Mother, mate charged with wounding child

A Guyanese woman and her partner, who were living and working in Barbados under the Caricom Single Market and Economy free movement of labour programme, appeared in court yesterday charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding her eight-year-old child.

The 27-year-old woman, a manager, and her 38-year-old boyfriend, a painter, who reside at Four Roads, St Philip, pleaded not guilty to the charges when they appeared at the St Matthias Magistrates Court before Magistrate Elwood Watts.

The mother was charged that between August 2019 to April 2022, she did unlawfully and maliciously wound her eight-year-old daughter, while her boyfriend was charged with committing the same offence on the child between January 2020 and April, 2022.

Prosecutor Station Sergeant St Clair Phillips objected to bail but after submissions by the couple’s attorney, Samuel Legay, they were granted bail in the sum of $5 000 each and ordered not to contact the child, who has been removed from the residence by the state. (MB)

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