Police investigating death of one-month-old baby

Police are investigating the death of a one-month-old baby boy which occurred on Wednesday, September 13.

They say the parents, 21-year-old Petra Rouse and 30-year-old Silverson Greenidge, took the baby to a day care and preschool around 9:15 a.m.

They subsequently received a call from the preschool around 3:40 p.m. informing them that the baby appeared to be ill.

On arrival, the parents took the child, who was unresponsive at the time, and rushed to the QEH, where the child was pronounced dead.

99 Responses to Police investigating death of one-month-old baby

  1. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin September 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Mercyful God… look down! Comfort these parents… I can’t imagine what they are go n thru…
    May a peace that surpasses all understand n hover over them n Jesus name

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    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin September 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Jesus… please cover Sharice Riri Hilton as well

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  2. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe September 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    not even 6 wks

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  3. Alex Alleyne September 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Don’t forget to get a Lawyer or may be two.

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  4. Baj Beau
    Baj Beau September 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I pray the Holy Spirit comforts these parents even now

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  5. Larissa Bowen
    Larissa Bowen September 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Stop it omg it is not illegal everyone ain’t fortunate to have to go to work or school and hire a nanny or have grandparents to care for a child. Day care take children from 4 weeks to 4 or 5 years old.

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  6. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell September 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Sad Rip

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  7. Ria Cassandra
    Ria Cassandra September 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Lord what’s up with these day cares though!!!!!I’m so sorry to hear of this , pray that the parents find some peace in this storm

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  8. Mar Git
    Mar Git September 14, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I am lost for words for the parents, I am deeply sorry. Really. Just saying it’s recommended to have the child the first three month at home. It needs so much attention and care and the care givers may have 10 little ones at a time.

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  9. Avery Bowen
    Avery Bowen September 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    More careful supervision at these institutions and careful selection of the care givers. Do they have to possess a certificate in child care as well as CXC ‘s ? This will be extremely hard on the parents Lord give them strength .

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  10. Avery Bowen
    Avery Bowen September 14, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    This may or may not be the case here , but some parents do not have the luxury of an extended family or famiiy that can help with the child . Plus they may both have to work. Regardless of the reason these institutions must put strategies in place to prevent something like this from happening again .

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  11. Lanceford Skeete
    Lanceford Skeete September 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I hope something come out of this. Why no one called the ambulance?

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  12. Larissa Bowen
    Larissa Bowen September 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Niki Aquarius what maternity??…Understand this mother is at B.C.C, B.C.C does not give maternity leave, I think some people just comment and judge because they don’t read and understand. Everyone talking about maternity but this mother is at school.

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  13. Lanceford Skeete
    Lanceford Skeete September 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    The child care borad need to start doing they job and stop waiting for things like this to happen, they need to come out and be more active. A lot of some day care around this island with no good training on what to do.

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    • Kerrie Turney
      Kerrie Turney September 14, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      It is true because they’re some characters working in nurseries that have no right handling anybody’s child

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  14. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Larissa Bowen No it’s not illegal but quite clearly she needs to earn so either learn about contraception or keep legs closed

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    • harry turnover September 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Wha you so vexed wid the young woman fa ? she do you something ?
      If you mudda did keep she legs closed you wouldn’t have been here talking SH8…woman go and wipe ya mout and flush it…ya dawg

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    • Jennifer September 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      STFU, That is her and her partner business. Insensitive, heartless brute.

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      • Hewers of wood September 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm

        That profile pic is she man.

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  15. Larissa Bowen
    Larissa Bowen September 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Mar Git but I don’t think we as parents check out regulations and guidelines before we put our children in these centers care, they’re suppose to be a certain amount of babies to one nanny an a certain amount of toddlers to a nanny/teacher. So each child receives adequate attention and care as we the parents are paying for. And then after we do that the only thing left to do is pray long and hard that a situation like this don’t occur as we don’t have any other choice but to send our child/children to day care.

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  16. Allison Miller-coombes
    Allison Miller-coombes September 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    May Almighty God just comfort these parents in Jesus Christ name

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  17. Cheryl Bovell
    Cheryl Bovell September 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Sharon Woolley totally HEARTLESS remark to make

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  18. Lisha Hall
    Lisha Hall September 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Sharon Woolley wow…just heartless

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  19. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Cheryl Bovell realistic

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  20. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Lisha Hall realistic

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  21. Marcelle Kelly
    Marcelle Kelly September 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    My condolences petra

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  22. Kc Loraine
    Kc Loraine September 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Nadwon Adonte see why I always said no day care

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  23. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Larissa Bowen Contraception is easy to get at any age

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  24. Liz DaSilva Vieira
    Liz DaSilva Vieira September 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Cannot even imagine the pain these parents have to endure. Prayers for all.

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  25. Matthew Furby Dan Spooner
    Matthew Furby Dan Spooner September 14, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Anita Benskin

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  26. Sophia S M Alleyne
    Sophia S M Alleyne September 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    This young couple just lost a child and these are the kind of comments being made about contraception and keeping legs closed…none of us are perfect and things happen but I will hold my tongue on some of the comments

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  27. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Was the baby already sick? A lot of these young women don’t know how to care for their kids. So sad…they don’t have the help or older women to teach them. Maybe SIDS…God bless them.

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    • Onika Banks
      Onika Banks September 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      If u read the Backpage of the today’s paper you opinion will be different trust me

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    • Anfaani Henry
      Anfaani Henry September 14, 2017 at 4:29 pm
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    • Marva Lashley-Todd
      Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      The baby was NOT sick. It had a checkup from the doctor and was given a clean bill of health. The baby had dried blood on its nose and mouth

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    • Marva Lashley-Todd
      Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      how u know what she had from wha she aint had? How u know who taught her to care for the baby?

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    • Hewers of wood September 14, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      We people were taking care of babies early, both black and white from the plantation days. And you had to make sure them ain’t dead either.

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    • Anfaani Henry
      Anfaani Henry September 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Marva Lashley-Todd I’m just expressing my opinion and making a general statement, not placing blame I’m sorry it happened, so before you start washing me in cuss back up off me, miss ma’am.

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    • Marva Lashley-Todd
      Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Anfaani Henry lol i dont cuss

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    • Marva Lashley-Todd
      Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      u r entitled to your opinion đŸ˜€

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  28. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Sharon Woolley that’s mean…

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  29. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Anfaani Henry No it’s wrong to dump a 4 week old child in day care, if you can’t care for them for a few weeks at home don’t have them

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  30. Chen Griffith
    Chen Griffith September 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Larissa Bowen why you even responding to these idiots, who feels it knows it.

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  31. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Sharon Woolley well it’s dead now so go and tell the mom that to she face

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  32. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Anfaani Henry Grow up

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  33. Maggie September 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    So daycare did not call the ambulance? Why not? The parents should have been meeting the child at the hospital with a Daycare Assistant or whatever the person is called.

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  34. Diane Quinn
    Diane Quinn September 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    What does opening her legs and contraception got to do with her baby dying she was a student trying to further her education so she got pregnant young she’s not the first or last. And every mother who puts their child in day care believes that child will be safe .I feel so sad for her.

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  35. Blanchard Ulanda
    Blanchard Ulanda September 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Stop judging guys we don’t know the full details…#theblamegame…#riplittleangel.xoxox

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    • Felicia Corbin
      Felicia Corbin September 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      I so agree with you because of my sister and her baby….if my niece had gotten to the daycare before she took ill then the daycare would have been blame for her death like so many are doing here before all that facts are known

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  36. Breadfruit. September 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Bajan too like jumping to conclusions wid out knowing all the facts.

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  37. Felicia Corbin
    Felicia Corbin September 14, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    My sister lost hers when the baby was sevens months a happy laught child in the crib with her twin sister dress and just waiting for mum and dad to take them to daycare them my sister heard this funny cry when they got to her realise something was wrong the rush her to the hospital but she died they could not save her and God knows they tried…in layman terms it was rule crib death ….from that I learn to wait on an autopsy first and the police still have to investigate.

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  38. Michelle Michelle
    Michelle Michelle September 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    It is hard to have such a death, n then ppl speculating with negative opinions, we don’t know n never will, I could of been SIDS, n tht could of happened home. My concern is, I thought babies only go frm six weeks to daycare, n if u don’t hve luxury of getting friends or family to help, n have to go daycare, why them didn’t call ambulance or rush to emergency care. Cause went u left children in daycare, there ain’t every min phone rings u going to be able to get, so like me went I hear that special ring I hve try to stop what I am doing, n there are times I have to return ASAP n tht asap mite b ten minutes later. CCB really needs really check out n really investigate ppl u leave kids with before granting permission to open. The gift of a child is special, their make u cry, laugh, cuss, n fall in love in one moment of birth. N give u many reasons to have hope n faith, n alot courage to protect them against the world. RIP cutie pie, may your family find strength to move forward, in weeks ahead. May God bless you u all. Sadden.

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  39. Felicia Corbin
    Felicia Corbin September 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    She went back to school

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  40. Katherine Selman Roach
    Katherine Selman Roach September 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    After reading some of these comments am shock, why the blame on the mother now if she go to go back to work will some of you stay home and keep the child? Stop judging her DOA…the nursery staff had all Right to ensure safety of the infant nowadays child sick during the day and not on of them notice this child sick SMH. R.I.P little Angle, cause justice will be served.

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  41. Pat Edwards
    Pat Edwards September 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Please do not be so quick to lay blame at the feet of anyone. This is a tragic story from all sides. Words of comfort and sympathy to the parents are in order. It is quite irrelevant the timing of the baby going to the nursery. THE nursery opened up its doors to a parent who had a need. No one knows the cause of death. How do any of us know if the child would not have died the same way with a relative or a parent. We dont know. Let the autopsy tell the story. In the meantime be sympathetic familes are reading these comments. I pray for strength for these young parents no one deserves this but it happened. MAY the good Lord comfort you and give you peace…..

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  42. Jennifer September 14, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Heart wrenching, condolences to the parents and family. May your hearts find peace at this time day by day.

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  43. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Sharon Woolley u talking bare junk. How yah mean keep she legs closed? If u don’t have anything to say shut yah mouth, what you ain’t say sound better!

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  44. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    The parents did what they had to do. The girl had to go back to school and it started from this week. Wha wannah expect the girl to do? She trying to better herself not like some ah wannah that taliking. Give the girl a break and sympathize with her instead of critizing her. No one knows their situation cause nun ah wannah was going to keep the baby for free nor put something in their pockets.

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    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward September 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Ok.then some bajans are very very annoying

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    • Rudolph Corey Phillips
      Rudolph Corey Phillips September 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      I refuse to comment on Marva excuse .let say doh i do not believe children should be in a nursery under 6 mths farless a 1mth child. smh

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    • Marva Lashley-Todd
      Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Rudolph Corey Phillips your opinion but if better cant be done let worse be continued

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    • Marva Lashley-Todd
      Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      I believe so too but what is she to do?

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    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward September 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Ok then Marva Lashley-Todd

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    • Jennifer Greaves
      Jennifer Greaves September 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Marva i agree with you nobody knows her situation.That young girl trying to better herself.Bajans are a very uncaring lot.Always ready to pass judgement.

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    • Rudolph Corey Phillips
      Rudolph Corey Phillips September 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      I only hear wana saying wah she sopose to do. I not hearing wana talking bout de father

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    • Richelle Nurse
      Richelle Nurse September 14, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      no need to explain why the child was in a nursery, the issue should be what the F%#@K happened and why they called the parents and not the f&%@king ambulance,,, we have become a country full of greedy, lazy, selfish people..y..and who gives a f%$@k what Rudolph corey phillips think,, when your ass birth a child decide where the f%$@k it goes and when,,, #stupidass #riplittleone #wethepublicwantnames #prayingfortheparents

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    • Rudolph Corey Phillips
      Rudolph Corey Phillips September 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      It is not that people uncaring.it is things like this u dont wana be reading bout. Allot if those nurserys in ready. Feel because people got peice of paper stating that them qaulify to do something in mean them good at it.

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    • Susheila Hinds
      Susheila Hinds September 14, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      If I was near you I would shake your hand. I strongly believe if she had someone to take care of the baby be wouldn’t be in there in the first place. Ppl always ready to judge

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  45. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd September 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    The day nursery took on the responsibility of caring for the child. If they knew they could not do it they would not have taken it. So the argument that there are 10 children to one nanny aint cutting it. They should have had enough nannies in place based on the amount of children they have. You all need to direct certain questions to the day nursery. Like why did they keep saying that the child was alive although the parents could tell that he was dead based on the tests they gave it? Why was he cold and black and blue? Why did they took so long to call the parents that the blood was dried on the child’s nose and mouth? Why were they trying to convince the parents otherwise? This is all in today’s paper and the parents words.

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  46. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward September 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    What if your mother had took.conception with you,.you won’t.be.here making such a heartless comment. Stpzzz

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  47. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward September 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    SOME.of wanna bajans to heartless

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  48. Marcia Jpaul
    Marcia Jpaul September 14, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    My goodness .my condolences to the family..and please don’t bash the parents they re going through enough…daycare however is fully responsible

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  49. Thunder September 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    These parents seem young and taking care of children does not come naturally, with time you learn how to care for your baby, this is why I believe it is better to get a grandparent where possible to care for the baby, however everyone is not fortunate to have that kind of assistance.
    So the next best thing is a day care however,the numbers should not be large,so that the baby can get proper care,caring for a child that young can be very difficult, especially when the child is not yours,because you are expected to care for that child,as carefully as you can.
    It should be the practice of every Day Care or Preschool when children are not well call the parents immediately, because those minutes make a difference between saving a life and loosing a life.
    Also one month is young and at that age the baby needs to be monitored constantly, they can pull the blanket over their face or the sheet,after they are fed you need to burp them, and when they are sick they are very cranky, a child can even strangle on their own vomit,so I don’t think a day care can provide that kind of care, especially, when the school is large.
    I would have preferred to pay an enperienced caring mother to take care of my child, but I am sure they will do things differently next time

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  50. Deborah Lashley
    Deborah Lashley September 14, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    So true

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  51. Mark Rudder
    Mark Rudder September 14, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Someone needs to be held accountable. A baby appears ill and you wait until parents arrive. How about meet me at the medical centre. Obviously the child must have been in some kind of distress for the parents to be called. Pure negligence.

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  52. Jennifer September 14, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    May be this should be a case to look at paternity leave. Men need to bond as well and can also share child care.

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  53. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse September 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    really sad to read & sadden for the parents.CPR, CPR & pay close attention to your job. ..goes ah long way.. my sympathy..

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  54. Rudolph Corey Phillips
    Rudolph Corey Phillips September 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Thank u Larissa Bowen my toughs exactly. But i feel i should be illegal to put children under 6mth in nurserys

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  55. Richelle Nurse
    Richelle Nurse September 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    You think it easy for a new mother and a first time one at that to leave their child in the care of someone else, i was fortunate to have my sister keep my son when i had to go back to work and it killed me i cried at work every time my breast started to leak, but i had to work,#judgenot #whoareyoutojuddgeanymother #riplittleone #prayfortheparents

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  56. Rudolph Corey Phillips
    Rudolph Corey Phillips September 14, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Not at 1mth . That won can fly wid me Richelle Nurse .i am not blaming she fa nothing but i not hearing u all talking bout de “Father” .

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  57. Rudolph Corey Phillips
    Rudolph Corey Phillips September 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Ok

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  58. Sandra Browne Sampson
    Sandra Browne Sampson September 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    This is so sad.

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  59. Pearl Carrington
    Pearl Carrington September 14, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    What parent leaves their 1 month old infant in the care of perfect strangers???..Miss P

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  60. Rudolph Corey Phillips
    Rudolph Corey Phillips September 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    The frightening part about this whole thing fa me is how 80% of people on this chat ok wid a baby that young in de nursery. I ca understant an except she was trying to further sheself for the better.But i feel it should be a law dissallowing children so young in nurserys .And de goverment ,work place an school should be more accomedating .Then you would hearing politicions saying Get More Chilldren but them in gon legistate laws to assist parents that them dont have to be in situtations like this. Rushing back to work, School ect so quick after giving birth.

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  61. Pam Carew
    Pam Carew September 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Please accept my deepest condolences mum and dad and to the family and friends, this cannot be easy at all, I pray God give you all the strength to make it through this difficult time. I read part of the story cause I really cant read all #sigh #only God knows your pain #hugs #sending love to you

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  62. Kerrie Turney
    Kerrie Turney September 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    How this could ever be the parents fault? Seriously? As Marva Lashley Todd said, the mother is trying to further herself. When anyone enrolls their child into a nursery, they obviously hold the belief that the child is in the hands of trained people

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  63. Peter September 15, 2017 at 10:55 am

    The people here blaming the mother for the loss of her child are exactly the same type who blame a woman for being raped.
    They should be ignored. Pity them for their lack of humanity.

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  64. Katrina September 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    My condolences to both parents .Petra I remember ed you in our Substance Abuse class last semester.You were pregnant NEVER miss a class, presentation , assignments OR any exams..My heart pains uncontrollably, of your lost.You demand answers . To carry a child for 9 months. , deliver, got you son check by the doctor and his shot to know that he was doing well says alot. My perception of this matter is that since the aunties ate tight lip Says alot. EACH OF THE AUNTIES SHOULD BE INTERVIEW SEPERATELY AND THE NURSEY SHOULD BE CLOSE UNTIL INVESTIGATIONS ARE COMPLETED. 3 Questionsto all who parents who still carry they children to the said Nursey , After you leave your love ones there, what thoughts are running though your head ? Secondly, whose baby woils be NEXT?Finally, parents is your hearts at ease after a death of a baby who attends the same nursey as you child OR children and aunties does NOT wish to comment?

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  65. Katrina September 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Sharon you sound jealous doa ……..Petra do NOT feel guiltily .I see girls 13 years giving birth at the Queen Elizabeth hospital. You are age 21 and you had a primary. , secondary and NOW tertiary education , continue climbing .God is in control of our lives .We cannot hide from the Father….

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  66. Kim Stoute September 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    No one knows that really happened until the autopsy comes out. For all we know the baby could have been dropped at home when a younger sibling was holding him which resulted in his passing. No one knows as yet. But the Father isn’t sleeping. As a parent you have to set priorities in place. Education is important but should not be as important as the safety of your child. At a month so much can happen. You hand over your children to be taken care of by these strangers but you never know who is who and what they are capable of either.

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