This is a growing story in the Caribbean.
Don't know what the context of this incident is. However disciplining a child which is sometimes necessary never looks good to outsiders.
Jamaica-Gleaner reports the St Thomas Police have charged the mother who was caught on video beating her daughter with a machete.
Forty-four-year-old Doreen Dyer of Bath district in the parish was charged this morning with cruelty to a child.Dyer was offered station bail and is scheduled to appear in court on October 11.The video, which has been circulating heavily on social media, shows the partially nude mother beating the girl violently with a machete while cursing expletives.