The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is urging Jamaica to pass a law to abolish corporal punishment. Here are some reactions by concerned Jamaicans:

Gloria Wilson
I’m not in agreement with that. I believe children should be spanked – even the Bible speaks of not sparing the rod and spoiling the children. If teachers are no longer able to punish children by beating, and now parents will face the same ruling, what will happen to the country?

Kaylene Titus-McKenzie
I believe that the legislation should be introduced, as children are being abused on a large scale. Such legislation will be a deterrent to would-be child abusers.


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Story by The Jamaica Gleaner

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