8-month-old baby drowns

An 8-month-old baby drowned yesterday at Number One Beach, near Hampstead River, between 3 and 5 pm.

The mother of the child, Leania Joseph, 16, of Bense, had left the child sleeping on one end of the beach while she and others played a game of rounders further down the beach, according to someone who was at the scene.

Joseph could not  find the baby when she returned from her game and those at the beach launched a search. The baby was found floating in the river.

The police are investigating the matter further.

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173 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 2, 2012

    why the hell would u leave a 8 month old right there :cry: :twisted: :-x :(

  2. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011

    im sorry but ur a dumass and 8 month baby r u stupid if i had bby that age wich i wont i wouldnt even had went to the beach dummy
    :twisted: :twisted:

  3. CECELIA
    September 6, 2011

    CARE LESS DAMN MOTHER

  4. Celcia
    August 15, 2011

    Like others said she is a kid but she should have used a little wisdom and say my baby is creeping is it a good idea to leave her alone? So sad and pain ful

    • Anonymous
      August 29, 2011

      Typical of Dominicans to judge people! Pray for that girl she will be in a lot of pain.she was a child herself

  5. nature woman
    August 8, 2011

    Am so saddened to hear of that situation, i just dont know what to say, i dont think it was done delibarately, Its painful and shivering i would not like to witness seeing a baby floating its helpless life searching looking for its mom ,the poor child was so innocent, looking and dont know where to turn to. Its so painful am typing with tears lashing down my face. I dont know if she needs to be accussed.

  6. August 6, 2011

    it is ur fault but the lord knows why he took away the innocent baby. we all make mistakes and we are not perfect.my sypamthy goes out to u and family… :cry:

  7. August 3, 2011

    OH my. She is a child Herself, She isn’t eighteen, her parent responsable for the child or wellfare put the child for adoubtion, kids always be kids, parents enlighten you daughters about sex & birth control. Just a child judgement.

  8. so sad
    August 1, 2011

    you are a foolish woman because u not suppose to live your baby by a river u suppose to bring the baby with u and at your age not suppose to make a baby suppose to be in school when u finish school at 20/25 u make your child okay . sorry about your baby. :cry:

  9. poor baby
    July 21, 2011

    For all you who say Don’t make the girl feel worse. Why not?? If she thought she was grown enough to have intercourse and get pregnant then she should be grown enough to take care of the baby. Poor girl, yeah right, It’s poor baby. That baby won’t be able to live its life and died drowning which is like torture just looking for its mother. She should have been there for her child and she wasn’t.

  10. jane doe
    July 18, 2011

    people stop bashing the girl and please pray for her that Lord will give her strength. She is very young and i know it is hard going thru this, imagine her being killed slowly with guilt and saying had i known. It was a bit careless but we cannot undo what is already done all we ahve to do is pray for her. My heart goes out to you sweatheart even if i do not know know you or know of you. It was a careless mistake that took the life of your baby he/she is an angel looking over us. Get down on your knees and pray that God will grant you strength to take care of your other kids.

  11. July 15, 2011

    :oops :oops: wat the hell u oliving a baby that creeping sleeping by sea and go and play rounders …………u rather rounders than ur baby……..carelesss parents

  12. fatty batty
    July 6, 2011

    very frightening,very sad baby baby rest in peace,sleeping peaceful.

  13. pulloose
    July 5, 2011

    i would ban rounders in dominica

    • Calibishie resident
      July 18, 2011

      Stupid u cant ban rounders for that
      that was just carelessness lord have mercy on her she is still a child. the other way the man that got her pregnant should be delt with we parents have to be blame at times when your daughter bring u money find out where she get that money u cannot have a yong girl brining money or othe things u as parent have to know where it came from get to the root of it.

  14. in between
    July 4, 2011

    we shouldn’t be saying all things to make the girl feel even worse about herself, this could happen to anybody so stop pretending like ur perfect and if u no the girl try giving her some comfort instead of bringing her down

  15. black
    June 19, 2011

    Bense again well we have marler papa.the truth is as a parent there’s nothing that you can say to justify this.thats just careless.i believe the lesson here is that we as adults when we are not givein the proper parenting care to our kids we do wirst to society and yes her mistake took a life then how many live’s will our’s take if we aint start doing what we have to as parent’s.can you tell me what this child would turn out to be tomorow?

  16. June 17, 2011

    Accept my sympathy. R.i.p baby. Well to the 16 year old i find that u are really an truely careless. Y leave ur baby sleep n turn ur back. I mean cum on come sense. First of all u a young cant even take care of a child or may even can cook a proper meal for ur self. N to tell me u leavin the little one all alone. N playin rounders. Justice will privil. This a really serious case. No one to blame but you. Ur frens a happy at home. While u a waitin to see wats the nx journey good luck. Am so disappointed in a young teenager like this.

  17. CHRISSY DERULO
    June 17, 2011

    :mrgreen: Dat grl careless eh, she take her ting, make her 2 children at 14, she 16 now, now she liv d child alone an c wat happen. dis cannot be happening RIP 2 da baby. Shame on u mother, although i feel sorry 4 u 2 b takin care of 2 chilren, if u didn want d child, u should giv it 2 somebody to adopt. :( 8) :-P :?:

    • Ca mem!
      June 22, 2011

      Total nonse on your part! Bad bad comment

  18. June 17, 2011

    It’s not up to me to judge the girl, but common sense should tell u that u should not leave your child by herself by a river, sleeping or not, when the child get up obviously she or he will move around looking for u, for me it’s carelessness on her part. Poor baby.

  19. madashell
    June 16, 2011

    man can u imagine ur girlfriend coming to tell u ur 8 mth old baby drown? and she was playing rounders. man all now so i would be up stalk farm.because she would drown to :twisted:

  20. madashell
    June 16, 2011

    thats just f(***ing careless that f***ing girl should be stripped of her freedom just like that poor baby was rubbed of a life. where is the father of that child? what is he saying? you leaving a baby sleeping unattended and u know that child creeping. that child must have taken a lil while to reach the water so u know how long her attention was not on that child at all. no excuses u should be in a blue uniform all now

  21. June 16, 2011

    let me just say i am 14 years old and i take care of my lil cuz all the time and u mean to tell me a 16 year old has no idea that she needs someone to watch the child care less. R.I.P to the baby but still to the mother i feel your pain but trust in god and u will over come all.

  22. sad
    June 16, 2011

    its so sad ….deh devil just busy im a mother and im with out words at that age babies are quick movers she did not think for me i would not even cry i would go mad trust me for my child maybe even die with her

  23. sam
    June 16, 2011

    Every one makes mistake….but she should at least held he child close to the game ,and them other women could not find to tell the young lady to go put eyes on he baby… gosh they themselves need help..

  24. may
    June 15, 2011

    VERY VERY SAD. AT 16 WITH TWO KID ITS TOUGH
    ITS WAS AN ACCIDENT BUT IT HAPPENED THROUGH
    HER CARELESSNESS. SHE’S A CHILD NO WONDER
    SHE LEFT THE CHILD UNATTENDING PLAYING
    ROUNDARS. I HOPE SHE LEARN AFTER THIS TERRI-
    BLE MISTAKE. MY HEART ACHES FOR YOU. GOD
    PLEASE PROTECT AND STRENGTHEN HER AT THIS
    SAD MOMMENT

  25. June 15, 2011

    Never live your child unattended. This was a bit careless. Your child is more important than playing a game. Life is not a game.

  26. alas
    June 15, 2011

    lets just pray for her. i maybe know her but i cant recall her face but let us pray for her all you.alas.i know how she feeling.that is something that can never leave her mind. somebody concerned on the beach could at least tell her the child too far. they self what kind of friends are they na?

  27. i vex man
    June 15, 2011

    we all blaming the young girl but is time for us to bring up that punishment in Dominica because if it was in America the man would have been jailed for sexing the child, much more giving her babies at that pre school age. when young girls cannot behave themselves here, they need to be seriously punished. not boys alone. when the boys get them pregnant they should be punished likewise. too many of our parents say she going high school man. too many parents accept money from men for their girls, too many of us pretend while we are so damn hypocrite. I see too many young girls underage forcing young boys into dark places. presently i know of a mother who has sold her child at 12 for a man who could be her grandfather. now the child is 15, she chose one of her own and the mother is angry and wanting to put her out, since she can’t get money from that other man. LORD LEND A HAND

  28. so sad
    June 15, 2011

    i mean we can all say is neglegence etc. but please this is bringing tears to my eyes.i wont even leave my ten year old unatended on the beach. perhaps someone could have thrown the baby into the water. the mother is a child.she deserves to be punished by right but let us not be too hard on her please.put yourself in her place.maybe not in the drowning situation, but most of us neglect our children in other ways that nobody knows of so please people pray for her. i can only imagine being on the scene and seeing this .oh my GOPD!I know the mom might have been in shock to see this.JESUS! it hurts me. when she was abused earlier why didn’t her parents see to it that the man was punished?afterall, she was abused.

  29. Anonymous
    June 15, 2011

    so where is her mother/family :-? why couldnt watch the baby…………a sixteen year old at the beach with a baby…..what is going on in this world

  30. Judge NOT
    June 15, 2011

    May the God of all comfort and peace be with Leania and may He welcome this angle in his Heavenly kingdom. This is tragic. We could all blame this mom for making a poor judement. We could all ask where was the dad and how about the others on the beach but none of this is going to bring this baby back. Tell me who in this lifetime has not made a poor decision? So this young mother did she should not be punished or crucified with words for this. She is going thru the fire right now, the pain of loosing her child plus the guilt she is faced with at such a young age is enough for her to deal with that she does not need anyone to make her feel worst than she already feels.
    Let us treat this mother with the dignity, compassion, mercy and love that we failed to provide her with. Let us join together in prayer and lift this family up to God. Let us reach out to Leania with a hug, a touch so she knows she is not alone. Rest in peace baby girl. Leania Take courage in the Lord.

    • war
      June 15, 2011

      wat mother that will not feel if some thing is wrong with there child in a time like that am a mother 2 if my child if in a problem i will no

  31. concerned
    June 14, 2011

    at 16 with 2 kids sad i mean 16 for d wood 18 for stockfarm come on i think she needs help sending her jail wont benefit her know one knows her story

  32. praying
    June 14, 2011

    father please hear me we need your help this day…may th soul of this innocent child forever rest in pease.

  33. Merci
    June 14, 2011

    Sad for the baby and the mother…. everything happens for a reason. This may not be your fault or it may be. Only God knows the answer… only he knows why you left the baby there. It was more than likely the baby’s time to go. :(

    • war
      June 15, 2011

      that try god bless u and ur family okay

  34. ALAS
    June 14, 2011

    I cant believe this…i just cannot believe this…may her soul rest in peace….but once again…i just cannot believe this….amen.

  35. June 14, 2011

    a baby i will kill that mother for that :cry: :( :-x

  36. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    She is just a child doing what a child would do …… playing rounders. She was not meant to be a mother at her age………just goes to show.

    • no excuse
      June 18, 2011

      she was not doing children action when she lay down to make de 2 children she have, everyone to quick to excuse a act of neglect, she old enough to lay down to make children she old enough to look after dem

  37. concerned dominican
    June 14, 2011

    I am very angry right now .And I am very saddened at the situation but if the yong lady could go out there and get her self pregnant she could have put an eye child to atleast see what was going on and may the soul of the babby rest in peace.

  38. soso
    June 14, 2011

    People let’s pray for the young people today-NOW! I can’t wait for my Jesus to return!Lord SAVE YOUR CHILDREN!

  39. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    she did want dat child and hear her age boi dats really say we

  40. Carmo
    June 14, 2011

    Don’t know what to say because this is really sad

    • war
      June 15, 2011

      that sad but god bless u ok

  41. hummm
    June 14, 2011

    just reading this makes me shiver… :( Father in heaven, take the wheel. Put a hand please lord. only you can save this world.

  42. Nudibranch
    June 14, 2011

    My heart goes out to her and her family, but at 16,she is still a child.
    It’s called birth control.

    • advice 4 u
      June 14, 2011

      OR FOR WANT OF A BETTER WORD…ABSTAIN.

      • star
        June 15, 2011

        AMEN

  43. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    That is really sad but the mother was playing as she should have been at that age. Poor baby did not deserve this but she is an angel now watching over us. Rest in peace little baby.

  44. easydoesit
    June 14, 2011

    hmmm..so sad. if it was a blackberry she would have never leave it un-watch..so sad..mother suppose to be investigated

    • June 14, 2011

      is true if it was a blackberry she would have it way up but a child having a child is nonscence children should learn how to behave their self.

    • war
      June 15, 2011

      if it was a blackberry she would have it in her pocket

    • Truth, Love, Peace
      June 15, 2011

      @ easydoesit

      Please do not make me laugh. You have a point. However, some of you, I do think that your mind is working overtime. :lol:

  45. no guts no glory
    June 14, 2011

    very careless poor innocent baby but den again dats wat we should expect wen kids that should be in school are having kids

  46. a voice from the wilderness
    June 14, 2011

    ifelt so saddened by this news man so not even one had the commonsense to tell her to bring the baby closer where several pair of eyes could be shared on him or her well the people who were playing with her from what i predict are all kids too. much younger than her with not much commonsense . this couldnt be grown ppl thats so so sad.

  47. protect our youths
    June 14, 2011

    Where were/are the authorities/child protection services when she got that pikney at 13 yrs of age…families friends neighbours met veyes..SAY SOMETHING >>protect our children PLEASE

  48. Mapwey
    June 14, 2011

    this story is indeed a sad one; when i heard it yesterday i was indeed sad…but something about it just does not seem right…no one saw that child, how far off where they playing…i mean come on where is the responsibility in that

    • Coldwater
      June 14, 2011

      My sentiments exactly!!! I was on that very same beach the day before this incident and my feet seemed to be scalding by the heat of that black sand…. how could an eight month old creep on that sand and NO ONE hear that baby cry as he/she crawled on that sand?? No one saw that poor infant as he/she crawled towards the water?!?! SMFH

  49. June 14, 2011

    So sorry bout the baby

  50. Splendid
    June 14, 2011

    Neglect!!! Mom responsible!! charges!! maybe she didnt want the kid!! Just saying

  51. sad
    June 14, 2011

    she’s an angel in heaven watching down on your. that was a sad way to lose your baby but thats life.

    • KAYA
      June 14, 2011

      How is that life?

  52. Roz
    June 14, 2011

    In this season of summer fun and beach-going, we have to be more careful with our children. Drowing can happen in an instant. Keep our eyes open. Learn CPR. Be vigilant.

  53. patriot
    June 14, 2011

    Been on the earth for quite a while now things happen to all of us at one time or the next.
    May god bless you and keep you through your moment of sadness.
    Joy will come maybe not tomorrow but you will smile again.

  54. On the side
    June 14, 2011

    Many of us on here keep saying that the mom should be punished. This story goes much further than the incident yesterday.

    As far as I am concerned, the mother’s demise started while she was still in primary school and although the teachers were well aware, they did not bring it to the authorities.

    Residents of Bense, did anybody get punished when this mother had a baby at 13? Did anybody report it to the authorities? And then again being pregnant at 15, what did the parents and/or concerned citizens do? Nothing.

    Now everybody wants to blame the mother. She is a child who should have been helped years ago. Instead many persons stood by and whispered but never stepped in.

    And no, I am not from Bense but when I read the article my mind immediately went on this child because I heard about her case recently.

    Tragic but we as a society have failed this child.

    • lena
      June 14, 2011

      SO she had a bad life so it’s okay for her to kill her child??? CHARGE HER!

      • jessa
        June 14, 2011

        She did not kill her child. Her actions led to it’s death. There is a difference.

      • advice 4 u
        June 14, 2011

        ARE YOU STUPID OR WHAT? REEAD CAREFULLY BEFORE POSTING FOOLISH AND DEGRADING COMMENTS.

      • DaQueen
        June 14, 2011

        Do you know more than we do… Please dont accuse the CHILD of killing the baby.

      • Anonymous
        June 14, 2011

        charge an underage adult then she over age for sex but underage for court she pas 18 yet

      • concerned
        June 14, 2011

        charge a child then and u still canna charge the granny id charge the father i sure he wellabove 30

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2011

        She didn’t kill her child.it could happen to anyone of us.maybe not in that way but in some other way.

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2011

      Just like us to blame everyone but ourselves for neglecting our responsibilities. Yes, she may have had a difficult life, but was she willing to grab the hands that were stretched out to help her? And how forthcoming was she in identifying and so allowing to be brought to justice, the person who got her pregnant as a child?

      I guess she’s the only one who ever had a child at that age, but we are fully aware of the attitudes and actions of teenagers these days and how difficult it is to reach them when they refuse to be reached.

      Let this serve as a wake up call for some other teen, that when they are irresponsible, and grown up before their time, life does not turn out to be a bed of roses.

      So sorry for what this innocent baby had to endure these last few hours of its such short life.

      by the way, their are many more cases like her, I’m sure in your neighborhood too. Are you going to stretch a hand out to help one of them and prevent this from happening in the future?

    • DEAR
      June 14, 2011

      Yes she was reported.. welfare intervened but she never responded to any questions asked to her even at the hospital….

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2011

      that is so true,
      \

    • Anonymous
      June 16, 2011

      this is so tru no 1 nutting wen she began havin life as a woman even to bring in 2 kids to the world to raise at 16 she is 16 and wen u are 16 u will do the things dat teens her age love to do i dont blame her for playin just the fact of leaving the baby so far from her, n den i would say to her friends dat dey have a part to play in dat caz dey should have said to her DENISE but y u living d baby so far bring her closer so we all can see but no 1 said nutting dats to say dat we are living in a society evry man to hiself. very sorry for ur tragic lost but dis situation is very sadden.

    • concerned
      June 18, 2011

      We have to careful wat we say, u can’t blame Bense people cause there is so much a community can do in cases like these.persons have to realise that what they are doing is wrong if change has to be sucessful. i am from Bense we are not proud of the situation but shit like this happens all over Dominica where young girls are taken advantage of by some wicked men who suppose to know better.
      This is a lesson for all other communities to open there eyes. This nonsense needs to stop the older men need to respect the young girls and stop destroying their lives,

  55. SMH
    June 14, 2011

    This is very sad indeed, no baby should have their life snatched away so early. Then again it have been God’s will. I understand that the mother aself is a child and may have wanted to have a little fun while the child was sleeping. But she didn’t take the necessary precautions and for that she is to be blamed. I have friends her age who are also mothers and even they know that some of the joys of their teenage life has to be put on halt because they have a bigger responsibility. This was neglect for commonsense will tell u that not safe. Anyway i hope she recovers from such a tragedy and ask God for strength to continue life.

  56. lisad
    June 14, 2011

    I don’t really know you Lenia, but iam am sure this is a sad time for you . may God comfort you all during this time.You were taken advantage of as a kid, no wonder you mothered a child at 15.This is a very sad lesson for you. One that you will never forget. Whatever the consequences, you will have to face it. However, trust in God, he knows best.

  57. tea
    June 14, 2011

    This is so sad. To all those who are saying its child negligent or some what…. I think it was an accident. She may have been wrong for putting the baby to rest for a while not talking to consideration that the child may wake up. We all make mistakes in our live and and only wish we could turn back the hands of time.

    • sanja
      June 14, 2011

      an accident caused by the child being neglected!

  58. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    He who is without, cast the firts stone!!!!

    • huhh??
      June 14, 2011

      :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: what does casting stones have to do with bady drowning :?: :?: :?: :?:

  59. van
    June 14, 2011

    A child had a baby. Yet still possessing the mind of a child and wanting to behave as such by playing ’rounders’.

    Classes should be held in school teaching youngsters the danger and life long changes of having children. Babies are not accessories

  60. CARE
    June 14, 2011

    I DO HOPE THAT THE LAW IS GOING TO TAKE THE OTHER BABY THAT SHE HAS AND LET HER PLAY SHE IS JUST A CHILD I FEEL FOR HER 2 BABIES TO TAKE CARE OFF GOD IN HIS TIME KNOWS WHAT BEST SLEEP LITTLE GIRL SLEEPCARE ALL THE ANGEL UP THERE WILL BE WATCHING YOU

  61. Truth, Love, Peace
    June 14, 2011

    It has been said that in this era, children will be having children. This is what is presently occurring, not only in Dominica but elsewhere in the world.
    Today, too many youths are indulging in sex be it experimental or not when they should be attending school and concentrating on school, considering how those years fly. When they become adults they will have enough time to prepare for parenthood and to have babies. Parents must ensure that they teach their teenagers those facts of life.
    Children/teenagers should know that they are not adults and should not be acting as adults before their time. What is the rush? They should be happily enjoying their short teenaged years, as teenagers.
    Babies and small children should never be left unattended. The baby was eight months old. Surely this baby was not able to walk to the river. I am wondering if the baby crept into the river or that someone placed or threw the baby in the river. Whichever, it is child neglect.
    Since it is a death of a human being, a baby, I have no doubt that the Law will step in and charge the mother with child neglect. This would teach her a lesson also for other youths, male or female.
    Young women as teenagers should know that when they become pregnant they are the ones who will bear the primary responsibility; not the young or older men whichever one is responsible for impregnating her. Their youth is practically gone since they have a baby to take care of. They may never be able to return to school.
    Having a baby is a responsibility and a full-time job. It is one to be taken seriously. The baby is a future teenager and adult. Children are to be loved and nurtured appropriately. This also includes in the faith that they may become godly, obedient, law-abiding children/teenagers and adults and useful citizens and may very well be a pride of their parents. Wish this could be stated for every child and as they grow up to be teenagers and later adults.
    The eight months old baby is of course at peace. This is an innocent child, a baby who has obviously not yet sinned and far from sinning. From the moment of death the baby was in the arms of the Lord.
    Consider how it saddens Our Lord Jesus Christ to see what is occurring in the world with also babies and children and who may not receive appropriate nurturing. It is something to consider that God will hold parents accountable if those children are not appropriately nurtured.
    We never know what children will grow up to be. Therefore, since this situation occurred and we are saddened by the manner in which the baby died, through negligence, everyone concerned as the family, after all is said and done, should console themselves that God protected the baby “from something worst than death.”
    The baby is an angel in Heaven, out of this world, happily and peacefully with the Lord.
    I suppose the baby’s time on earth was meant to be short for whatever reason, only the Lord knows.
    Keep in mind the compassion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Please do not lambaste the 16 year-old mother. I do hope that the Law will take into account that she is a teenager and that in her youth she did not consider that any arm would have come to her baby. I am certain that she is grieving the loss of her baby and so do other members of her family. It is something she will live with for the rest of her life.
    My heartfelt sympathy to her and her family.
    I hope that this teenage mother considers doing something useful for her future.

    • tt
      June 14, 2011

      an essay man!

      • Kb lyric
        June 14, 2011

        lol hahaha TT

      • LOL
        June 14, 2011

        I know. LOL

    • Sunny......
      June 14, 2011

      seriously, what happen to short and sweet, that Truth, Love & Peace always writing a book. stupes!!! I don’t even waste my time to read his/her comments….. SKIP!!!

      • Truth, Love, Peace
        June 15, 2011

        @ Sunny

        Keep your sunny-side up. Do not be miserable and critical.
        Copy it, save it and keep it in your archives! :twisted: :mrgreen: Sometime it may come in handy for you. You never know which way the ball will roll and when you least expect it!

    • concerned
      June 18, 2011

      i know the girl made a mistake but you not making mention of the men at all, all the blame is on the young girl, as usual society likes to place a lot of blame on the female sex, most of the times the males go scare free. This is not right you no!

  62. ms shabin
    June 14, 2011

    its a sad situation but it is due to the mothers scence of niglect pluss if there were other adults around they should have cautioned her about the dangers of leaving a child in one area and being in the next am so sorry

  63. bless child
    June 14, 2011

    i meant may GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH

  64. bless child
    June 14, 2011

    heartfelt sympathy goes out to that baby’s family. may dog give u strength but……………. to that mother, i mean come on man don’t tell me u leavin ur baby sleepin unattended? u wnt to enjoy urself yes!! but av smone look after the baby for u!!!

  65. jail them
    June 14, 2011

    don’t blame the mother my foot! i was a teenage mother also and i wlda never do something like this! even my son who is now 10 knows better. I wlda charge her and all the others who were on the beach playing rounders with her. This is negligence and no one should argue it!

    • bless child
      June 14, 2011

      TRU

    • same situation
      June 14, 2011

      could not have said it better myself

    • Homeboy
      June 14, 2011

      So thank your lucky stars! We are not all at he same level… Be greatful that you were able to raise your child and have some compassion. No one is saying what she did was right. As a mother you should know the bond you have with your child. She had the same bond too..

  66. Redz
    June 14, 2011

    I see alot of you commenting about children making children…spare me with that silly excuse. At sixteen year old should be responsible enough to you that you can’t leave a creeping baby unattended. THIS WOMAN/TEEN/CHILD or however you may want to refer to her should be jailed.She should be fully responsible for her actions. I find people pity others too much when they do wrong and blind themselves from reality.

    • Jay
      June 14, 2011

      Exactly, so what if she was left to babysit someone else’s child. Rather irresponsible if you ask me.

    • Homeboy
      June 14, 2011

      When it happens to your sister, niece, cousin, I hope you are so rigid I. Your decision.

      • Redz
        June 14, 2011

        If it happens to my sister or niece or cousin or whoever….that would not change the fact that this behavior was irresponsible. As a matter of fact I would give them a good beat down. Justice has no relatives in my books. If society were to be run based on compassion….all criminals would be out free. I find some people too ‘SOU-TI-WEY’.

    • babes
      June 14, 2011

      well said, but I would think an investigation is being carried out there, cause not all 8 monthers can creep, and how well can one creep on sand? and wouldnt sand be all in the little ones eyes and mouth , as they usually put everything in these two places, and wouldn’t that evoke a cry…. and shouldnt the child be place close enough so that one can hear when the child cries? FEEL SORRY MY RATS A.., DO AN INVESTIGATION AND LET THE TEENAGER ANSWER TO HER CRIME, AT 8 MONTHS HER DUTY IS TO NUTURE, PROTECT AND LOVE HER CHILD AND IF SHE COULD THERE IS WELFARE AND ADOPTION , SO PLEASE PEOPLEM LET FOLKS START BEING ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. A ND PLEASE GIVE ME THE FIRST BABY CAUSE SHE WILL POISON THE CHILD AND SAY THE CHILD ACCIDENTALLY DRANK POISON….IS EITHER SHE IS CHARGED OR SHE RECEIVES PYSCHIATRIC HELP. WHAT FOWL BRAIN WE HAVE…IS IT A YEAR SINCE THE AUGUSTINE KILLING OF HER VIGILANT DAUGHTERS? TAKE THE FIRST BABY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE….RELATIVES , WELFARE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

      • fire
        August 8, 2011

        i agree 1000000000 persent.that is sick.

  67. cry
    June 14, 2011

    That’s carelessness…….

  68. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    There is no way you should leave a baby unattended. We have said so over and over an over again. When will we learn. Once you make the decision to become a mother you have to WEAR THE CAP AND PLAY THE PART OF A MOTHER. My heart goes out to the baby. The mother needs to grow up and grow up very fast. Don’t leave babies or children on a whole unattended. I am sorry for your loss.

  69. just
    June 14, 2011

    i pray this be an eye opener for the teens out there….please…..have fun and enjoy being teens , its only comes once in a lifetime … i know we all want to grow up , be adults and be all responsible but it will soon come ,just have good clean fun and be yourself

  70. blessed
    June 14, 2011

    but what do you expect from a child……
    children making children is the in things these days…….i pray this child is in a better place ………..

  71. jailbird
    June 14, 2011

    This is such a sad situation..i feel for the family but this is just another example why children should not have children..God 16 year old with an eight month old!!!!!

  72. please
    June 14, 2011

    This mother should be locked up that is child neglect how can u leave ur child sleeping unattended asnd go play game. U want to play ask a friend to watch the child or stay there that’s what parents do.R.I.P my child

    • June 14, 2011

      why dont you ask that the man who got her pregnant in the first place be jailed. the women of dominica are the ones to be blamed for all the child sex abuse plaguing our beloved country.

      • Fed up!!!!
        June 14, 2011

        Oh my goodness!!! Finally someone had the courage to say it!

      • KAYA
        June 14, 2011

        I totally agree. Her parents should be jailed for not reporting their daughter being pregnant at 13, dats rape. She needs help from a professional

      • Merci
        June 14, 2011

        but is true it have so much perverts and nasty man in this world today… this coming from a 14 yr old. :-| and small question…. does he even know is his child that die? like seriously

  73. from bense
    June 14, 2011

    that fact that i knw the parent and the child makes it even harder to deal with this sad news. fellow villagers, plz rally around this family in this time of sadness and give them all the support they need. My prays goes out to them and the entire Bense community.

  74. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    It’s nt her fault…. she’s a baby aswel… she’s only 16!!!!!!!!!!

    • slave hater
      June 14, 2011

      she old enough to open her foot and make de child……..

      • aye aye
        June 15, 2011

        bull crap

  75. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    :cry: innocentshe bis in the Lord,s arm LORD STRENGTHEN THE PARENTS

  76. June 14, 2011

    oh no this is insane

  77. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    So sadthe parent is just a chila ,Lord strengthen that family may her soul rest in peace

  78. Da Critique
    June 14, 2011

    Goodness gracious. May this young soul rest peacefully. I guess if the sixteen year old was more into playing, she’d not have had that responsibility to begin with. she still barely a kid and she has a kid, yet she don’t even know how to take care of it. What are we coming to?? Doesn’t parents talk to their children anymore?? How can one put a child on the river bank, and go to the next end to play?? Where were her parents? In such a case the 16 year old parents are the ones to take the blame.they need to charge them with negligence! start making examples of those parents who fail to inform, educate and pay attention to their children!
    Babygirl, i’m very sorry this happened. find solace and keep your head up because God is always good. You were just enjoying what a normal teenager should be enjoying.

    • mike
      June 14, 2011

      16 is the age of consent. So by law she is old enough to be held responsible!!

      • Da Critique
        June 15, 2011

        It is, but when she got pregnant she was underage, and nobody said anything. We are too damn hypocrite when comes to these things. There’s nothing wrong with talking to your children, although not all kids listen. she should’ve been given advice about havin children at such a young age. One should know that their life changes once they have a kid. Quite frankly 18 is the standard age of consent!!

  79. sunshine
    June 14, 2011

    omg that is so sad. my heart goes out to that mother.i have a baby girl and i just felt like it was her. its just a tragic accident. so plz ppl don’t hit on the young lady to much. it could happen to anybody.

    • bless child
      June 14, 2011

      SWEETY NOT ANYBODY NA………. WUD U LEAVE UR BABYGRL UNATTENDED? I NO I WUD NOT!!!!!!

  80. Alas
    June 14, 2011

    What nonsense i hearing der nuh! PLaying Rounders and your child not in your eyes!!!!!!…..carelessness….weh boy…well he/she in d hands of d lord now…only God Knows

  81. SWEETLELE
    June 14, 2011

    My heart goes out to the baby…and the mother shame on you but who am i to judge.Only god can judge us :cry:

  82. Envar
    June 14, 2011

    that mother must have gotten pregnant at 15, and you cannot leave a 8 months old baby alone in the open he will go n search when he wakes, he must have been sleeping very far from them, not even a kid who was present saw the child…. i wonder how close to the river he was… sad, very sad indeed

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2011

      its a she

  83. nik nik
    June 14, 2011

    :cry: this is so sad to imagine seeing this 8 month old baby floating in the water,my goodness she is wrong for leaving the baby unattended near the beach/river,poor child mussa woke up and couldnt find mummy and cripped into the water,just sad.

  84. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    :cry: OH MY GOD :cry:

  85. mike
    June 14, 2011

    Arrest her ass & lock her up!

    • jessa
      June 14, 2011

      Exactly. I’m tired of reading al this she just a child crap! She is 16! She went & got her child. She made her child. SHe is responsible for her child. She is most certainly responsible for the child’s death. I keep reading about neglect… that’s grievous bodily harm!

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2011

      shut up!! Sarah-Lyn hashay her TWO children and they doh do her nothing…so give de child a dammmm break!!

      • lena
        June 14, 2011

        CHARGE HER!!!

      • Jonas Maxwell
        June 14, 2011

        As far I I know Sarah Lyn is in Prison isn;t she????

    • sanja
      June 14, 2011

      She should be charged & jailed!

      • lena
        June 14, 2011

        SHE caused the death of her baby! CHARGE HER!!!!!

    • concerned
      June 18, 2011

      are u perfect, have you never made a mistake , you sound so insenstive

  86. 111111111
    June 14, 2011

    this is madness. plain and straight!

  87. just saying
    June 14, 2011

    wtma… but all you serious man.. children having children..that wat up

  88. Oh My
    June 14, 2011

    Hmmm..These babies nowadays are so advanced..Guess you thought you would know when she woke up, plus you never in your wildest dreams thought she would be able to get to the water but that’s how quick they are now..I sympathize with you mommy and I pray that other mothers in general will learn from your mistake and keep our eyes more widely open on these computer kids that we are now blessed with. God will guide you through this..just trust him.

  89. Homeboy
    June 14, 2011

    I am going to make an independent comment without reading the other comments! Let us be mindful in this tragic time that the teenager and mother is also a victim! Firstly because she was pregnant at fifteen and secondly because she lost her baby..

    Notwithstanding that it is sad that the baby was left unattended and neglected. I hope this girl gets the care and counseling she deserves. To die by drowning is one of the worst deaths.. RIP Little Angel..

  90. mother of two
    June 14, 2011

    this is outrageous! regardless of the age of the mom whenever you become a mother instict is to always protect your young. To leave a baby who crawls near water unattended is more than carelessness. my nine yr old daughter knows better and wont leave her 1 yr old baby bro alone in the shower much less for the beach! come on man this mother needs a wake up call! maybe its best that this baby is now an angel i can only imagine what would have happened to this poor baby later down in life due to negligence of mom.

    may the soul of this baby rest in peace.

  91. ......
    June 14, 2011

    papa God ! What i hearing there nah? These people mad man to put baby on the sand and go to play!

  92. i've heard
    June 14, 2011

    i must say that this is a very sad situation rightnow in te community but we just have to bring comfort to the family…i guess this is really what can happen when babies make babies…just hope that lessons can be learn from these type of stories….R.I.P baby girl…Praying for the mother and her family at this time

  93. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    This is sooo saddd

  94. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    its unfortunate this happen to the baby but someone should be at the baby’s site. and tht is negligence on the mother side

  95. QRIUS
    June 14, 2011

    When kids have kids, these types of things tend to happen. Very tragic indeed.

  96. Faith
    June 14, 2011

    I’m trying to find the right words…but I just can’t…guess no words can describe this situation…I won’t judge the actions of this young lady either…I just pray the soul of this precious little person rests peacefully…I’m sure he/she is with our Lord. This is just so sad :cry:

  97. Eavesdropper
    June 14, 2011

    Poor baby. Too many irresponsible kids making babies these days.

    • Amazed1
      June 14, 2011

      i couldn’t agree more.

  98. June 14, 2011

    man this wipe me out.what a sad situation’

  99. sugars
    June 14, 2011

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? she left the baby at one end of the beach, while she plays rounders on the other side.. is she for real..

  100. g-wi
    June 14, 2011

    POOR CHILD GOD REST HIS/HER SOUL……..WHAT A CARELESS MOTHER BUT THEN AGAIN AT 16 SHE IS A CHILD ROUNDERS IS WHAT SHE HAD TO BE PLAYING NOT PARENTING

  101. June 14, 2011

    awwww poor child…R.I.P……..hmmmmm dat grl doe ez to jus live her child an go an play cam

  102. Justice
    June 14, 2011

    OH MY GOD….HOW SAID AND RATHER IRONIC…LAST NIGHT I FRIGHTENED FROM A DREAM IN WHICH MY ONE YEAR OLD BABY BOY DROWNED. i REBUKED IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS…THIS IS SO SAD :cry:

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2011

      dream my foot. liar!!

  103. Saddened
    June 14, 2011

    :( :-? 8-O

  104. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    :(

  105. Valley Rat
    June 14, 2011

    That is child neglect.The mother should be prosecuted for child neglect.

    • Homeboy
      June 14, 2011

      I hear what you are saying, but keep in mind the mother herself, is a child..

      • jessa
        June 14, 2011

        crap! She is a mother & is responsible for the child’s death!

      • Anonymous
        June 14, 2011

        A 16 year old with two kids

  106. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    Wow….hmmm…sad

  107. Tragic
    June 14, 2011

    This is so sad and tragic…this brought me to tears and i didnt even know the person…How can u leave a sleeping baby at the edge of a river…God knows best!

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