JAIL FOR BALLYSHANNON MAN WHO PREYED ON YOUNG BROTHERS

first_imgA BALLYSHANNON man found guilty on 32 counts of child sex abuse has been jailed.Brian McMahon, who had been living recently in Sligo, abused his victim between 1966 and 1974.McMahon, now 63, was 16 when he first attacked his victim who was just ten at the time. He was found guilty on 31 counts against the boy. McMahon was also found guilty by a jury of one charge of indecently assaulting the boy’s younger brother, between September 1973 and September 1974, also in Ballyshannon. The victim was aged 13 at the time.The victims asked for McMahon to be named in court.Garda Gerard Mullane told the court that some of the abuse took place in a cow shed or in fields. McMahon, he said, was a recluse.One victim said at the time he “didn’t have the vocabulary” to describe what was inflicted on him. In an effort to cope throughout his life, he immersed himself in his work and worked hours “far in excess” of the working week.“I have no self-confidence,” he said, adding that he has difficulty trusting and confiding in others.He has endured nightmares since the trial. “I have lost my childhood forever,” he said.His younger brother, in his victim impact statement, said he has endured an “emotional, painful path” due to the “violence, intimidation, terror and completely irrational behaviour” of McMahon.McMahon was jailed for two years on each of the 32 offences, all the sentences to run concurrently.He will be back on the streets next year.JAIL FOR BALLYSHANNON MAN WHO PREYED ON YOUNG BROTHERS was last modified: July 31st, 2013 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)last_img read more

Infrastructure to be Upgraded at Enid Bennett High School

first_img “That is going to make sure you achieve your vision, whether it is your auditorium or whatever else it is that you want to do. The Regional [office] will now work with you to do the design work, so that whatever it is that we want to do, along with your strategic plan, to make sure that this institution, in honour of Enid Bennett, becomes a world class institution,” the Minister said. The undertaking was given during his address at the renaming ceremony for the school from Bog Walk High School to the Enid Bennett High School on Tuesday (June 19). Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has committed to spend $20 million annually for the next three years to upgrade the infrastructure at the Enid Bennett High School, in St. Catherine.The undertaking was given during his address at the renaming ceremony for the school from Bog Walk High School to the Enid Bennett High School on Tuesday (June 19).“That is going to make sure you achieve your vision, whether it is your auditorium or whatever else it is that you want to do. The Regional [office] will now work with you to do the design work, so that whatever it is that we want to do, along with your strategic plan, to make sure that this institution, in honour of Enid Bennett, becomes a world class institution,” the Minister said.Senator Reid said that the Ministry would also be providing funds to help youth who are in need and are currently attending the school.“One million dollars will go toward your boys’ empowerment programme and $4 million towards your science programme,” he said.“I have come as a partner to work with you to drive the vision of excellence for Bog Walk High School, now the Enid Bennett High School, and for all the other educational institutions in Jamaica,” the Minister added.The late Enid Bennett was born in Linstead on May 18, 1931. She started her education at Linstead Primary School and later attended St. Helen Commercial School, where she qualified as a stenographer.She was elected Councillor for the Sligoville division and later Member of Parliament for Central St. Catherine, before moving to represent St. Catherine West Central.Miss Bennett served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government between 1980 and 1982, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security between 1982 and 1989. She was awarded the country’s fourth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica, in 2012.Miss Bennett is hailed as a trailblazing politician, serving as Member of Parliament for 30 continuous years until her retirement in 1997, and setting a record as a female legislator in the House of Representatives.Throughout her years of service in politics, she aimed to transform the lives of citizens and was instrumental in establishing community centres in Buxton Town and Point Hill, improving the West Central St. Catherine road network and bringing electricity to several communities in the constituency.Ms. Bennett died on December 22, 2017 at age 86 after a brief illness. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has committed to spend $20 million annually for the next three years to upgrade the infrastructure at the Enid Bennett High School, in St. Catherine. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Added colours of smile on Holi

first_imgThe show aimed to bring the Urdu and Hindi poetry and literature back into mainstream awareness with showcasing the awesome talent that exists in this sphere. This was a part of the ongoing series of concerts/programs which are being organized to bring high quality artists to public and easily accessible stage for the discerning audience with an evening of fun and laughter.The objective of the show was with the purpose of attracting the present generation to the rich heritage of these Indian Languages.With this overriding thoughts in mind stalwarts like popular Meeruthi, Razi Amrohi, Nashtar Amrohi, Iqbal Firdausi, Famous Khataulvi, Ahmed Alvi, Mamta Kiran, Asim Peerzada, Moien Shadab, Raees Siddiqui were invited and they regaled the gathering with a volley of rib tickling couplets.last_img read more

Pick easy experimental fashion this festive season

first_imgBe more experimental and choose easy styles and accessories like flats or pre-draped saris for your look during the forthcoming festive season, says an expert. The festive season has already begun and online shopping websites are offering full-fledged sales. Instead of pondering on  the latest fashion trend, one can choose comfort and look pretty. One can go easy with make-up and can wear right shoes as this will complete the overall look. Bhuvi Kathpalia, assistant manager, content (creative), Indianroots.com, an online marketplace for Indian fashion, has shared some dressing tips: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Colour paletteThere is a swift acceptance of a different colour palette which comprises of shades like peach, champagne pink, marsala, wine, aquamarine blue and green, coral, and pastel hues. Since the festivals run over a long period of time without any differentiation in day or night, one should opt for ensembles that are effortless, comfortable, yet chic.EmbellishmentDo not go overboard with the bling. A hint of defining embellishments go a long way to reflect the overall zest of the celebrations. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFloralsMacro florals have made a huge comeback and this is a great time to wear them with grace. Opt for a floral skirt and team it up with a flattering crop top. Experiment with bold colours at the bottom like vermillion red, but take the look a notch lower with a pastel hued crop top or blouse. Always keep a golden blouse handy that suits your body type and can be used at any time to complete the look. Experiment with a layered or dhoti style skirt that will factor in the element of comfort in your look. Traditional embroideriesDelicate embroideries, bold block prints, tie-dyed silhouettes, foil prints, golden shimmers and sequins, vibrant phulkari, luxurious brocades, are trends that one should experiment with. Choose ethnic wear staples that can transit easily from day to night without adding anything more than a piece of accessory.Opt for hybrid lookThe hybrid look, that is the convergence of traditional sensibilities and contemporary convenience, is making its way into experimentation due to its festive appeal. Choose anarkali dresses crafted from cotton or cotton silk, adorned with block printed motifs to keep a balance.Easy to wear sarisIf you want to keep it simple with a sari, try pre-draped saris or go for fabrics like chanderi and experiment with ombre hues to look taller. Incorporate a zipper into your blouse or kurta, combine a structured phulkari embroidered jacket with an edgy maxi dress, try statement neckpieces or maang tikas for extra bling.last_img read more