UPDATE: Woman stabs infant to death in Grand Bay

The body of the child being removed from the scene
The body of the child being removed from the scene

A woman, who is said to be mentally challenged, has reportedly stabbed a minor to death in Geneva, Grand Bay, on Sunday morning.

Dominica News Online understands the woman was the child’s mother.

The two-year and eight-month-old child has been identified as Gabriel Bruno.

The child was pronounced dead by a medical doctor at the Grand Bay Health Center at about 7:20 am on Sunday, Police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste said in an official report.

He stated that the mother of the infant reported the death at the Grand Bay Police Station that same morning.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened and the mother has been admitted to the Psychiatric Unit.

Sources told DNO that among injuries suffered by the child was slashed throat, but this was not confirmed by the police.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

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126 Comments

  1. Face the Facts
    May 23, 2016

    Sad story. Someone informed me the child is a boy and how he was murdered. It is upsetting. I told the person, I could imagine the mess in the house.
    I was also informed that the mother went next day to the police station and reported that she murdered the child.
    She is not fully mentally challenged. There are worst people than her who would not have reported it but would remain there until someone found them.
    I was also informed that she burned down her father’s house. As someone commented, she also injured her mother.
    She took the child from her mother. If only her mother was able to telephone the police or someone else in authority, this child would have been alive.
    Her mother will have to give evidence to the police how she happened to take the child.
    If she is not fully mentally challenged she will give the police an account of what transpired and why she killed the child.
    All the same she is in need of psychiatric help.

  2. May 23, 2016

    DNO, was the lady mentally challenge or mentally insane?
    There is a fundamental difference.

  3. May 23, 2016

    All the comments we make re pal rep n mother n father…this is a lesson for us …. everything just taking time before it surfaces again and its only when it resurfaces we start blaming people but all the killing that’s going on we need to bring back stiff penalties …… I rest my case. Rest in peace lil one this is a call welfare get on board

  4. Lisad
    May 23, 2016

    Ok let’s say that the majority of people posting on DNO are in the 18-50 age range then it seems to me that there is a high level of illiteracy among you. Even if others tried to differentiate between mentally ill and mentally challenged you continue to talk about institutionalizing. A mentally challenged individual is someone we sometimes use the derogotary term” retarded” to describe.. Most cannot perform everyday intellectual duties but are often in sound mind unlike mentally ill people who are “crazy”.

  5. forreal
    May 23, 2016

    with all the comments I am baffled,i saw one comment that said that the child was being raised by the woman’s mom,did not you guys seen that comment!!,people this is most unfortunate and a disaster,this is the second time this has happened in dominica,the first one fled to Canada,and up to now we not heard any convictions,mentally ill people need to be removed from society and placed were there welfare can be addressed.

    • June
      May 23, 2016

      The one who fled to Canada is on Facebook. She claims her family is covering it up and that she wants to face her punishment.

  6. Too Hard Too Long
    May 23, 2016

    And as usual, instead of holding people accountable for their actions, we choose instead to blame the government. Have we become so childlike, so docile that we no longer are responsible for what we do? We cannot think, we cannot feel, we cannot choose, we cannot reason? I have the reasonable expectation that the persons posting comments on DNO are adults and so I expect to at least see some semblance of reason in your comments. I feel very discouraged right now that these adults are raising the next generation, I’m afraid for Dominica. Common sense has left the country.

    • Shortie
      May 23, 2016

      Very well said!

    • ANNA MARIE
      May 23, 2016

      Of course we should hold governments and the intuitions that be responsible for the young child’s death. Dominicans too damn hypocrite. Only when something happens we cry and rant and rave. Why can’t we be proactive? Where was welfare in all of this? Where was the mental health department? Where were the neighbors? All we concerned about is politics whilst over country going to grass.

  7. Kris
    May 23, 2016

    If she is known to be mentally challenged…Why wasn’t the child removed the child from her care? This is sickening! Only in Dominica…..There are people being made a monthly salary to handle situations like these…So many unfit mothers in the country..go find them and take action…young, mentally challenged, unemployed etc..yet still the welfare and other organization sitting just drawing a salary on tax payers money…get up and work!

    • only me
      May 23, 2016

      Not only in Dominica, You knows that there is child abuse around the World. We need to inform the Welfare Department cause they can’t know everything.

    • Shortie
      May 23, 2016

      This is a very sad situation…….BUT NOT ONLY IN DOMINICA………….Still I will agree something could be done before this tragedy happened.

  8. Mashupper
    May 23, 2016

    Buh were else dey expect 2 put a MENTALLY challenged gyal besides d psych ward? Buh really… Ally duz take politics 2 anida level very time sumtin happen in DA eh…. Skerro not Jesus eno, he cya make miracles happen… If one of them high and mighty people decide to run for on 1 day…… God be with them….

    RIP little girl… I hope your afterlife will be much greater and grand than it was in this short one.

    • Mashupper
      May 23, 2016

      Liitle boy…. Papa bondye…. :oops:

  9. cameron
    May 23, 2016

    This child was neglected by the entire population.Here it is today in Dominica,a minister resigned due to alleged sexual acts towards minors.Then he is on stage with the leader of the country that supports him fully.Dominicans need to start praying and really good.I remember hurricane David of 1979,Our beloved country was in war over politics.The almighty sent us a great message.We have a leader that thinks he is the great savior and almighty.But our time is drawing near where the big shock will come,and we all will wake up.Skerrit goes around and shares a few dollars to keep the people quiet,but people remember he did not create the world,and time is coming and it wont be good.

    • Shortie
      May 23, 2016

      REALLY????

  10. Pipirit
    May 23, 2016

    Justina Charles, this is headlines on your constituency,
    I would like to think that this menrally ill mother, the sick, amd needy of Grand Bay, are the ones
    who need your support and that kind off being there, that you spoke about in support for the Labour PEDOPHILE, you gave more honor than your husband.
    The sick, mentally ill, children and the elderly are severely neglected.
    That $200.monthly petty cash for votes, the elderly receive, does not cut it, to take care of them.
    Too many of them are sick in dire conditions, living alone to be raped, while Dominica rattles to her grave in corruption.

  11. My business
    May 23, 2016

    This is what happens when mentally ill individuals are ignored and not treated effectively. This young woman burnt a man’s house to the ground before this incident. She was always a threat to others but like so many mentally ill people, she was free to harm again. We always wait until something happens to run our mouths then after 5 days and then forget until something else happen. Keep voting govts for roads and bridges.

  12. May 23, 2016

    I’m very sure that the child protective services here in the U.S is way more advance than that of DA..and it happens here in the U.S countless times…Just some months back a young woman fling her daughter out off their apartment window to her death…it happened in the Bronx…and not only that the very same woman use to have a day care,taking care of other people kids…no one blamed the President nor the Governor or the Mayor of New York…..

  13. Tj
    May 22, 2016

    I am waiting for the Denise lady who wants to be a PR to say something concerning this matter

  14. Hot Debate
    May 22, 2016

    Is the child’s father mentally ill?

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      May 23, 2016

      Good question? if not why did the woman become pregnant.

  15. diaspora
    May 22, 2016

    Its very sad and heart breaking to read some of the comments on DNO.People have a heart think of the familes of this lady of this child put yourself in their place, how would you feel reading all those negative vibes. We claim to be children of God but we tend to forget that the people we are talking about are children of God also inspite off. JESUS IS COMING SOON PEOPLE stop the negative vibes about each other.

  16. Face the Facts
    May 22, 2016

    She is mentally challenged. The child should not have been left alone with her. There should have been adult supervision.
    The mother is in this situation and she got pregnant. She must have been raped. This should have been an ongoing case for D/ca Social Services.
    The poor grandmother and other members of her family must be in deep grief.
    My heartfelt sympathy to you. As sad as it is, the child is in the arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The last breathe taken, He welcomed the child with open arms.
    This is not to say that Our Lord was not deeply saddened and cried to see what happened to one of his little ones.
    You know the saying, “God protects (us) from something worst than death.”
    Rest little innocent one, now an angel in the arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother, the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of all mothers. You are safe and sound where no harm can ever befall you. God is so good!
    You are far better off than we are on this earth.

  17. Caretaker
    May 22, 2016

    This is not new to me but to read comments about the PM AND THIS HAPPEN IN YOUR BACK YARD. you know this woman was not fit to care for a little innocent and yet you say nothing until she loose her precious life. come on baby haunt them down until they recognize the Christ Jesus. REMEMBER that little toddler has done nothing to any one. You could have save her life but you didn’t nothing. News on line will preserved you not a chance. Love thy neighbor as thy self this is the second greatest commandments. workers come in and enjoy your fruits. where is telemacque the two time crook

    • D.L.P
      May 23, 2016

      Everything is Skerrit……all u stupid in Dominica wee. He is not the law…..he sets an example to us and follows the law.This is clearly a welfare case or a case which needs to be evaluated by a specialist…….like a psychologist

  18. Roseau River
    May 22, 2016

    R.I.P.

  19. *Sigh*
    May 22, 2016

    Like all those “unstable” mothers, this one will go free as well. An unstable mother should not be anywhere near people or children. She should have been institutionalized from day one. Will be looking at that one closely. R.I.P little one :(

  20. Sad
    May 22, 2016

    Now she will be institutionalized.

  21. Delvin
    May 22, 2016

    Long time I give up on skerrit mista lost his way he does not even care about our abused children only
    passports mista cares about.

    • Punjab
      May 23, 2016

      So Skerrit that make her kill the child, eh?

  22. dhigh
    May 22, 2016

    Set the woman free… Infact send her Canada to met the the other one… Is sot we dominicans sot already..smh

    • OLI
      May 23, 2016

      This one is a real mentally ill person, and cant be compared to the “other one” sent to Canada. She should have been at the institution for treatment long ago.

  23. May 22, 2016

    we can talk all we want and have countless opinions but these kinds of acts only the Creator knows and can deal with these human nature acts.

  24. may
    May 22, 2016

    Lets see if they blame the opposition for this one.

    • just saying
      May 23, 2016

      nah!! all blame goes to the government as usual. since when opposition just get blamed for anything?

  25. dan is the man in the van
    May 22, 2016

    Another failed Government planning for mentally ill patients and vagrants. where are the institutions for these people. where are our health insurance and proper health care… money is being spent lavishly on a bi election yet still there are nothing in place for mentally challenge persons and vagrants roaming the streets… my goodness Lord please intervene… This person should not be sent to prison. why isn’t the ruling government doing anything about this alarming situation,. where are the institutions for those people to be getting help and proper medicare… .. This is a real sad situation and I blame the government for not taking care of the health issues of the citizens of dominica… vagrants and mentally ill persons are all over the city and everywhere causing a nuisance to citizens and the tourism but yet still there is a blind eye to this instead its more SEWO…

    • %
      May 22, 2016

      You are right….Some hypocrites are telling people what that has to do with politics?…Dominica is one of the most badly broken country in the commonwealth….Money is wasted on everything that will keep one man wearing a crown,TO HELL WITH THE PEOPLE!!!

    • Justsaying
      May 22, 2016

      Why don’t YOU do something about it?? If it’s a problem Why don’t you sacrifice whatever it is that you are doing right now in life and make a difference. We are all willing to TALK TALK TALK… Why don’t you do something. That’s all.

    • Punjab
      May 23, 2016

      They have a PU here but many of these people and those around them are in denial about their illness and will not even seek help when they become mentally ill. It is only when they do these acts many of us get to know the depth of their mental illness.

  26. A mental illness can do this to a mother. We need to get all the facts before we judge.

    It has been said the grandmother was raising the child. Where was the grandmother when this stabbing was taking place?

    Two other questions com to mind.

    Was the mother receiving psychiatric care?

    Was child welfare overseeing the care of he child?

    One would expect a caseworker would be making frequent trips to the home to monitor the mental state of the mother. Was this happening?

    It is a shame a tragedy like this has to take place before family members and the authorities grasp the seriousness of the situation and begin to function in their proper roles.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • The cake man
      May 22, 2016

      @ Rev. Donald Hill, To your question “Was child welfare overseeing the care of he child?” Which child welfare are you referring to? Are you referring to the ‘Red Clinic’ welfare like PM Skerrit runs? Rev, the purpose of this Welfare is ONLY to help Skerrit win an election and it does not make allowance for the needy. No way would any case worker make frequent trips.

      To your other point, “It is a shame a tragedy like this has to take place before family members and the authorities grasp the seriousness of the situation and begin to function in their proper roles.” FYI, Justina Charles of the DLP, is the Parliamentary representative and she is busy at a DLP rally in a neighboring village as they prepare for a by-election, after the resignation of Hon. Ian Pinard who was arrested and charged for an alleged incident with a minor. Hope you are getting a better understanding of the government you have been so frequently defending.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2016

      Mr. Hill, Child Welfare in Dominica when you read the stuff it is only in name. It is not a system as found in Canada, the United States and Europe.

      I have a colleague in New York, I do know if his still works within the welfare system, nevertheless, if she was at home sleeping, and she got a call that a child was even crying for a long period of time, regardless the hour of night, and how dangerous it might be in a ghetto; she had to go to look after the welfare of that child.

      She is Dominica born married to a Dominica born doctor also. There is a tall building residential at he back of my house, the people went out and took in about eight foster children they claim with disabilities, the children stood on a balcony and smoke marijuana all night, they throw whatever they do not want over my fence. I tolerated it, until one day I went out and all my cars were splashed with a substance, while I was looking at the mess, one of them throw a pile of grapes on me.

      I simply came…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2016

      I simply came into the house and call child welfare services and told them about the smoking of the marijuana all night along with noise, and what they did to my property, and me; and if the state did not do something about them, I am going to damage one of the kids, maybe I will shoot one of them, I mean I would not hurt them, but the lady said to me sir pleas don’t hurt them, I am going to move them from there.

      That was in the morning about nine o’clock: about three o’clock in the afternoon I was out there washing off the substance, which I discovered was soft drinks; One of them looked out a window and said; sir, you don’t have to put up with us any longer we are leaving right now.

      That’s how fast the Welfare system works around here, in Dominica it’s simply garbage talk! They run off their mouth so that Dominicans can believe Skerrit is doing great things!

    • May 23, 2016

      Sadly we do not have community mental health workers attached to each district health teams. Psychiatric care is still Roseau Centric and private care inevitably focusses on the “worried well”. This means that customised casework, that those with long term psychotic illnesses need, is a long way off.

  27. Really?
    May 22, 2016

    What politics got to do-
    got to do with this.
    What politics
    when that’s not even the issue

    ( sing to the tune of ‘What’s love got to do with it) My Tina Turner remix

    My heart goes out to the family. My condolences for their losses.

    • Critical thinker
      May 22, 2016

      Really, you really innocent. Politics have everything to do with that. Too many mental people roaming the roads and nothing is done to take care of them. A government is placed to take care of the people but nothing is done. Is issues upon issues yet they are still bawling five more years my foot.

    • syncronize
      May 23, 2016

      Mam, politics has everything to to with this!!! Our health system, our family well being, our relationships, the quality and nature of our work, the environment, our education and everything impacting on our life is basically reflective of the type of government we have; so…. politics has everything to do with it. The government is elected to ensure improvement in our standard of living. So politics is a 100% the reason of what happen to the baby and the mother. I re-iterate this government does not care about the well-being of this nation. They have no money for anything important in the country, hospital, agriculture, jobs, etc, and they have sooooo much at a twinkle of an eye to squander on sewo for a bi-election? These people are too wicked. Where the money coming from?

  28. eat en
    May 22, 2016

    Now, she gonna have a liar (lawyer) say dat she was a sufferer of post something syndrome.

    • Punjab
      May 23, 2016

      Boy, allyu Dominicans insensitive we.

  29. Not Important
    May 22, 2016

    Every time is read people comments i realize Dominicans have a problem with their ability to read first and get facts before speaking or commenting. a whole set of people asking why did not the family or someone help, but i don’t know the people involved but i did read clearly that the mother was the one taking the lead in raising the child. so it does mean that family was supportive. People ask where was welfare, again if a mother or any other family is assisting in caring for a child, why should welfare come in and take the child to give to a total stranger. People ask why is the person not in a mental home. Again people should know there are no mental homes in Dominica, the psychiatric ward at PMH only treats you and send you home if you can be medicated. they only keep a few persons because their condition cannot be reversed.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2016

      Haven’t you read where, someone said she stabbed her mother also on some occasion. That incident alone should have alerted her family something is wrong with her, unless they know she is just another criminal.

      If it is true that she stabbed her mother, that is a sure sign that this lady has some form of chemical imbalance in her brain. I do no know how old is she, however, if she was born with some form of chemical imbalance, by the time she got to the age of eighteen (18) years old she should have had her first onset.

      Much later than could all be because of life atrocities, dugs and other mind altering substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs. I would not be surprised is life atrocities is the cause of her problems, since Dominica is a place where life is hopeless.

      Someone said don’t bring politics into it; the bad labor party politics in Dominica may have contributed to that!

    • Kris
      May 23, 2016

      How much do you know about the Welfare and how they operate You are asking people to consider facts of the case…May you should take a pause and investigate the operation of the welfare for yourself. Find out..what assessment was done by the Welfare dpt to determine the fitness/capability of the Grandmother in caring for the child? How much access/visiting rights does the mother given her mental condition? Is the grandmother the legal guardian or just the caretaker? I know how they operate….There are a few good officers…by good I only mean “caring”..they are not properly trained..if trained at all…..But the entire welfare staff needs to be reviewed..They seem to be more admin officers than welfare (caring) officers.

  30. eat en
    May 22, 2016

    Grambay and porks-mout, why are these two villages part of Dominica? Can’t they make a reservation to put these peoples on as was done for the Caribs? Choops man!!!!!

    • John Paul
      May 22, 2016

      Very racist comment.Search Your Soul and do unto others as You would have them do unto You

    • Me
      May 23, 2016

      Are you implying that the Kalinago are mentally retarded? What an awful statement.

    • Shade
      May 23, 2016

      I think this one is mentally challenged. oh oh :cry:

  31. purple a combination of blue and red
    May 22, 2016

    the child was raised by her mum

  32. purple a combination of blue and red
    May 22, 2016

    Please ppl get the full story first before making comments that make u look like fools. this is not political. forget politics and be human. this is murder, prison and great sorrow. lennox and skerrit have radars to see and know what happening every where,. those wicked ppl who know whats going on and allows it to reach to that point must be held responsible

  33. Yinka
    May 22, 2016

    It is amazing how some of the more educated ..always come up with the most retarded comments…..just a sad situation all around…prays for the Baby…the Morher…and the family…that are left to deal with this and must be asking..”could we have done more”…Just prays Dominicans….save the ither stuff!

  34. truththe
    May 22, 2016

    Well, well so the Pal. Rep a retired nurse did not know of this case. While she there praising a man. We are inneed of real women politicians who will have a transplant heart to see the need of all people. It is sad news, are we not our neighbours keeper.

  35. Jerry
    May 22, 2016

    U ppl need to stop acting like this is news. What about the lady that stabbed her two children in Mahaut. We need to speak up against these things.

  36. savage
    May 22, 2016

    The same set that cryin down the lady they to killing children every month in their belly…all of alu mental…rip to all life gone prematurely

  37. May 22, 2016

    She sshould be jailed….it should have better laws……..oonce something like that happen in da they mad or crazy

  38. BG
    May 22, 2016

    this incident is very sad. We need to be more proactive when dealing with people with mental issues

  39. Work @ grand bay
    May 22, 2016

    Oh boy!! Sorry to hear this sad incident. When things happen we have to much to say. The child lived with both mother and grand mother. The grand mother was the one more less taking care of the chil.

  40. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 22, 2016

    There is a difference between a mentally challenger person, and one who is actually mentally ill. A psychotic disorder is totally different from being mentally challenged!

    When we are talking about a mentally challenged person we are implying some form of mental retardation, subaverage general intellectual functioning that brings with it some degree of impaired adaptation in learning, social adjustment, or maturation, in all three areas, classified as a development disability.

    This type of mental disorder is not a disease; it is a general term for a wide range of conditions, resulting from many different causes. Many of these are directly related to various diseases, either in the mother during pregnancy, or in the infant; only some are hereditary. The general health of the mother, and the economic situation of family may also play a role in such condition. Now mental retardation is a relative term; its meaning depends on what society demands of the individual in learning,…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2016

      Continue:

      Now mental retardation is a relative term; its meaning depends on what society demands of the individual in learning, skills, and social responsibility.

      Many people who are considered retarded in this complex modern world would get along normally in a much simpler society. No point of me explain how that is diagnosed.

      Nevertheless, psychosis disorders such as schizophrenia are a different group of serious illnesses, which affects the human mind; and which has caused the tormented, and delusional mind to commit murder. These illnesses alter a persons ability to think clearly, and make good judgments, or to respond emotionally, communicate effectively, nor comprehend reality, or behave appropriately!

      When symptoms are severe, people with psychotic disorders have difficulty staying in touch with reality, they are unable to meet the ordinary demands of daily life, nevertheless, even severe psychotic disorders can be treated effectively. Mental illness however,…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2016

      Finally; mental illness however, should not cause someone to kill, since mentally ill (crazy) people are very much aware of what they are doing even in the commission of murder! This lady’s problem is not simply a mentally challenged issue, it is deeper than that!

      There are lots of mentally ill people out there existing with homicidal thought: however, they do not harm themselves, never mind killing their children. One simply question, don’t we treat mentally ill people in Dominica: spent thirty million dollars to buy votes, couldn’t some of that go to the purchasing of psychiatric medication treat people like that lady in an asylum?

      • DontCare
        May 22, 2016

        No ones gives a shit about who you are.

      • CONSPIRACY THEORIST
        May 23, 2016

        You have stated the facts Bro. Thanks for doing the research of us all. We do appreciate the service.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 23, 2016

        “CONSPIRACY THEORIST”

        For the record: if your response is in reference to me, be informed apart from being a professional Electronic/Electrical Engineer, I have a sound medical background, I majored in Health Science, so anything you read that I write about medical science, did not originate on the Internet, I got it out of a medical school!

        I do not research the Internet, if it is beyond me, and did not learn it in college our university, I do not touch it!

  41. Crab Man
    May 22, 2016

    If the mother was mentally challenged, why didn’t the welfare division take the child? But then again welfare doesn’t have money and power, since Skerrit has his own welfare, and monies that should be in the hands of the welfare division to meet the needs of the needy, Skerrit has it giving to friends of the DLP to win election while Dominica goes to hell.
    NO politics but REALITY

  42. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    May 22, 2016

    May the holy innocent Rest In Peace.

    I wish one day I will come on this site when a tragedy happens and we don’t immediately make it a political one, but truly sympathize with the people involved because one day that could be our own family.

    Why when similar things happen in First World Countries the Government is not automatically blamed and they happen 100 times more often than in Dominica, and those who live overseas can attest to that if they would be honest. We will never move forward as a country if we go to sleep and wakeup and think of who government official to blame today and we ourselves take no responsibility.

    All we know from the DNO article a mother who is mentally challenged killed her child. Thousands of mentally challenged people never kill and can be productive members of society. Who do we praise for that?

  43. As I see it
    May 22, 2016

    Where was Justina Charles? Didn’t she know there was a mentally ill child in her constituency that needed attention? Well then again I don’t even know if she cares about minors based on recent statements she made. As far as she is concerned a man who was arrested and charged for some kind of funny allegation against a minor is her hero so what can I say?

    But the fact is, when the foundation of a house is evil, the house is weak and vulnerable and such is the condition of Dominica these days. We call and treat good as evil and evil as good, what do we expect? For example, a few years ago we had that similar incident in Mahaut where a mother stabbed both of her minors to death. We said she was mentally disturbed and instead of a fair trial and justice, she was maybe sent to Canada, because her people were deeply involved in church and very dear friends of politicians.

    I will not say for now until I hear what Reggie has to say about that very sad incident.

  44. Titiwi
    May 22, 2016

    This is something that deeply saddens and enrages me at the same time. There is no money to fund our social services properly but thousands upon thousands are spent on a little by-election that hardly makes a dent in the make-up of the government. We should pause and think what- and where our priorities aught to be!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2016

      They also have money to pay that damn stupid guy to sing everybody must live under the same roof. I saw a bunch of Skerrit’s clowns and Tar-babies dressed up in read listening to another paid puppet to sing blue and red must live under one roof.

      That translate into Skerrit does not want any opposition, so he pay his puppet to sing a song which he believes will influence UWP supporters to jump ship and go on his side. I suspect they will win, because most of them has taken Skerrit money.

      As long as one accept a bribe, psychologically it is almost impossible for them not to vote for Skerrit!

  45. May 22, 2016

    i cant believe this why would someone do this to a child they are so innocent i fill so sorry for this child rest in peace god is with u :( :-| very sad alas

  46. May 22, 2016

    i cant believe this why would someone do this to a child they are so innocent i fill so sorry for this child rest in peace god is with u :( :-|

  47. Faceup
    May 22, 2016

    The Social system in Dominica needs to be arrested … Everything in Dominica is BACKWARD. Yes i know so, cause I know better..

  48. Duncekyat
    May 22, 2016

    It is a sick and uncaring society that would let a known mentally challenged parent raise a baby/toddler. The mother should be allowed supervised access to the baby, but she should not have the responsibility of raising that child. Caring for a baby is stressful enough for a person with sound mental health. Now imagine what that stress can do to an already damaged and fragile mind. Hopefully, the baby’s death will not be in vain. Maybe, just maybe it will be a wake-up call for our people and government to do more to protect the vulnerable citizens of our country. I hope I’m right ’cause I’m holding my breath.

    • Bouche cabrit
      May 22, 2016

      duncekyat, I couldnt agree with you more. When I heard of this incident, I asked myself where is the welfare dept. where are the community leaders? why was this child not taken away from this woman. God help us

      • Punjab
        May 23, 2016

        My two cents is that the mother should not have left the child in her care knowing the reason. But then again, she took a chance….after all it is the woman’s child….never anticipated the outcome…only God knows.

    • Children Voices
      May 22, 2016

      That is exactly what I was thinking. A mentally challenged person is unsuitable to raise a baby, especially without supervision. The Welfare division should be fully aware of this and should have taken action. Let us hope and pray that this will serve as a signal that the system needs to be changed.

    • Lennox Rokwell
      May 22, 2016

      I agree with you there should be facilities psychologist ect in place for our people i grew up in america and every crime committed by a white man was declared as mental conditions. we are quick to toss our people in jail and say they are no good but the powers that be should take their community and people into consideration. our government/people can do more to make sure things like this dont happen, just like they send a rep from domlec to check meters we should also have someone cheking on the mentally ill people in every community. WAKE UP CALL IS RIGHT I HOPE.

    • oh Yes
      May 22, 2016

      I sense your empathy and I share your point of view.

    • LaLaLa
      May 22, 2016

      She was not raising the child. Her mother was. But we do need to have a better mental facility to house persons with mental disabilities.

  49. mine
    May 22, 2016

    The same incident happened in St. Croix five years ago, she snapped and stabbed her chilld to death. She was sick but might be taking care of her child better than normal mother and nobody thought it would end up to this. What a sad situation.

    • Punjab
      May 23, 2016

      Right on point. There are people who just run their mouth without understanding.

  50. coco
    May 22, 2016

    This young girl needs to institutionalised…………………. So she has been living with her mother. She also stabbed her mother sometime last year and then she was back staying with her i guess because she doesn’t want her daughter on the streets because men used to abuse her by numbers. It wasn’t right to kill that innocent child but it’s wrong to allow these types of mentally ill people to live with their families instead of a mental institute…………………………

    • Lennox Rokwell
      May 22, 2016

      oh yea she is messed up the pressures will bust pipes

  51. Dominican Passports 4 sale
    May 22, 2016

    No comment… Where all those commenters with “Gwanbay” in their name?

    • Questions
      May 22, 2016

      Off topic again? Right where u are with uwp disguised in their name fool. Except they not giving uwp a bad name by writing stuff that sounds like you; fart.

    • gwan granbay
      May 22, 2016

      We here …. grand bay is grandbay…was it the constituency business to take the child when welfare knew the woman’s situation…. please stop shouting we here we grand bay this can happen anywhere some of all u just waiting to hear grandbay when it goes down other places u guys keep silent….stupes

  52. coco
    May 22, 2016

    She was not raising the child.. her mother was the one raising the child her mother has been raising the child from baby

    • Children Voices
      May 22, 2016

      If that was the case, how then was she allowed to be with the child unsupervised. Obviously she was involved in some capacity to be left alone to do this. No need to defend. If the mother was the one raising the child, then she should be charged with child neglect.

  53. May 22, 2016

    there Is always someone to involve politics stupes.. RIP little one

  54. Peter Karam
    May 22, 2016

    she will plead post partum depression so she will be sent to Canada

    • Titiwi
      May 22, 2016

      Post partum depression more than three years after the birth of the child? hardly likely Peter. You may be confusing that with your own post partum septum pellucidum my friend.

    • Me
      May 22, 2016

      She is mentally ill.

    • Face the Facts
      May 22, 2016

      I conclude that you are sarcastic. :lol: As far as we knew, Sarah Augustine’s parents were then residing in Ontario. I was told he is a pastor. I was also informed that he had returned to D/ca. I have no idea whether this is true.
      These people were influential in getting the DPP to sneak her out of Dominica. You do know the full story of this saga which you heard and read through the D/ca Media and the comments about this case.
      Does this woman have family in Canada? It so happened she killed her child due to mental incapacity. If she has no contacts and is not well-known she will be sent to the Dominica facility for the insane. I assume, she was arrested and for now kept in detention or prison.

  55. anti bs
    May 22, 2016

    damm :(

  56. sadly
    May 22, 2016

    Bodia. .Hmmmm

  57. May 22, 2016

    Sad, just praying for another Breaking News headline.

    • Face the Facts
      May 22, 2016

      Nothing else to do? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  58. mine
    May 22, 2016

    If the woman was mentally challenged where was child welfare to protect this child.

    • Drina
      May 22, 2016

      Thank you!

    • Dominican
      May 22, 2016

      Probably getting ready for the rally this afternoon in Scotts head in support of a “real” man, who has been charged with child molestation and is out on bail. Very unfortunate timing. I pray both for the soul of the child and the disturbed mother, whose mind must be in turmoil.

      • Available
        May 22, 2016

        How ignorant and stupid some people are. Mery

      • mine
        May 22, 2016

        IF you don’t have anything good to say, say nothing that not the time an innocent child was killed by his or her mentally challenged mom have some empathy.

      • hashtag
        May 22, 2016

        How is this related. Your moment is tasteless.

        RIP to this innocent soul.

      • Original Mahaut Man
        May 22, 2016

        you are just a ignorant and stupid person.

      • Anonymous
        May 23, 2016

        Old Chinese saying. The truth hurts, the unvarnished truth pains.

    • %
      May 22, 2016

      RED CLINIC we have,this institution you mentioned is toothless….You see why some Labourites don’t want to hear the word politics..They know very much about how the states resources have bee squandered…I SHALL TALK!!!

    • South side shabin
      May 22, 2016

      The child WAS NOT LIVING WITH HIS MOTHER he was living with his grand mother who raised him you Dominicans are so quick to point fingers before getting a story straight ! As to how the child’s mother got hold of him we may not be sure but the child was not with his mother

      • troubled
        May 23, 2016

        sweety get ur facts straight the grandmother was given the child from welfare the grand mother recently moved in with her daughter when she was suppose to stay away den left the child with the night the night the child was killed…the grandmother is the one that should be arrested

    • May 22, 2016

      There is no social welfare in Dominica ,there is police welfare only.Social welfare don’t make any money for gov’t ,mentally ill ,sick,handicaps and those who cannot defend themselves like that baby who was killed in the country is not worthy for protection..It is a shame to see how low my country has become…and it is just the beginning …rip little angel ,this is heart breaking..

    • Truth and Knowledge
      May 22, 2016

      Very telling that you didn’t ask, “where was the father”?

      • People are ashamed to ask “Where is the father”.

        This is a huge problem in some parts of the world.

        I do not know the circumstances of this precious child’s birth or parental situation so I am speaking only in general terms.

        A woman who bears a child out of wedlock is often left alone struggling to care for and raise the child. Without a loving father in the home she has no proper covering and help in a time of adversity. When the mother suffers from a mental illness (or any illness) this is an added challenge.

        It is not sociology 101 to know this is not how it was intended to be.

        When people violate God’s moral code (1 Corinthians 6:18-20) by committing fornication (sex outside of holy matrimony) they place themselves and others at risk of disadvantage and pain that can last a long time.

        Parents at home should teach Biblical morals to their children. This should be reinforced by teachers in the schools.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist

  59. blessed
    May 22, 2016

    she is mentally challenged yet no body saw it fit to take that child away from her. Her family, friends and neighbours all watch a mentally challenged woman raise a child. who is our brother’s keeper? we are so caught up in politics nowadays, that we fail to see other issues. Something like these had to happen to give a wake up call. but its too late. for the poor child who suffered the fate.

    • NUWP
      May 22, 2016

      Amen

    • Sambo
      May 22, 2016

      U so right they all caught up in the political arena and not paying attention to nothing else around them…if the know she was mentally challenge someone should step in to help long before this happens

    • %
      May 22, 2016

      DNO said that the exact circumstances are unclear and/or unknown at the time….So unless you are from GBay,you are just puffing off hot air like people who sit on the roadside 24 hrs a day,do about hard working people..Looking at the place,I can already conclude that the mentally challenged most likely had someone taking care of the child…You need to listen first,thesn talk after.

    • BB
      May 22, 2016

      IS THINGS LIKE THAT FOR THEM TO TAKE INTEREST IN AND THEY NOT DOING IT….if they knew she had a mental illness why was she allowed to leave the hospital with the child

    • Fedup
      May 22, 2016

      Her mother was raising the child. Find out the whole story before you comment nonsense and those other idiots just folllow suit and even involving politics in it. Smh. You people are more sick than this woman

    • Mentally challenged :?

      If this mother was unqualified to raise a child either

      (1) It should have been taken from her and placed in proper care, or

      (2) A trained caseworker should have been frequently visiting that home to monitor their situation.

      It should have been a psychiatrist who decided which of the two above possibilities was followed.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. (Pastoral Counselor Certificate)

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