|Posted by Vybz Queen on November 1, 2019 at 10:15 AM|
Warning this video is graphic as it shows the retrieval of a baby from a pit latrine.
I do not know what is happening in this country and I am at a loss for words. A newborn baby was found in a pit latrine last week in St Mary and now another has been located in St Ann. What is wrong with these women? How can you carry a child for nine months to merely throw them away after giving birth? The babies could have been left at the hospital or a church. Somewhere safe, not in filth. So many women are unable to conceive. I believe these women need to be locked up in mental facilities. Read below for articles covering the stories.
This article was taken from Loop News: The St Mary police have not yet charged the mother whose infant child was dumped in a pit latrine in Cox Piece, St Mary last Wednesday. The woman in question is reportedly still hospitalised. "The file will have to go to the DPP for ruling first before any charges can be laid, and we haven't received an update from the St Mary police in regard to that yet," a representative of the Corporate Communication Unit told Loop News reporter, Claude Mills.
The child is said to be in stable condition at the St Ann's Bay Hospital. Media reports indicated that health officials theorised that the mother gave birth on Wednesday night and then dumped the baby into the latrine. Residents indicated that they heard cries coming from the toilet around 8 pm on Wednesday, and quickly discovered the child but were not able to retrieve the baby until Thursday morning. The article ends here.
This article was taken from the Jamaica Gleaner: The St Ann police are searching for a mother who allegedly dumped her newborn into a pit latrine in Esson Castle district, near Alexandria and ran away. The infant girl is now at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital. Following the discovery of a newborn in a pit latrine in Cox Piece, St Mary last week, the incident has left several residents angry. Commander for St Ann Senior Superintendent, Calvin Small said the police were called around 8 o'clock Wednesday night and, acting on information, went to a house in the community where they saw a woman.
"They spoke to her and as a result, they went to a pit toilet located in the yard where they saw traces of blood. When they looked in the toilet they saw the child," Small said. The St Ann's Bay fire department was contacted to help retrieve the baby. "During the process of the police trying to retrieve the baby, she left the scene. So they are in the process of trying to locate her," Small disclosed. A resident told The Gleaner that the mother reported that she went to use the pit latrine and she went into labour. The police indicated that the Child Protection and Family Services Agency has been contacted about the matter.
Meanwhile, a woman who spoke with The Gleaner upon hearing about a second case where a newborn was found in a pit latrine said she was deeply disturbed. "Again? What a cruel act! And contraceptive free? It free! Tek it! If yuh know yuh can't tek care of a baby, and yuh wah fi have sex, tek contraceptive. Jesus help us!" she exclaimed. Last week, in St Mary, a newborn, now dubbed Moses, was retrieved from a pit latrine and taken to the St Ann???s Bay Regional Hospital where he remains. The article ends here.
I am in shock at these occurances. Share your thoughts in the comments below.