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THE BAHAMAS Children’s Emergency Hostel. Photo: Donovan McIntosh/Tribune Staff

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Boy cursed caretaker on day he was spanked

A BOY who testified in court yesterday of his alleged beating at the Children’s Emergency Hostel admitted to cursing one of the caretakers and calling her a “b----” on the day he got spanked.

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Children tell of beatings at hostel

TWO children testified about alleged beatings they endured at the Children’s Emergency Hostel during the trial of six women accused of child cruelty at the care home.

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Six charged for care home cruelty

SIX women were charged yesterday with child cruelty in connection with the beating of a number of wards at the Children’s Emergency Hostel.

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FOUR SUSPENDED IN CARE HOME SCANDAL: Police called in to probe horrific child beatings which shocked nation

FOUR female staff members at the Children’s Emergency Hostel have been “relieved of their duties” after shocking surveillance footage showed numerous children at the care home being severely beaten.

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‘We must find better ways to discipline our children’

A LOCAL therapist believes when it comes to raising children, parents and guardians should avoid using corporal punishment as a form of discipline.

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Home worker tries to defend assaults

A WOMAN who identified herself as an employee of the Children’s Emergency Hostel told a talk show host yesterday that “if you don’t beat, the children will beat you,” adding another layer of shock to a situation that has reignited discussion about the use of corporal punishment on children.


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