Marshall-Harris clarifies position on boy’s death

Leading child advocate Faith Marshall-Harris Thursday sought to clear the air on her position with respect to the death of 12-year-old Shemar Weekes, who was found hanging at his Fryers Well, Checker Hall, St Lucy home on May 14, 2015.

Marshall-Harris, the UNICEF child champion and former juvenile magistrate, said contrary to Wednesday’s Barbados TODAY report, she did not see any reason to compliment the Child Care Board (CCB) for its handling of the entire affair.

However, she was happy that other witnesses, namely Shemar’s neighbours and teachers, had come forward to give what she deemed to be favourable testimony in honour of boy’s memory during the ongoing coroner’s inquest into his death.

4 Responses to Marshall-Harris clarifies position on boy’s death

  1. Brien King
    Brien King July 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    You made foolish statements and now trying to plaster it up ? You Marshall Harris of all people, being placed in the position as judge in matters of law in this country called Barbados should have known better than to utter such folly from your mouth and try to cover it up with another excuse. When people came before you admitting of their fault in a matter, did you give them a thumbs up or did you punish them according to the law of the land ? Your statement is a bad president to have been set by a person in your position, it speaks a lot on how the system view the citizens of this country.

    • Brien King
      Brien King July 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Soffina Solomon, point taken , but I think her mouth say too much foolishness!

  2. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner July 22, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Back tracking now public call out her ya know what on social media,think before you idiots at top speak.

  3. Maria Leclair Dasilva
    Maria Leclair Dasilva July 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    What about an inquiry to determine whether or not there was a proper investigation by all involved at the scene? Whether or not a criminal forensic team were on scene to perform a thorough investigation and if not why. In my opinion the time, energy and money which is being spent on this enquiry should have been spent on investigating the procedures of the actual suicide scene to be positive the investigation was done properly and nothing was overlooked. The CCB inquiry should have been the second inquiry following a first inquiry on the suicide investigation.


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