Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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If that is what it takes to keep children in line, one of Barbados’ leading clerics says there is nothing wrong with the “rod of correction” though he is against brutalising youngsters.

Senator Dr David Durant, whose position runs counter to the growing global trend against any form of corporal punishment, told the Senate yesterday that Barbadians should not be pushed into “dismantling key systems of control” that had worked for the country for so many years.

He was contributing to debate in the Upper House on the Prison Amendment Bill.

Durant, an influential Pentecostal preacher, said that corporal punishment should not be used as a first option but as a last resort. (GE)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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