Teen reported missing

Shaddai is reportedly missing since November 30
Shaddai is reportedly missing since November 30

The mother of a 14-year-old secondary school student is seeking the public’s help in locating her missing daughter who left school over 10 days ago and has not been seen since.

Sandra Jno Baptiste of Mahaut told Dominica News Online (DNO) that her daughter, Shaddai Jno Baptiste, told her school that she was feeling unwell on Monday 30th November 2015 and as a result, was sent home to recover.

“I send her school and she told the school she is sick and then the school send her home and from time the school send her home, I wasn’t even there, I was at the Salisbury Primary School. When I come I didn’t meet her home,” she said.

The distressed mother remarked when she arrived home in Mahaut on the day her daughter went missing, a man told her he saw Shaddai “running down the road.”

“What I had I just drop it down, I just run go like a crazy woman and I all Roseau looking for her,” she stated.

She noted that she was told that her daughter was sighted at the Marigot Bus Stop and at CHANCES in Portsmouth, but all attempts to locate her has been unsuccessful.

“I am really concerned about her, I am really concerned…,” she said.

Jno Baptiste all she wants is for the daughter to return home.

“I just want to say that I want her to come back home, she not keeping me happy at all,” she stated.

She said she has been on a one-woman mission of finding her daughter.

Anyone with information can contact Jno Baptiste at 316-8346.

A police report has been made in the matter.

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  1. 4-cars 4cup
    December 15, 2015

    Same Dominica. Nothing has really changed. If I recall correctly – A couple girls had gone into the hills with some dreadlocks guys in Portsmouth (spooky Portsmouth), and it was news that they were taken/missing. Guess they consented to such adventure. If you raise your kids right you’ll know what they are capable of 99% of the time.

  2. concerned diaspora
    December 14, 2015

    Please put her picture in public places . I am asking the Police and the general public to take this serious.

  3. concerned diaspora
    December 13, 2015

    Can someone tell me if the child was found and if she’s okay???

  4. concerned diaspora
    December 13, 2015

    Can some

  5. December 13, 2015

    Ever notice that it is usually a girl who is missing not a boy?

    DNO usually does not tell us he reason even after they return. However, it is suspected the “disappearance” reflects turmoil within the home or emotional distress on the part of the child.

    This would explain why the mother waited 10 days before reporting her missing. She expected her to walk in the door any minute.

    The child’s alleged sickness at school may have been caused by emotional distress caused by whatever took place at home. However, the girl did not return home because the problem had not been settled and the circumstances still existed. What ever was wrong she did not confide in the school authorities which suggests it was of a private nature or not something the child felt comfortable telling her teachers about.

    Let us pray she will return home unharmed and not be taken advantage of by somebody.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • December 13, 2015

      I am asking Christians to join me in prayer that the precious Blood of Christ will protect young Shaddia and all the children on the island, and that God will grant Shaddai an inner healing and give her peace.

      Shaddai! What a beautiful name. It means one who nourishes and sustains. This is God’s purpose for her life. God has a purpose for the life of each and every child. They are so precious to Him.

      “Lord Jesus, we pray you will protect Shaddai and return her to her home. Grant her inner healing, and give her peace. Likewise bless all the children in Dominica. In Jesus’ name we rebuke Satan and every demon that would destroy them, and every wicked person who would harm them. We plead your Blood Blood for their safety. Also bless Shaddai’s mother. Give the grace of your peace. Amen.”

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  6. Concern D/can
    December 12, 2015

    I’ve got to wonder about the truth in that statement; cause when my son is ill the school calls me to collect him.

  7. Caretaker
    December 11, 2015

    One phone call! Mom I’M home ,at school I was not feeling well so the Teacher sent me home Children younger on the street unsocial hours, why the Teachers. At home there must be rules, everybody must respect the home where we live in, it is ours. You were born a woman, you were born a man These are the words parent use for there children. Amazingly! The women who cannot bring up children are the ones who make 15 and 16 “mama wadin”

    • Mealone
      December 11, 2015


    • The One
      December 13, 2015


  8. respect
    December 11, 2015

    teacher sends child home because she is sick? nonsense. hats off to
    P.S.S. when my teenage daughter or son complains of being unwell the teacher informs me depend on the condition they have what is called sick bay at school they either lwt them rest there or take them to the hospital. if they must go home arrangements are made. keep it up PSS. I really hope the child is ok. teachers learn from this incident
    do as Pss care for ur students

  9. ImAnIdiot
    December 11, 2015

    In a perfect world, you could blame the school for sending home the child without notifying the parent but not in Dominica. I pass little kids on the road and they barely reaching up to my KNEES walking to and from school. So if the school sees the parent once a year and the child known to be going home , coming school, doing everything on their own. Why would they call the parent this time.

    • A. George
      December 11, 2015

      To cover their A**

    • The One
      December 13, 2015

      The school should at least try to notify the parent.

  10. Blows
    December 11, 2015

    Beat all self and the child well allright. Some parents too slack with those little girls. Have demonstrated acting and dressing up like big women. Now when they start doing big women things they go giving everybody problem. TEN DAYS??!!!!

  11. Shame
    December 11, 2015

    Child please return to your mom the gentleman you with is not worth it my dear stop putting you mom through that stress you in high school you should be striving for the best to get an education get a job and do something good for yout self not leaving home having your mother worried that person you with dont love you and if thry did they would wait for you motivate you my dear not have you luck up having you mom crying stresd out shame on you darlin shame

  12. Be honest
    December 10, 2015

    I hope her disappearance has nothing to do with internet friendship. What caused her to tell a lie and disappear? She is obviously with someone.
    I hope she returns soon or is found intact.
    Girl, you should be considerate of your mother and not put her through this anxiety and stress over you. I hope you telephone her soon and return home safely.
    The police is notified. They should be out there looking for her and inquiring about her.
    Last evening, a seven year-old boy walked out of his Ontario home at 7:00 pm after an argument with his family. So far he is not yet found. When he did not return by 11:00 pm, the parents notified the police. It is winter and it is dark at 5:00 pm. I heard on the News that the police are looking for him and set up a command post in that area. Tonight, I have not yet heard if he is found.
    In another area a fourteen year-old girl is missing.
    Some of them run away from home. Fortunate for them if they are found safely.

  13. December 10, 2015

    they need to post pictures this is not a joke how are we going to fine her. please my heart go out to the mothe. as a mother my self i dont have a little girl but i will put my foot in this lady shoe. good lock .

  14. mine
    December 10, 2015

    Why would a mother waited 10 days to report her daughter is missing only if she had done it before. If someone is keeping this child at his or her home its wrong she’s a minor, send her home to her mother.

  15. December 10, 2015

    Hmmm children those days tho
    They make all kinds of excuses to go do the sheet

  16. other side
    December 10, 2015

    Come on people all what you guys is talking those that help the situation although it is nice to suggest what was wrong the fact remains that the child is missing and. a mother is hurting so people if u can help please do so and stop saying what could be and be abit more concern until the child is found no matter where she is or what plan she had she is a teenager and a mother is being hurt do you know. How far can this mother reach due to the current situation this is no joke people

  17. 4-cars 4cup
    December 10, 2015

    Some are teenagers Chronologically, but behave as grown-ups Biologically – Pervert men prey on them animalistically. :twisted: :twisted:

  18. precious
    December 10, 2015

    I saw her last week she came by her foster home for bags of clothes

    • me
      December 11, 2015

      CALL the number.

  19. Bella
    December 10, 2015

    Which school all you really bias when it was a particular Secondary School in Roseau way papa the name of the school all over. Which High School.

  20. Deborah Peters
    December 10, 2015

    Well, well, well schools have responsibilities papa.
    If a child is sick the school is not a hospital. I know the parents are called and if the parents
    are not found the child is sent home and the parent is asked to call the school when the child arrives. Maybe the mother should be asked some more questions. Only after ten days!

    • indira Ghandi
      December 10, 2015

      Come on Dominica. Wake up to the reality of this world.
      How can a school send home a child who says she is sick all by hreself.
      some responsibly adult shoud come and sign the child out and take her home
      So who is responsible? Who will be held accountable?
      This is madness.
      Dominica needs to be more civilized than this.
      Let the school take the responsibility to go and get the child.
      Mother,go to the Ministry of Education.
      If your child was at school. the school should be held accountable.

  21. %
    December 10, 2015

    10 days ago?
    Wow! Wow! Wow!

  22. Rescue 911
    December 10, 2015

    Reported sick so she could leave.them girl will one day fine out the hard way.Cause some men might cover up their evidence.be careful girls

  23. Patriotic B
    December 10, 2015

    The child has been missing for 10 days? When did the mother report it and why hasn’t the police put out an island wide alert? Is this the concern we claim we have for our children?

  24. Big Bannan
    December 10, 2015

    Bot how come iz only de Moda of those children we hearing about? Where are the fadaz?

  25. Nickese
    December 10, 2015

    Alas poor mother…no mother wants that..not knowing the whereabouts of her teenager..I myself would be going crazy…some of us have too much to say..when we live in glass house don’t throw stones..leh barb kamawade ou pweeDiffay houzay sa ou..I pray for your safe return my child

  26. Justic
    December 10, 2015

    10 days ago and that now making news why so long before the report came out

  27. Brendi
    December 10, 2015

    8-O Wait i no dah girl wiii she say she was going salisbury wen i saw her

    • Dominican
      December 10, 2015

      Report to the nearest Police Station Please

    • Jah fond cole
      December 10, 2015

      same thing she told me on sunday

    • ImAnIdiot
      December 10, 2015

      Call the police

  28. :/
    December 10, 2015

    My girl go home u not lost

  29. I want to know
    December 10, 2015

    In this instance the young girl left for school and never returned I’d like to know why her school tie is blurred out and the school name left out? The two Wesley girls who were missing didn’t go missing from school yet the name of the school was plastered all over the media. Please explain.

    • CH5
      December 10, 2015

      I think they are blurring the face of a younger kid in the pic.

    • H
      December 10, 2015

      The school know they’ve messed up big time. So don’t want to be identified.

      • MY 2cents
        December 11, 2015

        How the school mess up? A preschool or primary school neh? A high school student the girl is. Just now allu sort people will want teachers to call parents for college students if they sick to send them home.

    • MY 2cents
      December 11, 2015

      Allu duminicans that sort. You not seeing it someone else in the pic with the girl they blur out. It’s really an embarrassment reading comments from duminicans on DNO

  30. Sexitrii
    December 10, 2015

    I work in a school……. hence the reason why WE NEVER SEND HOME CHILDREN BY THEMSELVES… their parents/guardians are informed……… and if either can’t come, they must inform the office WHO IS COMING TO PICK UP the student…… AND WE RECORD EVERYTHING to include time………….

    I hope that she is found soon and unharmed

  31. young generation
    December 10, 2015

    I honestly don’t think that this girl is missing……you to what the mom said tthis sounds like a set up..reported sick then missing?? Doesn’t that wave a red flag….
    I suggest to you my girl to go home ….not to mmake your mother cry althoughyou maybe hhaving problems but that not the way to solve them!!!

  32. real possie
    December 10, 2015

    So a child missing for ten days and is now this making the news? Are we for real in DA? Even though one thinks she might be by a man that is of no significance she’s an under aged child and should be treated as such.

  33. :/
    December 10, 2015

    hmmm u think them children there easy

    • Anonymous
      December 10, 2015

      I’m sure you would know

      • :/
        December 12, 2015

        oh yes

  34. Unknown
    December 10, 2015

    Hope she’s ok

  35. Jah fond cole
    December 10, 2015

    i saw her on sunday afternoon. She was on the same bus as myself. She was carrying a big bag. Im trying to contact the mother but the phone is off

    • truth
      December 10, 2015

      boss post your number for the mother to contact you if she reads your post or is informed.

      • Jah fond cole
        December 10, 2015

        post my number for what. Chupes, I already contacted the mother

    • Sexitrii
      December 10, 2015

      make contact with your nearest police station

  36. Titiwi
    December 10, 2015

    Did the police ever put out a missing person’s report (…always assuming, of course that her mother reported her missing to the relevant authorities in the first place).

  37. December 10, 2015

    Firstly the did the school inform the mother of the child feeling unwell secondly with all that’s going on now the best thing is parents collect their kids from school when they report that they are unwell the I bet the results would be different just my thoughts

    • Dominican
      December 10, 2015

      Hmm how many parents have the liberty to “collect” their teenager from school? Do you think her job allowed her to do that? A teenager should be responsible to get home from school or contact her mother or somebody is something is wrong. Stop blaming people for everything let people take their responsibility stupessssssssss

      • faith
        December 10, 2015

        The school should at least contact her mothet to say that she is unwell and is on her way home
        The morher would make the decision whether she wants to pick her up or not.

      • tooloolouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
        December 10, 2015

        u people so stupid it not funny,,,a child is sick or claims she is sick,,,its the responsibility of a parent to pick up a sick child,,,why in the world would you want a school to send home a sick child on her own? so of u people mentality is so dumb it aint funny,,a set of stupid people with no common sense commenting here
        How u so dumb to even state that a teenager who is unwell should be responsible enough to to get home,,,de dam child sick so she should be accompanied by somone,,just reading some of these comments make me wonder,,,a set of tehbeh talking crap,,,,

    • BusyBeeAquarian
      December 10, 2015

      I agree with you.

      It has always been school’s procedure that a parent or guardian collect an unwell child and NEVER allow her to go home on her own.

      How times are changing.

    • just saying
      December 10, 2015

      If the child was really feeling unwell ,whether the mother collected her from school or not she should have gone straight home.Children these days just like to give parents esp mothers too much problems.I pray for her safety though.

  38. rapees-ministas
    December 10, 2015

    10 days ago? why so long to alert the public?

    • December 10, 2015

      And has the Police put out an Island wide search for the young lady and did the school informed the Mother that the child was ill and depending on her condition wasn’t the hospital the best place to take her too instead of sending her home.

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