KINGSTON, Jamaica — Yet another video has gone viral on social media, showing a Jamaican woman beating a child heavily, amid tears and screaming from the child.
The new video shows a woman beating a little girl with a pink belt and telling her “Do your work”, as the child lay on the ground crying “mommy” among other things.
The woman later puts down the belt and uses her hand to further punish the child, dragging her hair among other things, as an older-looking child looked on and filmed the ordeal.
The woman is later heard saying, “Last year yuh come first inna class, yuh nah drop back”, before repeatedly slapping the little girl and admonishing her to do her work, and “don’t follow company”.
Earlier this year, another video went viral of a woman beating her child with a machete. She was later identified as 44-year-old Doreen Dyer after being arrested and charged with cruelty to a child.
The video sparked outrage from several corners of society including the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), formerly the Child Development Agency (CDA), which has repeatedly called for a ban on corporal punishment, though Dyer later received support from members of her Bath, St Thomas community who urged authorities to be lenient on her.