Women Rent Two Babies To Get More Attention While Begging On The Streets

Posted by Vybz Queen on September 27, 2019 at 10:50 AM

This world that we live in is truly a crazy place. I recently read an article about two women who rented out two babies so they could garner more sympathy while begging on the road. This is beyond me. I have so many questions. Why would the mothers rent their children out in the first place? How much money could someone give you that you would do something like that, and if it was a substantial amount then they didn't need to be on the road begging.

My other grievance with this is something that is prevalent in Jamaica. The article states that the women are in their 30s and 40s, so why don't they go and find proper work? So many people sit down and depend on other people to take care of them. Going on the road and begging people for their hard earned money, I cannot understand it. Hats off to the police men who noticed the situation and did their investigation. The women were arrested and the children are now in the custody of the state. I'm not sure if that is a positive or a negative but if their parents were willing to rent them out then hopefully being in the state's custody they will be better off.

I hope the trial results in both women and the mothers serving jail time. Then again being in jail is just sitting comfortably and getting fat off tax payers money. So I take that back, they should be sentenced to hard labour. Read the article below and tell me what you think in the comments.

The article begins here: According to Loop News.

Two Kingston women who were charged with breaching the Child Care and Protection Act after they rented two small children to help them beg money from passers-by, are to return to the St Ann Parish Court on October 3.

The women, 34-year-old Shakarta White, unemployed of Fourth Street, Kingston 12, and 41-year-old Lavern Thomas, also of Fourth Street, have been charged with (unlawful) begging and cruelty to a child.

The women were remanded in police custody when they appeared in court on Tuesday.


The St Ann police reported that law enforcers saw the two women with two children - a one-year-old girl and an eight-month-old baby boy - begging money from persons in St Ann's Bay on Friday, September 20.


The women were eventually arrested and following a probe, it was discovered that the children were not related to the women.

Further investigations revealed that the women had allegedly rented the children from their biological mothers to help them beg on the streets.

According to the police, the mothers of the children have been located and served with summons to also appear in court on October 3.

The children are presently in the care of the state.

Children's Advocate, Diahann Gordon-Harrison, has commended the St Ann police for their quick action in apprehending the women who were reportedly begging with the little ones.

The article ends here.

Please tell me what your thoughts are on this. My heart goes out to the two small children. It's an unfortunate situation.

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Reply Rasha
11:19 PM on October 3, 2019 
The love I have for my child is unexplainable. I hope the kids are doing fine but as a mother I cannot understand this act...
Reply Kayla
10:32 PM on October 3, 2019 
This is madness...smh
Which sensible parent rent their child? They should all be charged.
Reply Johnnylove3
10:08 PM on October 3, 2019 
What as Jamaicans gone to,great article
Reply Mr. Readalot
9:39 PM on October 3, 2019 
Swear Jamaicans a the king a hustlings. We will find every way to hustle instead of fnding legit shit to do. We crafty AF.

Make me tell you dis, a wol heap a ppl out de a beg and a live better than nuff people who a work.

Reply Abby
9:27 PM on October 3, 2019 
This is just crazy. How can two kids make u get more money. Can't the women find jobs even if they have to be washing ppls panties at least they'll be getting their money. And the biological parents are really foolish enough to 'rent' their kids to strangers, we have some sick, wicked, dumb and lazy persons in Jamaica nowadays... Before they find themselves jobs and in order to rent the kids didn't they have to pay??? So where did they get that money from???
Reply Lacky
8:47 PM on October 3, 2019 
God will soon come for this earth. The things that are taking place lately is evidence of this. A lot of children have been dying. These women need to get life in jail.
Reply Ms Kitty
8:38 PM on October 3, 2019 
To the reader that made the comment about legitimate ways to make money, lady what happen to all the call centers and supermarket and hair dresser shop and all kinda business places in Jamaica. Those don't classify as legit?????
Reply Tami
7:26 PM on October 3, 2019 
Honestly this doesn't make sense. Hopefully they can find the fathers or family members to take the children so they don't remain as wards of the state.
Reply Jeng
7:19 PM on October 3, 2019 
Boy i can't speak for the mothers. I know being a mother is hard so maybe it's what they had to do to care for the kids but the act is crazy. It makes me look at things differently. Im thankful i can suitably care for my children
Reply S. H
7:18 PM on October 3, 2019 
Sadly I think this might happen a lot more than you think it's just now being brought to light. But i completely side with you on this. Sitting in prison isn't a fitting punishment. They need to lead like community and beach clean up activities.
Reply Tequilla
7:13 PM on October 3, 2019 
Being in foster care will be tough but it's the right move. The parents should be locked up as well.
Reply K
7:06 PM on October 3, 2019 
What are you really saying? This story is real. Ah boy
Reply Nadine
7:04 PM on October 3, 2019 
Them ya woman ya want two rass lick look how the baby dem young and unuh have them out Inna sun a beg wickedness put them under the jail and cover it Kmt
Reply Sabrina
7:03 PM on October 3, 2019 
Wow just wow, this is something that needs serous media attention. I wonder if this is some that is secretly happening. The government needs to crack down on poverty and try to implement legitimate ways for persons to make money
Reply Lorna
4:43 PM on October 3, 2019 
I take care of babies for my job, how can anyone see innocent children and rope them into such a devious scheme. This country needs prayers.
Reply Shawna
4:42 PM on October 3, 2019 
A nuff ppl siddung a beg day afta day before them go look work and the worse part is the older ppl dem cuz most young people in their 20s have a steady job
Reply Tony
2:49 PM on October 3, 2019 
Bwoi this funny but only to an extent, like babies for rent really what is this world coming to. Babies truly are being used as a get rich scheme, end of days
Reply Nick
1:00 PM on October 3, 2019 
The day i get kids is far far off cuz if my baby mother ever do something like that a tell u it won't be a good day pure slackness lock them up yes
Reply Grace
12:59 PM on October 3, 2019 
Every time i read stories like this im happy i dont have kids then again i would never do anything like that. They need to be severely punished all four women and anyone else who had knowledge of it because the kids are innocent
Reply Ramon
12:57 PM on October 3, 2019 
Anyone who reads this and feels sorry for the women are crazy. There are better choices out there. They are lazy and wicked to take up kids to help them beg on the streets. I hope they don't see the light of day again.