court in Barbados, you would probably correctly assume that this was not the standard punishment some would give to their kids when they get out of line.

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    • Prince Trémaine
      Prince Trémaine May 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

      The charge implies that there was some bodily harm done, “unlawfully and maliciously inflicting bodily harm.”.

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    • Glenn Damon Clarke
      Glenn Damon Clarke May 5, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Then everyone commenting on this that are supporting the father, are basically agreeing with child abuse… Brilliant…

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    • Arte Maria Benn
      Arte Maria Benn May 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      You understand my struggles.

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    • Allison N Boyce
      Allison N Boyce May 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Well, 99.9% of Bajan parents should be in front the law courts. Like I say, spare the rod and spoil the child, if it was the child who had “abused” the father, what would y’all be saying then????????

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    • Glenn Damon Clarke
      Glenn Damon Clarke May 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Allison N BoycebHave you read anything I said? Really? Do you think a casual beating with a belt will get a father put in court in Barbados? There is a difference between discipline and abuse. In Barbados abuse will get you into court, discipline will lead your child in the right direction. Few facts were given, and from what I read, this was not a case of simple corporal punishment. You don’t even know how old the child was, what did the child do, nothing…Stop being so sensitive over a lack of information.

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  23. Lydia S StClair
    Lydia S StClair May 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

    i got lashes from my dad and i am glad ….it made me what i am to day love you dad RIP

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  24. Michelle Howell-James
    Michelle Howell-James May 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I think we r a bit to quick to judge here we don’t know what the child did and what the bruises are: but what I say is this spare the rod and spoil the child don’t abuse it but every now and then these children asses does want cutting and if we don’t cut them the police will: sometimes talking too much don’t work I know I raising teenage boys and yes they would try I say try to be disrespectful but I got a look they straighten out the same time so it’s all about how we raise our children I know I get licks so did my sister and brother we ain’t dead but we straight

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  25. Brian May 5, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Is this what Barbados is coming to back in my day I did something wrong I got the belt. Thanks to the belt and the discipline of my father I have never been in jail and I have always had the respect for others. The Bible said it spare the rid and spoil the child. It is written.

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  26. Mhizz Poke
    Mhizz Poke May 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Alright lef it fa d police ta do lata then

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  27. Brian Porte
    Brian Porte May 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

    the press back with these stories again trying a shape public opinion. people wake up to what is happening, don’t let a select few who control the media houses influence you.

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  28. Marva Straughn
    Marva Straughn May 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Hummmmm…..lord have mercy this world/system gone madd

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  29. Ronda Hope
    Ronda Hope May 5, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Thank God for the lashes I received as a child from cow rope back down to hand slaps…… I’m still alive…..made me a better woman!

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    • Selman Michelle
      Selman Michelle May 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Ronda, ya meanin de first thing ya mudda hand pun. N if ya run ya betta pray to run faster

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    • Ronda Hope
      Ronda Hope May 5, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Telling me my mother even pelt a chair at me for cursing her ….if not for the cross board I wud b a dead duck….but ya know wat ….I had no right cursing her!

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    • Oriel Haynes
      Oriel Haynes May 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Oh Well…..

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  30. Dwayne May 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Saraiya sometimes in life we pretend to be so knowledgeable about things and ppl we know so very little about…
    But I will not chastise U because U do not know any better….I personally know Robert not only as a great father but as a childhood friend who has also looked out for my oldest son N in doing was able to help guide him as his neighbor as like an “uncle ” would….the story printed will only highlight what was told to them but Robert Riley and his brother we’re both raised as fantastic fathers N leaders in our community…judge not less ye be judged

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    • Kim May 5, 2016 at 9:57 am

      I agreed. Robert is a great father and an excellent person. This story is NOT true. I assure you….

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  31. Tanya May 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

    So true. We picking up all of the Americanise behavior and d children acting the same way. The Bible sd spare the rod and spoil the child. Whether the rod being a belt or a serious talking to. We does speculate when we see these stories but nobody knows wa that boy was doing to cause his father to beat him so. These children are the generation of vipers. My God if u see how some in primary school does behave…. So stop judging fo u know d whole story.

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  32. love jones May 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

    miche you are so right lack of discipline is why a family is morning right now smh nobody in stopping me from discipline my child smh a damn belt he on 3000 bail and meanwhile a man the kill a woman without remorse out on the streets

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  33. Delia Parker-Bailey May 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Right up there, Miche! If this is for real, my parents’ (and before) entire generation would have been before the courts and where would our generation have been……? Everybody is so scared of their own shadow now a days! Children need discipline!

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  34. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor May 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Let me say this…. To hell wid d nay-sayers, cause all a wunna does know who raising animals…. I does work hard is badword to feed, clothe, shelter and send school my child… D day d court want to tell me how to discipline my child them could have d child…. I hope 10 yrs from now that same lil boy dont be infront d court wid a charge… I remember getting licks cause I was repeating a shopping list in my head and aint even see my neighbour, went to d shop and came back and spoke to my neighbour… But she did already complain… Nuff licks I got for unintentionally not speaking… But it made me a better woman… Spare d rod and spoil d child…..

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  35. Rosline Howard
    Rosline Howard May 5, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Ya know humans beings does just amaze me i gun dead and gone long and will never understand humans and the way their think

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  36. Trace Carter
    Trace Carter May 5, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I’m always saying this if the law say to me who carry a child for 9 month i can’t discipline my child with out killing him,
    Please remove he or she from my home let them live with the LAW…..

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  37. Cheryl Moseley
    Cheryl Moseley May 5, 2016 at 9:55 am

    It amazes me when a parent beat a child it is abuse so what would we call it when the police beat our children ( just want to know).

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    • Tameshia Massiah
      Tameshia Massiah May 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

      When police beat them …the Same ppl that here arguing will keep quiet out of fright …what you think….I realise these ppl speak out only in social media and not in a way that all the ignorance would stop.

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    • Cheryl Moseley
      Cheryl Moseley May 5, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Not only would they keep quiet the same ppl would be saying if the parents had lick them they would not be beaten by the police ,they would not be in court ,or they would not be going to jail.

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    • Prince Trémaine
      Prince Trémaine May 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Its actually called Police Brutality.

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    • Tameshia Massiah
      Tameshia Massiah May 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Yea go and report police brutality here in Barbados see how far it gets

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    • Philip Clement
      Philip Clement May 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Ms. Moseley.. Very well said.

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    • Anna Bovell
      Anna Bovell May 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Police brutality cases get very far …. You all just dont push them .

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  38. Nicholas Austrie
    Nicholas Austrie May 5, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I don’t usually comment on these topics but I won’t sit here N let those of U who talk idle speak negatively about a friend whom I have personally known for my whole life….first of all Robert was raised up in a household of both a loving N devoted mother N father….freedom of speech does not mean talking what u dont know about which is why i observe and say very little….bajan language……if some of wunnah was to be the kind of parent of years ago Dodds wouldn’t be the size it is….and don’t get me started on that either cause I worked in the system so I know wuh I talking about directly…some of wunnah does concentrate more on giving children brand name N partying but I know if more of wunnah was “old school ” wunnah wouldn’t talk shit…..For whatever reason d child get a cut ass….it would have been well deserved…judge not less ye be judged

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  39. Delia Parker-Bailey
    Delia Parker-Bailey May 5, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Gosh! Very emotive response! I see both sides of the argument but the story does no tell the extent of the boy’s injuries or the circumstances. Sad, but a good smack to keep children inline (in extreme circumstances), never hurt anyone. Ask ALL my generation.

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  40. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave May 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

    First thing ..Nafia Datt . your mouth are too fifty .. I had to comment here . Tell me .. What kind of discipline can you administer to your child if you do have .. Look at your cursing words in your comment .. ### Invalid point ### That’s why some children are unmanerly to society as you said .. Because people like you needs discipline also .. I am not verberbally attacking you to a point but I must voice my opinion on your views .. Lashes can kill if it dont metered out the correct way ..

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  41. lennox hewitt May 5, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Sariaya shut you mouth my grand beat me bad n mec me put face n corner of house cant you see no one agree wid u cause u idiot people talking good bout d man so wa injuries he get ? I feel f parents cant beat dum dum got some people would beat dem for ya legally so think bout it

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  42. Johnathan May 5, 2016 at 10:12 am

    My question how did get to the police’s attention where it become a criminal matter if it was only a belt flogging. I am not a supporter of fogging but see nothing wron if that is the way a parent finds it possible to discipline a child. If the parent cannot then the police will get involved later in a different way. We have a choice.

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  43. Cuthbert Lucas
    Cuthbert Lucas May 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

    that boy would never come by me again.

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  44. David May 5, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Are you all the same Barbadians who called for the heads of Jahan parents who are now charged for his demise?
    Some Barbadians are unbelievable!
    Only people with the slave mentality would support the brutalization of our children.
    I do not physically beat my children and my children are well adjusted,respectable and decent.I instilled good positive values in them.They know right from wrong.
    Please tell of any other ethnic group in Barbados or indeed the world who beat,brutalized and caused physically not to mention mental harm to their children different to Black people in Barbados and the world.
    Saraija you are correct.I support you view.

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  45. Zyon Queen
    Zyon Queen May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I remember getting lashes from a teacher with a bamboo stick and see my feet lump up with bruises and cuts and he ain’t when court…wa we suppose to do with our children then????leave them for the police well I gine beat mine

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  46. Love Princess Prakash Clarke
    Love Princess Prakash Clarke May 5, 2016 at 10:28 am

    A father is a father he will no best

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  47. Sheldon Cox
    Sheldon Cox May 5, 2016 at 10:29 am

    What got me is the judge said

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  48. eastern star May 5, 2016 at 10:34 am

    We called for jahans parents heads because THEY inflicted BODILY HARM which killed that 6 year old boy….
    This man merely disciplined his son the same way most decent ppl in this country have been disciplined. …it makes no sense explaining the right things to ppl with the wrong minds…guarantee i would let him live with his mother too after this….why? Cause karma comes around everytime she wants to teach stupid ppl a lesson.
    Watch and you will see later on the mother will be in the media talking about that same boy that got his father charged for beating him with a belt….God forbid he don’t turn rowdy an maim Rob or kill the same ppl that cussing his father for disciplining his son.

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  49. Supporting correction, not brutality. May 5, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Cut de child ass! I get licks like peas and it wasnt to my detriment. These vile little demons need to be corrected! As the biblical saying goes “spare the rod……”

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  50. Selman Michelle
    Selman Michelle May 5, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Bim isnt a place were u usually hear parents get arrested fa bustin a child ass, so I would hve to ask how bad was it, n age of child……..Cus honestly if my son doing wrong I will bust he ass, I aint waitin til de same police come to my door to pick up him, to take him station to bust he ass, went I can do it myself……………. N quite frankly, ya does hear bout police bustin ppl ass, aint tht wrong to, or is tht fa only grown disgusting adults, cus if de man cant correct de child now, should he wait til he is a grown spoil adult, cause I sure bet someone will say went he turns an adult, wait til popo get him, he gine hve to tek what he get. Smh

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  51. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed May 5, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Tell us why the dad has reason to scold him…..

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  52. Miss know it all May 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

    First thing first what is the age of the boy?..what sort of injuries did he obtain that the father had to be charge..it’s probably more severe because I don’t think he would be charge for a regular ass beating. .

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  53. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed May 5, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Tell us about the child who (it is alleged) died at the A&E after being discharged earlier without thourough investigations…..lets see if any criminal case will be brought against staff (if the findings are true) ….or is our system confused???

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  54. Petra Mccollin
    Petra Mccollin May 5, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I would have to assume it was not just the average beating….. You can beat with a belt so badly that skin is broken and blood is shed….. It would have to be more than just a few lashes with a belt to be considered inflicting bodily harm..

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  55. Miss know it all May 5, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Jahan was abused on a regular basis and they are reports to show…this on the other hand seems to be a beating gone wrong. …yes jahan was beating but as I say what is the age of this boy?! Leave it to some idiot to totally take it out of proportion @David …jahan was being abuse while this child was being discipline and no one kno how badly or the extint of the child’s injury

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  56. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte May 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

    “……now living with his mother” i am sure the relationship with father and son have been fractured

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  57. Usavia Alfredo Batson
    Usavia Alfredo Batson May 5, 2016 at 11:26 am

    amazing judgement

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  58. Donna Greenidge-Grazette
    Donna Greenidge-Grazette May 5, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Backing u 100% Robert

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  59. Julie Leenders
    Julie Leenders May 5, 2016 at 11:49 am

    They want to lock him up and throw away the key, there’s no need to best kids no matter what they have done..they should try talking to them sometimes instead of lashing out , it’s pure ignorance

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    • Julie Leenders
      Julie Leenders May 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      yeh i know,you really have to wonder if these people that agree are really real…there sick x

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  60. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith May 5, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Had a hit my daughter once and that was because I plait her hair for school and she messed it up and it was just one lash,now who is to tell me that I can’t take a belt to my child to discipline him,to discipline a child and to abuse a child are two different things,how can you charge a father from trying to discipline a child with a belt,and that man that had his two sons chained,locked up and withholding food
    what would you call that and was he charged this justice system is so messed up,smh.
    Was it such a bad beating that it ended up like this.
    I agree with him let him live with the mother.

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  61. Harriette Carrington
    Harriette Carrington May 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    So true

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  62. Harriette Carrington
    Harriette Carrington May 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Beating a child does not make them a better person it instills fear in them.

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  63. Tony May 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Well, well, well. We’re living in the USA. I wonder who called the police. Not knowing the extent of the injuries I concur with Miche. I too would never discipline him again. Support him as long as I legally have to, but after that he’s half of an orphan.

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  64. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins May 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I hope the same judge meet that child in the same court. Oh the irony!!!!

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  65. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha May 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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  66. Andy May 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Are you guy from Barbados come on growing up that’s was the norm you do something wrong you get licks , a belt not that bad I saw some of my friends get worse shoe , curtain rods , tamberine rods lols sometimes anything they got they hands on now all I can say I wow this is what I took to make is better , the bible says spare the rod spoil the child

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  67. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali May 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    how old is the child?

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  68. Arte Maria Benn
    Arte Maria Benn May 5, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I tell wunna YuhOnlyUglyIfYuhEyebrowsLookBad…

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  69. Suzy May 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Damned if you do damned if you don’t ….

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  70. Bajanhitman May 5, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    But I lost people calling the man this and that and how he is an animal………………Anybody knows the extent of. the injury for all we know the mother could have been spiteful and carry son police statement and concoct some story and boy mussy got a whale or whatever ya call it from when being hit with a belt we all grow up on licks stop judging without the whole story. Got the man painted as some savage.

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  71. Smiley Cumberbatch
    Smiley Cumberbatch May 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I in see no body yet that can stop me from cutting my kids ass

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  72. Yvette Hall
    Yvette Hall May 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Hummm. Wunna better charge my mother and I. Way to go Robert I’m backing you 100 %.

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  73. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith May 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    This practice is common in Barbados and should be outlawed. I feel sad for him because the Barbados law and government permit beatings at home and school. Anyone spanking their kids should stop and use different ways of punishment.
    That stupid myth about spear the rod you spoil your child is totally stupidness. I never spank any of my kids yet and doesn’t have any problems with respect. I grew up believing that was the case until I moved to Sweden and seen another way. So to all you parents in Barbados that still believe in spanking kids stop. If you don’t you are learning the kids it’s okay to do the same as adults.

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  74. Raki Brooke
    Raki Brooke May 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Is he bleeding? Broken bones? He is a great father to me

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  75. Debbie A.Leon
    Debbie A.Leon May 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Nothing is wrong with discipling a child with licks. But it is how it is done.

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  76. Marilyn Barford
    Marilyn Barford May 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    He would get a prison sentence here in UK I am sure………..that is serious GBH and child abuse…..

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  77. camille belgrave May 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you miche!!!

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  78. camille May 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Hope this doesn’t turn out to be another ‘man-woman’ story…i.e. a spiteful woman 🙁

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  79. Dario May 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    To David and Saraiya…
    You do not know the extent of the childs injuries, also you do not know the offence the child committed so you can not say the father is wrong or the child was brutalised.

    To David:
    You make mention of slave mentality and other ethnic groups who instill discipline via corporal punishment which is utter bollocks because in every “race” and ethnic groups there are those who believe in corporal punishment, we here in Barbados will say black people are the only ones who insist in it because we are a predominantly black society. This in no way means that others dont. Also every child is its own person, just because you dont beat yours and they turned out fine doesnt mean it will work for mine or any other persons. I find your view is very narrow minded. We do not live in a vacuum and my advice is that the next time you want to comment on an issue, educate yourself and get your facts straight.

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  80. Kayvonne N Clarke-corbin
    Kayvonne N Clarke-corbin May 5, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I don’t care who disagree the police don’t get charge for beating them he mother will have to support him that is why the schools is such problems now I’m

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  81. hetty May 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    i am not for brutality, but if a parent cant flog/beat their child, eventually the law will beat that child for them, and it wont be with a belt.

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  82. Black John
    Black John May 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Well sorry if this is what Barbados coming to that a parent can’t beat…discipline what ever you call it wow…just wow. My granny and mother should be charge like ass then cause I mussy get child murder….and I ain’t dead…Thanks granny and mom. This is why our society is dropping. Licks or blows wateva we call it….all depends on certain things. Some ppl are parents…others are just adults looking after a child. If this article is correct….God knows my son can risk this shit….plain and simple….if I can’t discipline him….carry he to f…… long. I love him but I prefer he grow up and say my dad was cruel…and live to be a good man….than he grow up and say I could of do anything. Sorry I disagree with this verdict and it sends a nasty taste to us here in Bim.

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  83. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin May 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Now now…. I will add: The Robert that i know is a damn good dad… That child wud have had to do something outta order….
    Everybody on hey have Dem say but i say n if the courts n Barbados go n tell me how to discipline my child the child WILL become a ward of the state.
    #thatswhytheschoolsinshambles
    #tomanyjackasses

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  84. Dennis May 5, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Some is wrong here. The law is truly an ass. when a father can be charged for lashing his son for doing something wrong, then we are in trouble. When the children grow up thinking they can do what they please. and some body is putting plastic bag over their head and spraying Insect spray into it. And beating their asses with wet towels what do you call that.

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  85. Allison N Boyce
    Allison N Boyce May 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Well, I sure that child will never,ever, as long as he is drawing a breath, will ever cross his father again. I have one and I will beat him as I see fit, cuz when he get in trouble, ppl always ready to push in their mouths and ask where de mother or the parents are. Child abuse, smh, the so-called haters of the dad, wanna is de ones that want bail. I aint gonna spare that rod, period, and anybody that know me well enough, know this is a true thing. So, if that child finds himself in trouble in future, and daddy aint present to correct him, guide him and give the punishment where necessary, I want to hear what all the so-called haters would have to say then

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  86. Mr. Best May 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Saraidiot and Davidass need to know the difference between brutalizing and discipline. Apparently both of you to stupid to see the difference. In these times children need a stern hand and some one to look up to. If you have a child or children and they don’t hate you at least one time or a next then you aren’t being a parent you are being supportive. People need to open there eyes and know that there are three sides to a story, the person, the person accused and the truth.

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  87. Brian May 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Nothing is wrong with corporal punishment at home or in the schools. What’s wrong is the state getting involved with parenting
    the boy’s father saw it fit to administer corporal punishment and the state shouldn’t be involved he may of had some marks ok,once it wasn’t reckless and extremely severe they shouldn’t be involved in the next few year the same kid may be in your home robbing let the father discipline him now before the state has to and we all have to feed cloth and house him at Dodds
    Well done dad I had plenty licks and I am better for it I love my mom and father

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  88. BP May 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    A few years ago here in Boston a father, pastor, was arrested for disciplining his son. In court the attorney representing the father warned that the court was turning the child into a criminal when they will take away the right of the father to discipline his own son. The son was removed from the home and placed into a foster home. I went with the father many times to visit his son and to take money and other things for him. It was just a matter of about 3 months that young 15 year old boy was arrested for the staying murder of another boy. I don’t think that abuse should be encouraged but I don’t think that because a child gets some marks on its skin during corporal punishment that that is abuse. If that is the case I thank my mother and my school teachers for abusing me. The Good Book is still the best source of wisdom: “Spare the rod and you will spoil the child.” Proverbs 13:24; “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child….the rod of correction drives it far from him.” Proverbs 22:15. Is it any wonder that we are turning out the kind of men and women today?

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  89. Claire May 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I know this man personally which none of you do. He is not evil or a savage. All you who are here calling him these awful things probably would have done worse if your child had done particular things. The problem is that you will be cursing the same child when he appears on these same court pages as an adult. We talk and judge without knowing a damnthing.

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  90. Tonia May 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t know why people believe that lashes didn’t work for us …it did for me and many others… No man or woman but a parent should decide how they want to discipline their children….I have seen children try to beat parents…and its no way in on earth that I would not be giving my child the reality knock out…call it abuse,call it discipline… Justification… Whatever it is …my duty is to do the best for my child….results…
    And bare in my mind what did not work for u will work for someone else

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  91. to the point May 5, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    i will put my neck to the block that the mother of that boy has some issue with the father and use this excuse of the father disciplining him to get at him. people are not trying to understand what the father is trying to say when he said to the magistrate he will not discipline the boy again. to me that was said out of frustration. What i would advice you daddy is make sure you support your son. Get a receipt book and make her sign it every month or week because your next court date would be for you not supporting your son. It is may be harsh to say but next ten to fifteen years that boy’s mother may very well be sitting in the dock waiting to hear the same magistrates verdict announce. To the mother lots of women out there would pay anything to have their child’s dad in their lives to help discipline and keep them in line, you would one day regret what you have done to your son

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  92. Mark May 6, 2016 at 10:33 am

    my way or the high way, you ain’t no man in this world till you hit 18, (proverbs 13-24 and 24-12:14)

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  93. Mark May 6, 2016 at 11:24 am

    When that same Child ends up a CELL FOR THIEVING, ARM ROBBERS, RAP, AND WORST OF ALL MURDER, that same Judge, the rest of the world and Wanna same people, is the same ones to say, what type of PARENTS COULD RISE A MONSTER !LIKE HE.
    STOP FORGETTING THE WORD OF GOD, AND I AIN’T A CHRISTIAN, NOR DO I GO TO CHURCH, and let me put this on your mind, would you go into town and buy your Boy child a PINK BICYCLE, BECAUSE HE WANT ONE A GIRLY ONE TO BE EXACT.
    STOP TRYING TO RISE PEOPLE CHILDREN FOR THEM, CAUSE WHEN THAT CHILD IS LOSS OR DEAD, THE PEOPLE THAT WILL FEEL IT FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, ARE THE PARENTS, GO AND BUY A BIBLE AND LEARN SOME KNOWLEDGE. I have six, and just here the other day my 13 year old girl child told a boy, check me when I get in my twenty’s, I bout my school work, and you should be bout yours! not girls! and means get them ass cut, they ain’t dead, Morels is what you are embedding now their are Young if that man mean wanna and give up on his child, that same child is going say, MY FATHER WASN’T THERE FOR ME, HE DIDN’T CARE BOUT ME, AFTER HE’S LOSS AND OLD. AND WANNA SAME PEOPLE IS WHO PUT HE IN A CELL, AND LOSS AWAY.

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  94. harry turnover May 6, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    All of a sudden it is wrong for a parent to lash their children… lord have mercy…no wonder some children are what they are today.
    Well done dad !! as for you saying that you will never discipline him again…wlell done too.
    All that he is saying is that he done wid dat…he on he own now..what trouble he gets in don’t call me.
    Imagine you trying to bring up your child the right way and stupid people talking foolishness even trying to correct spelling errors as though this is an English test.
    Even the teachers said recently that some parents are not disciplining their children .
    Yeah ! the teachers mean wunna stupid people !!

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  95. halleem May 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I got licks like peas but I realise we going down a road that by the time we catch ourselves its going to be too late no more licks these kids go now do what they plz wait an see

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  96. Katherine May 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Robert keep the faith. Someday he will respect you for.

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  97. Kirk Dottin May 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I don’t know the extent of the beating, if the boy suffered any physical injuries but I believe in corporal punishment and I administer it when I have to (not excessive to cause physical harm). The Bible says spare the rod spoil the child, in addition it says train up a child in the way he should go, so he will not depart from it. Parents we need to know what works in our situation, sometimes corporal may work dependant on the child and it some cases speaking to and depriving a child of privileges may work. We have to pray to God for wisdom in raising our children.

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  98. TripleB_Inc May 5, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Have we come to a place where discipline is frowned upon. What society is this when a magistrate can tell a parent to don’t discipline his child.

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