“Government is shortly to ask Parliament for a supplementary, around $100 000, to ease the distress of mothers who trek daily to the courts for child maintenance only to be disappointed because a special account was overdrawn.
The move comes against the backdrop of angry cries by frustrated women earlier this month that some had not received the child support for September, while others claimed they had not received any payments since July. Some called for a return to the cash payment system instead of the current cheque mechanism.”
… October 30, 2014 Nation News Child Money
Barbados makes single motherhood a viable career choice and then we wonder why we have so many young women, girls really, popping ‘em out like Marcia does grill fish, peas & rice, and beer at Oistins.
Half the time it’s a guess to name the father… make that fathers. Plural.
This free ride, this “guvment look after everyting” is coming to an end, as it must.
The cupboard is bare, and as BFP’s Shona said back in 2006…
“Government child maintenance payments empowers young uneducated women to perpetuate further generations of young unwed mothers and young men who lack the steady hand of a father.
The current trend towards making unwed motherhood a societally sponsored career choice marginalizes the role of fathers and men in general – and can do no long-term good.”
Originally posted on Barbados Free Press:
Story #1,243 in a continuing Nation Cultural Series…
by BFP reader Passin thru
Jacqueline Blunt is 40 years old and has five children (by how many different men we’re not told). She’s long-term unemployed and lives with her mother; who has served notice on Miss Blunt that she and her five children are out on the street as of Tuesday.
According to the newspaper article, Mother of 5 needs house Miss Blunt contributes nothing to household expenses and keeps such hours and personal habits that her long-suffering mother sought to impose an 8pm curfew on the 40 year old. That really says it all when an unemployed and unemployable mother can’t be bothered to tuck her children in each night. It’s not as if she’s out working or looking for work – she’s partying.
Miss Blunt is featured in The Nation newspaper looking for her next meal ticket. She doesn’t…
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