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first_imgProminent business executive, Dr Leslie Chin has teamed up with his son, who is based in Canada, to establish a hub that would see them collecting and refurbishing laptop computers for the benefit of visually-impaired students in Guyana, including the blind.The initiative would target donors both here in Guyana and in Canada.The hub was established after it was explained to Dr Chin, on behalf of the blind community, that being the owner of a computer was an essential component toA visually-impaired student utilising a specialised computer to communicate and studybridge the communication gap that existed between the blind and sighted world.It was further highlighted that the computer has made learning, research, employment, social interaction and so on, much easier for persons who were visually impaired. Prior to the advent of the Jobs Access With Speech (JAWS) software, it was extremely difficult for persons who are visually impaired to communicate with the sighted world.The computers received by the hub would be refurbished and equipped with the JAWS software to enable text-to-speech conversion for the benefit of the blind user. The refurbished JAWS-enabled laptops would be given mainly to persons with vision disabilities that are on the path of academic or professional development. Dr Chin and his family made the first donation of a laptop to the Guyana Society for the Blind to benefit the organisation’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Programme. The donation was made in response to the need that arose as a result of the theft of the computer system that was being used for the programme by armed bandits, who stormed the organisation’s headquarters earlier this year. Persons wishing to donate to the computer hub can call (592) 226-5551 for more information.last_img read more

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first_imgA pervert who sexually abused two young girls at a caravan park in Portsalon has been jailed for four years.Letterkenny Court.The man committed the crimes on the two young girls, who were aged just 11 and 12 at the time. The man was sentenced at Letterkenny Circuit Court today where he pleaded guilty to all four charges of sexual assault.Judge Keenan Johnston said the assaults were a fundamental and fatal breach of trust by the man.But he said the sentence must be proportionate to the crimes committed.Of the young girls trauma, Judge Johnson said the victims should not blame themselves as they had ben.“They have been robbed in the most serious way of their childhood,” he said.He also ordered the man to be observed for five years after he is released and to be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.The four incidents, which he pleaded guilty to, happened between January and May 2010 while the girls were visiting their relatives’ mobile home.Letterkenny Circuit Court was given graphic details of the incidents.The court heard the victim impact statements form both young girls who were aged around 11 or 12 when the attacks happened.One of the girls had tried to kill herself and the other blamed herself for the assaults.The court heard how three of the assaults took place in the caravan park and another while on a walk.The accused, who is originally from Derry, was arrested by Gardai after one of the girls complained to her teacher about an assault.After he was arrested and released, the man and his wife moved to Spain.Garda Sgt Bridget McGowan said Interpol then acted on a European Arrest Warrant for the accused and he was deported to Ireland in July 2013.He has been in custody since.The court heard the man has one previous conviction for indecent exposure.Relatives of the two girls who were abused sobbed at the back of the court as the man was sentenced.PERVERT WHO ABUSED TWO GIRLS AT CARAVAN PARK JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS was last modified: February 5th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:abuseDerryGirlsPortsalonlast_img read more