Ruling on Rasta children delayed

courtThe decision on whether two Rastafarian children should become wards on the court has been deferred until October 27.

The matter in which the Child Care Board is seeking custody of the children – a boy and a girl under the age of 10 – whose parents were found guilty of failing to send them to school, came up for hearing before Justice Cecil McCarthy in the High Court today.

However, the matter was adjourned after the judge give the parents’ attorneys Ajamu Boardi and Sian Lange the opportunity to file affidavits and present case law in their case.

The decision was taken after the Child Care Board’s attorney, Beverley Walrond QC, made submissions on behalf of her client.

Crown Counsel Deidre Mckenna appeared as legal counsel for the Ministry of Education while Douglas Trotman represented the children.

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