first_imgA Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman has said that the Education Ministry is yet to send a file or a list of documents over to the Police with information regarding the allegations of sexual misconduct over at The Bishops’ High School.Teacher Coen JacksonThis comes days after the Education Ministry claimed that it sent a file to the Police after it would have completed its investigations into the allegations.On Friday when Guyana Times contacted the Commander for an update on the investigation, he said, “The only thing we got is a call from the Minister telling us to go ahead with the investigation…they have not sent any file or a list saying that this is the information we have.”He, however, noted that the Police were in the process making contact with victims to receive their testimony, but they were yet to contact the implicated teacher, Coen Jackson, about the allegations.Meanwhile, the Bishops’ High School Old Students Association (BHSOSA) has decided to offer mentoring and counselling for psychological trauma to students and teachers at the institution in light of the damning allegations of sexual misconduct at the school. The decision was taken at the BHSOSA’s extraordinary meeting on Tuesday last.Education Minister Nicolette HenryThe Association, in a statement, revealed a number of recommendations it would be collaborating with the administration to implement. In addition to counselling, the body would also be collaborating with the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA): to train teachers how to handle complaints of abuse, particularly sexual abuse; sensitise the male students of the school about sexual harassment, abuse, gender equality and ethics; and facilitate sensitisation sessions to equip students with the necessary information on abuse and the process of reporting any act of abuse or victimisation.Commander Marlon ChapmanThe BHSOSA is also working with the administration to implement an anonymous reporting system and for the adoption of a child protection policy within the school.“BHSOSA unequivocally condemns any act of sexual misconduct and abuse against students in and out of The Bishops’ High. We recommend that the Ministry of Education immediately commissions an inquiry into the issue of sexual misconduct, abuse and subsequent reporting in the school and that policies and protocols are put in place to ensure that such behaviour is eliminated and students are encouraged to report such matters without fear of ridicule or repercussion,” the statement said.“BHSOSA thanks the general public and interest groups for their concern with the safety and well-being of the students of The Bishops’ High School and requests their continued support as we seek justice for victims of abuse,” the statement concluded.Jackson is accused of abusing his position of trust as a teacher when he began grooming female students for sexual activities after they would have attained the age of 16 – the legal age of consent. He has vehemently denied the accusations, but did admit to having sexual relations with two former students who are both in their early 20s.last_img read more

first_imgA priest has had a drink-driving case against him adjourned until June pending a High Court case.Father Denis Quinn, (53), whose address was given as care of the Parochial House, Falcarragh, wasn’t in court for the brief hearing in LetterkennyHe is charged with driving or attempting to drive a vehicle while exceeding the alcohol limit at Main Street, Letterkenny on March 29 last year. Addressing Judge Paul Kelly in Irish, solicitor John Cannon asked for the case to be adjourned until June 9 pending a High Court case linked to the matter.He did not say what the case was about.Judge Kelly, an Irish speaker, agreed to the adjournment.PRIEST CHARGED WITH DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:court casedrink drivingFather Denis Quinnlast_img read more

first_imgLagan Harps FC News: Our men’s team drew 1-1 away to Convoy Arsenal. Kenny Doran was the scorer. This Sunday they are home to Kilmacrennan Celtic with a 2.00pm kick off.Our U18 girls progressed to the next stage of the WFAI national cup with a battling 3-1 win over Yeats Utd, Zoe Green (2) and Danielle Mc Devitt were the scorers.Our U16 boys progressed to the next stage of the national cup with a fine 5-1 win over Keadue Rovers. Jack Parke, Oran Downey, Dean Murray and Caoimhin Wheeler were among the scorers. Despite some good football, our U12s lost out to Carndonagh in the National Cup. After a 1-1 draw they lost on penalties. Evan Rodgers scored the goal in a great team performance.The U12 girls missed out on the national finals when they lost 1-0 to Buncrana and drew 1-1 with Yeats Utd in the North West area finals. Lucy Canning was the scorer. The girls had previously won the Donegal area and lost out to Buncrana on penalties in the Ulster area final.Our U14s put up a good performance, before losing 1-0 away to league leaders Cappry Rovers.Our U10s and U8s were in blitz action against Fintown Harps on Sunday morning. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 19 and 20. 17 people had two numbers. Rosemary Wallace was drawn out and won €50. Next week’s jackpot is €7225.Lagan Harps FC men’s squad draw 1-1 to Convoy Arsenal was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLUB NOTESLagan Harps FCManorSportlast_img read more