CC&PA denies rape allegation against officer

first_imgIn light of an article that was published in Guyana Times on June 19, 2018, under the caption, “Teen allegedly molested by CC&PA Office”, Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency, Ann Greene, vehemently denied that an officer of the Agency was the perpetrator.CC&PA Director Ann GreeneDuring a telephone conversation with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Greene explained the officer who was implicated in the matter is the one conducting the investigation. She could not release information on the perpetrator but is adamant that her officer is not involved.The mother of the child however, is attached to another department within the Social Protection Ministry.She explained that an investigation was launched into the matter the moment it was reported to the officers at the CC&PA. She further stated that investigations have been completed and handed over to the Police for further investigation.“As we speak, the files is with the Police who will have to send same to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who will determine the way forward…,” she explained.However, she reprimanded Guyana Times for the “erroneous” and “misleading” article and more so threatened to take legal actions. She is of the belief that such articles put a damper on the work of the Agency.“We have been working around the clock in making sure children who were abused are protected and we will continue to make sure that is done…I am disappointed in the article…,” she related.With respect to the complainant, she explained that the CC&PA officers would have met with and updated them on the issue.The 13-year-old victim has reportedly told relatives of the instances when she had been molested by her mother’s lover, but was ignored after he denied the accusations when confronted.The teen continued to complain to relatives that the man would constantly attack her, but she was on several occasions forced to remain silent.An aunt explained that her niece confided in her school teacher, who later reported the matter to a family member.“When she told her mother, (her mother) ignored her and tells her to stop lying, so she felt frustrated and depressed and wanted to kill herself. One day she decided to call her father (my brother) and tell him what was happening, and he give me the phone because he couldn’t deal with it”.The woman said the following day she visited the CC&PA to file a report, but was later told that she has to file it in the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred.Following the allegation being reported, the Form Two student was examined by a doctor, and it was confirmed that she had been sexually violated.The aunt claimed that several weeks have elapsed since the matter was reported, and nothing has been done.The teenager is visibly traumatised; and according to the aunt, the teen is suicidal, since she blames herself for what had happened.last_img read more

World’s 1st fair for divorce fails to draw crowds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Detectives were ready to catch a spouse in the act, mediators to help ease the pain of separation, a laboratory to conduct paternity tests, and, of course, lawyers to do everything else. So where were all those in struggling marriages? The Austrian capital would seem a good venue for the event, with its 66-percent divorce rate, near the top for European cities. The country itself has a rate of more than 50 percent. In the United States, the rate is thought to be between 40 and 45percent. But only a few dozen clients meandered through the two conference rooms of a downtown luxury hotel in the space of an hour, and bemused exhibitors were kept busy mostly by TV crews lining up to interview them. “It doesn’t matter,” said real estate agent Christian Novotny, there to offer advice on how to sell homes for splitting couples – or to buy ones for new singles. “Tomorrow’s another day.” “Too many cameras,” said Berhard Spernern, one of the few at the event hoping for a divorce. “I think that’s part of the problem – a lot of people don’t want to be seen or be photographed here.” Spernern said he was happy to have come nonetheless, saying a talk with a lawyer was helpful in letting him know that he has an automatic right to divorce after a three-year separation. And he said he would suggest to his spouse – who he said does not want to end their marriage – to join him in mediating their dispute with one of the experts he made contact with here. Most of the 16 firms with stands at the fair offered standard divorce fare – legal services, private investigations, mediation and conflict management. But some catered to more unusual needs. “Many people come to us when they are already in the middle of divorce proceedings,” said Susanna Haas, whose $600 DNA analysis promises to end bickering about why the little one does not look like daddy. “Proof of parenthood can play an important role in divorces.” In the next room, Isabella Stozek, whose “Hairdreams” offered hair extensions, volume treatments, highlights and other regimens, said such makeovers were important to women looking for a new look to accompany their new start. “They want to leave their old lives behind, and how better to do that than with these?” she says, sweeping her hand over a display of wigs, ponytails and braids. At a stand close by, brochures for “MyDates” promised those interested a chance to “meet 25 singles in two hours.” Even the Roman Catholic Church got into the mix, with a stand to offer advice for newly single parents, and social workers from the city of Vienna were ready to counsel women in sudden need. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By George Jahn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIENNA, Austria – In a city where “I do” often turns into “I want out,” a fair for those wanting to untie the knot seemed a sure hit. But journalists easily outnumbered those looking for advice on how to end their marriages on Saturday, the first day of what was billed as the world’s first divorce fair. last_img read more

Dungloe CDP host fibromyalgia support group

first_imgNotes for Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe Fibromyalgia: Are you aware that a support group has been developed in the Rosses area for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. The Group meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe.Next meetings is December 7th. There will be a speaker at the meetings to give advice on the condition and how to deal with the symptoms. Tel Rosses CDP on 074 95 61686 /0879615775 for info. Ceili in the Rosses CDP on Sunday the 20th of November Starting at 8pm to 11pm. Music by Michael Coyle and Admission is €7.Playmatters for parents, grandparents and carers of young children who come together to engage in creative activities alongside their children. Its based in the Rosses CDP Chapel Dungloe. Every Monday morning from 10am -12pm. Cost €2Siopa Pobal na Rosann we have a large selection of winter wear from coats, jackets and knitwear now in stock.Dungloe CDP host fibromyalgia support group was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CéilídungloefibromyalgiaNotesRosses CDPlast_img read more