Rasta parents out of system

The legal troubles of Rastafarian parents Charles Ijui Jah Lashley and his partner Kim Isartes Ibre Jackman are now over.

High Court Justice Cecil McCarthy today discontinued an application brought by the Child Care Board (CCB), which was seeking to make the couple’s children wards of the court.

The case by the CCB was brought after the parents were found guilty back in September 2016 of breaching Section 41 Clause (b) of the Education Act, Chapter 41 on the grounds that there was no record of their two children – a boy and a girl, both under the age of 12 – ever attending formal classes.

However, the parents were later allowed to walk free when Magistrate Douglas Frederick dismissed the case after the prosecution attempted to add dates to the charges, on the same day the two were due to find out their fate.

Their lawyer, Ajamu Boardi, said the judge discontinued the application on the basis that application for homeschooling by the parents had been approved by the Ministry of Education earlier this month.

“Great relief [for the family]. They are very glad to get this past them to continue with their life,” the attorney said following this morning’s sitting.

He said the judge is expected to give written submissions for his decision at a later date.

10 Responses to Rasta parents out of system

  1. Rayne Waters
    Rayne Waters March 1, 2017 at 6:09 am

    I admire this couple’s tenacity to do right by their children. Just because something is different doesn’t make if wrong.

    Reply
    • Ione Mitchell
      Ione Mitchell March 1, 2017 at 7:05 am

      No one said they were wrong to homeschool, they were just asked to do it the right way. Once they comply there is no reason to trouble them.

      Reply
  2. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias March 1, 2017 at 6:32 am

    OK CCB, time to put your time and efforts into protecting those children who are really being abused .

    Reply
    • Cheryl Onita
      Cheryl Onita March 1, 2017 at 9:11 am

      That’s right do your jobs to protect the children

      Reply
  3. Charlie Cheplin
    Charlie Cheplin March 1, 2017 at 7:58 am

    What’s the right way ?? Smh wanna just let to pick at things and just don’t know

    Reply
  4. Mark Adamson March 1, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Congratulations go out to Charles Ijui Jah Lashley and Kim Isaites Ibre Jackman for their registering success in the court system of Barbados, in their quest to continue homeschooling their two children and to keep their own children, against the oppressive discriminatory conduct of some government officials of this country.

    Congratulations go out too to their legal team for assisting them in their successes.

    Congratulations go out too to their moral and spiritual advisors and their other supporters for assisting them in their successes.

    Reply
  5. Hector Maxwell
    Hector Maxwell March 1, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Black consciousness and total dedication to Africa and African history, EUROPEAN HISTORY IS FOR EUROPEANS.

    Reply
  6. Richelle Nurse
    Richelle Nurse March 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

    There is nothing wrong with homeschooling your child, many people in Barbados do it, the issue came in because they didn’t make the application to the Min of Education,, these children must grow up and be able to function in society, Min of Education set out guide lines which must be followed, ,, #wemustrespectthelawsofthelandds #congratstothem #rulesandlaws

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  7. greg Norville March 1, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I do not accept that Selassie is GOD. I know that GOD divine
    spark is in ALL of us,(the scriptures ask) no ye not that you are
    ALL Gods ,it also states the temple of God is within you!it is time
    for people of color to know their History, & not the white mans
    story(we have to get back to learning psychology it is vital to
    black progress!

    Reply
  8. Dave Person
    Dave Person March 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    we won!

    Reply

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