|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.