Woman charged with offence of cruelty to a child

A 22-year-old St Michael woman is due to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court here on Thursday charged with the offence of cruelty to a child.

The charge against Latoya Joyanne Morris, of Block 1, 11G, Eden Lodge Housing Area, stems from a recent social media posting, showing a child being abused by a woman.

However, the offence was reportedly committed on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Pinelands, St Michael.


17 Responses to Woman charged with offence of cruelty to a child

  1. Tony Webster February 22, 2018 at 5:27 am

    A glimmer of light…enlightenment…and affirmation of a society brave enough to look into the mirror…and to put wrongs right.
    Hope it’s a “ketchin” thing…
    Lord, please Bless that child abundantly.

  2. Bradg February 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Damn..how can someone do that another human being? Especially a defenseless child? Any bet that was not the first time, just first time caught on camera. She probably cares more about the damn weave in her head then anything else. Hair hatted holigan!

    • Spectre February 22, 2018 at 9:25 am

      YES INDEED! The country is awash with them. ‘Snack Pack Throwers’ lol.

    • Jennifer February 22, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Check out the TAST colonisers.
      Saying that the law should throw the book on this one.

  3. Mark Rosmar February 22, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Who’s The Daddy!

    • Jennifer February 22, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Where is he???. This people continue to regress. This is typical plantation stud behaviour.

  4. Kathie February 22, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Postpartum depression is real. There is a lot of unrecognized mental illness and many, many issues out there. I am not a professional mental health worker, but I do know that we are not a particularly empathetic society and that we do not provide a supportive environment for those who are struggling. This horror is likely not an isolated incident, tragically. Maybe this will help others get the help they so desperately need. I pray that this innocent child will not be permanently harmed.

    • Spectre February 22, 2018 at 9:30 am

      I haven’t seen the video in question, but was the accused displaying signs of postpartum depression?

    • Carson C. Cadogan February 22, 2018 at 10:20 am

      So in other words, what she was doing was right.

      • Rev. Winston S. Jones February 22, 2018 at 11:44 am

        Sir, you seriously ask that question? You clearly have not the faintest idea of post partum depression. No, it was not, and clearly is not right. Since you are appearing to present yourself as enlightened, a more appropriate response could have been, “So in other words, what she did may have been the outworking of a mental challenge brought on by depression of some sort?” And yet we wonder why the young men in our society appear heartless and void of any modicum of sensitivity? What are you clearly espousing here?

        • bk February 22, 2018 at 1:38 pm

          what rubbish

          • Rev. Winston S. Jones February 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

            Need I say more? Smh. If this attitude toward a discussion of post partum depression reflects the zenith of our thought, I fear to tap the nadir.

        • Spectre February 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

          Correct, I don’t have extensive knowledge of post partum depression, which is why I asked the question to the poster above.

  5. David Brathwaite February 22, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Cruelty to children is a pastime in Barbados. I see verbal and physical abuse done in public all the time.

    If you feel that you have to use corporal punishment, do it at home in an appropriate manner with an appropriate device on the appropriate part of the body on a child of an appropriate age.

    But slapping the child, boxing or wringing his/her ears, cuffing him/her in the back, loudly bawling him/her out in public using the most inappropriate insults to embarrass the child can never be acceptable.

    But we see this “parental” behaviour all the time on the streets, in stores, supermarkets and other places of business, etc.

    I am glad that action is taken in this case, but it was only taken because it’s an extreme example.

  6. TOMMY A February 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Seems like this is becoming a habit of people not understanding what they read

    • Jennifer February 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      well said.
      Or adding on what was NOT stated.

  7. Samantha walker February 27, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Jokers……They freed the enslaved people and never taught them about themselves……Women who never wanted many children had to endure raising children cos d Massa wanted more slaves…. They never taught them how to build strong families, how to love one another, how to respect each other and they killed/disempowered the REAL BLACK Man and the strong black family…. Now they sit on their high horse as though WE are failing when slavery and its horrendous behaviours “have evolved”. A lot of the older generation gave birth but didnt want numerous children and didnt even know how to love them. So what behaviour do the previous generations have to pass on to the next……Only POOR BEHAVIOUR !!


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