Baby born to 13 year old girl to remain in care of Department of Human Services

The Family Court ruled Monday that a three-month old baby who was  reported missing from his home in Castries last month and found hours later in a house nearby, should remain in the care of the Department of Human Services while a police investigation into the matter continues.

A source familiar with the case told St Lucia Times that a recommendation is likely to be made shortly on whether the baby’s thirteen year old mother should also be taken into protective care.

‘We are talking about two children here,’ the source said.

According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the police investigation will also target the father of the baby.

 

According to a relative,  baby Aaron was left  in the care of a male cousin  just before Christmas while the teenage mother went out.

It is reported that when the underage mother returned home around 1.am the following morning, the baby was present.

According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the mother of the child later left to visit an aunt.

It is reported that some time after 7.am, the baby’s grandmother came asking the mother for the child, prompting a search and a report to the police that the infant was missing.

The baby was later found alive and well and the Department of Human Services became involved, taking the child into its care.

20 Comments

  1. Vibz
    January 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Do the authorities know who impregnated this little juvenile? Does the government have the moral fortitude to speak out vociferously on this matter? Although this case is not precisely like Ubaldus’, the government cannot speak with moral clarity on this particular issue. Because Chastanet still refuses to deal decisively with Dr. Raymond’s gross misconduct, his administration is irreparably tainted. For the leader’s recalcitrance and lack of foresight, the country is rapidly sinking deeper and deeper into moral decadence.

    1. kelba
      January 9, 2018 at 9:05 am Reply

      I agree that the country has a moral and social responsibility and if the government have to be blamed why should it this government? This child was conceived about a year ago. Some may say it may be the mother first time at it. My question to you is what social activities was put in place by the previous administration for our youth. Maybe and just maybe she would have been a girls guide, a netballer, a footballer etc and have not time for such social ills.
      Anyway I wanted to make that point to you. However, I do not thing this thing should be a party politics issue as you have always done with other issues. I am awaiting the day you commend this administration on an issue.

      1. Vibz
        January 9, 2018 at 10:27 am

        Kelba , I have a lot od respect for you as I perceive you to be a very rational person. Let me assure you that I have absolutely no political affiliations. In fact, I have severely criticized the other major party when there is reason to do so. I have totally had it with the tribal politics . I am convinced that we, as a country, and a region, could have been light years ahead in our developmental thrust, if not for the hyper-partisan, ultra selfish, scorched-earth, vindictive, uncaring and filthy politics that is practiced by all political parties especially when they get into power. The SLP is equally as bad, if not worse than the present incumbent party. Both have short changed the people and have stifled the progress of the nation. The Labor Party, while in power, did a masterful job at wrecking the economy. The present governing party has lost its moral bearings and appear grossly Incompetent. I may be wrong but that’s exactly how I see it.

    2. Anonymous
      January 10, 2018 at 4:34 pm Reply

      Viber you don’t sound too well

  2. Cathy
    January 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Why don’t we do our job as parent and take care our children, do we really know where our children goes when the leave our homes. Why we want government to take care our our homes for us, people let us stop the ignorance and do whats right for our family, we blaming government for everything. We are the ones sinking our country in moral decadence. let us pray for each other and other country, stop paying politics with everything that happen.

    1. Vibz
      January 8, 2018 at 11:13 pm Reply

      The man who fathered this child should be arrested. His soul is eternally sick. There is no plausible defence for this. The GOVERNMENT sets the TONE for the country, PERIOD!!! If the government is CORRUPT and IMMORAL, the whole country would become CORRUPT and IMMORAL also. It is my fervent conviction, that this present government, by not dismissing Ubaldus for his indecent and immoral act, has shown very poor judgment and by its inaction has been compromised ethically and morally. Why do you think so many news anchors, Hollywood film stars and other men who held prominent positions in the American society have been kicked to the curb side. Ubaldus and this GOVERNMENT have HELL to pay for being grotesquely IMMORAL!!!!

    2. Black Widow
      January 9, 2018 at 4:47 pm Reply

      Parents may try their best with their children but I’ve seen kids behave completely different when their parents are around! But yes we need to be more assertive in our homes and the communities at large because we fail ourselves and each other. Gone are the days when we were our brothers keeper. When adults could actually correct children. When children were going outside to play and hv kids conversations? What happened to us? What’s happening to our future?

    3. Winston
      January 12, 2018 at 5:48 am Reply

      Parents are out there working 12 hour shifts for guards man and other security companies for 4;25 cents an hour and at hotels working split shifts for those hotel crooks smiling for white people and calling them sir or madam like all white people was knited by the queen…chastanet food and rum…

  3. Cooper
    January 8, 2018 at 9:27 pm Reply

    the Department of Human Services is a waste of tax payers money the so called social workers dies more try to get involve with the clients they know them selves

  4. CESS*NEWS
    January 8, 2018 at 10:12 pm Reply

    St. Lucia
    Whats going on up there ?

  5. Andy
    January 8, 2018 at 11:44 pm Reply

    So a 13 year girl (a minor) gives birth to baby and this incident neither did it automatically become a State Social Case (state property) nor raised red flag for reporting.

    By example we people including the youth learn and practice from observation therefore if the authority does not report incident or crime, likewise the people (John Doe and Jane Doe) would not.

    Unfortunately one could infer that State Authorities and their caretakers are duplicitous of moral decay of our society.

    Our professionals are too anxious to parade around Saint Lucia in their lovely and expensive SUVs.

    When will we wake up and smell the coffee?

    This is Clinical 101 and Administration 101!!!

  6. Andrew Morille
    January 8, 2018 at 11:53 pm Reply

    ……… Felicia Browne. Good observation. So a 13 year girl (a minor) gives birth to a baby and this incident neither did it automatically become a State Social Case (state property) nor raised a red flag for reporting.

    By example we people including the youth learn and practice by observation therefore if the authority does not report incident or crime, likewise the citizenry (John Doe and Jane Doe) would not.

    Unfortunately one could infer that State Authorities and their caretakers are duplicitous of moral decay of our society.

    Our professionals are too anxious to parade around Saint Lucia in their lovely and expensive SUVs thereby overlooking to do all the right things.

    When will we wake up and smell the coffee?

    This is Clinical 101 and Administration 101!!!

  7. Real Deal
    January 9, 2018 at 5:58 am Reply

    New law. Government offers the father a job. Six days a week. At the end of the month, you hand him a pay slip of how much money he earnded, but the actual money goes to taking care of the two children.
    Father not allowed to leave the island for the next 18 years, must still find ways to maintain him self and any other children he may have.

  8. Luica
    January 9, 2018 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Wow 13 year old mom dat not good maybe is the family is there fault

  9. Luica
    January 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm Reply

    I no who the father is

  10. D d d
    January 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm Reply

    Dat child is a child u cant blame her sometime is the way the famliy rasie her I know her personal she is a good child full of potential and smart social service need to give a chance to make ting right she need go back to school to get a stable education so that she will be able to forget her past look forward to her future and achieve her goals with a fresh start and a new mind set I know she love her son aronn with all her heart and soul please make a change in your life too much people saying bad ting about u I know dat not u make everybody see u a good child and mom

  11. Cherry
    January 9, 2018 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Where is that child’s MOTHER and FATHER please don’t b Blame the government

  12. Sylvia
    January 10, 2018 at 2:15 am Reply

    Wow a child is pregnant and we talk about Dr Raymond and his despeakable behavior as a politician. The government we blame. All parents wants what’s best for their children. Like the saying goes “you can take the horse to the well but you can’t make it drink”. Parents can only instill good behavior and try their best in the up bringing of their children but they can’t make up the minds of the children.

  13. errol Charles
    January 10, 2018 at 2:16 pm Reply

    The decadence of the nations moral fibre is not propelled by politics but by the inate progress of sin. We are only reaping the fruits of its consequence. Nonetheless, that does not excise a man of poor judgement when he has a hard prik. The father of that child and the gameplayers need to set foot forward with accountavility not keaving her in such a plight on her own.

  14. Una
    January 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm Reply

    I totally agree with vibz second comment. And before we get political parties involved, we need to assess the teenagers situation and find out what the issue is. The government does not have to raise our children they can have community programs in place, but raising our children is the responsibility of a parent

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