Girl in Viral Beating Video Receiving Psychological Help, says Green


State Minister of Youth, Floyd Green, says community members of Bath in St. Thomas — where the mother lives — say she’s a good parent.

Mr. Green says he’s spoken to residents of the community, including the woman’s children.

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Minister Green says the child seen being beaten in the video is receiving psychological help. He says he’s concerned about the publicity the matter is receiving and the likely impact on the child.

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Opposition Spokesperson on Youth, Damion Crawford, says the child is not the only victim in the incident. He says the mother is a victim of what he calls a ‘cultural practice of physical punishment’.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.