Post-mortem today for dead bar manager

first_imgAs the investigation continues into the death of the Korner Kick Bar and Restaurant Manager, detectives are awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination to ascertain whether the 21-year-old was killed or took his own life. The lifeless body of Tevin Parris was found with a gunshot wound to the head on Monday morning at his Lot 66 Garnett Street, Newtown, Georgetown home. The discovery was made by the young man’s uncle sometime around 07:40h.Parris’s death has left his family with many unanswered questions.Guyana Times understands that investigators have retrieved a 9mm pistol with 14 live rounds of ammunition. The crime scene seems to suggest that Parris took his life, and investigators have since swabbed both of the Bar Manager’s hands for gunpowder residue to determine whether he had fired the weapon.However, it was reported that the young man was not the holder of a firearm licence and as such, checks are being made to trace the ownership of the weapon.Meanwhile, the Police are awaiting the post-mortem examination, which will be conducted today, to ascertain the trajectory of the gunshot wound.While detectives have not ruled out homicide as yet, family members of the now dead man are maintaining that he was murdered.However, A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman told Guyana Times on Tuesday that there have been no new updates in the investigations and they were awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination.last_img read more

THE GREAT DONEGALDAILY GUIDE TO THAT FATHER’S DAY GIFT

first_imgConfused about what to buy your father this Father’s Day? Donegaldaily.com’s MARIE DUFFY has come up with the perfect gifts to give to your dad this Sunday.1. Is your oul man a fan of good music? Why not get him tickets for the fantastic Declan O’ Rourke who plays an intimate show at an Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Saturday June 24th. Or perhaps he’d prefer tickets to see the wonderful Declan Sinnott and Christy Moore when they play at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on Thursday June 30th.  If you’re feeling extra generous why not get him tickets to both!2. If music isn’t his thing, maybe he would prefer to spend the weekend watching the Donegal International Rally. The event which celebrates its 40th birthday this year is the highlight in the social calendar of any car enthusiast and promises to be an epic weekend’s entertainment- and it’s all practically free! Pop into your local shop and pick up a rally programme which will give you the information of all the stages being held over the weekend. 3. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his belly- and there’s not a man in the county who wouldn’t want to be treated to a slap up meal this Father’s Day. So show your love for your father by treating him to a carvery lunch or a steak. The restaurants at our local hotels are superb – check out the Station House or the Mount Errigal in Letterkenny; or you can head for the pub and get a great meal at The Brewery. Or what about the full Irish at the Quiet Moment!4. If he’s a bit of a book-worm why not treat him to the latest book on the market. The latest release by best-selling author Michael Connolly is currently riding high at the top of the book charts, as is Live Wire by thriller writer Harlen Coben. If you’re not sure what type of book to get him- why not buy him a book token so he can choose himself.5. If he’s a fan of the arts, then you would be a fool not to get him tickets for the fantastic Earagail Arts Festival which runs all over the county from the 9th-24th of July. Tickets are reasonably priced, with many of the performances free. Attractions include dance, drama, music and much more. More information can be found on www.eaf.ie6. Calling all dads who are history buffs- the Colgan Heritage group are holding a jam packed weekend of history and heritage from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of June, in the Colgan Hall, Cardonagh. The theme is ‘Emigration past and present’ and the event will be opened by Irish historian and journalist Kevin Myers. For more info contact the Colgan community and resource centre on 0749329377. 7. If your da is a film fanatic then take him to see the latest films at the cinema. What could be better than spending a Sunday along with your dad, a good flick and the biggest bucket of popcorn you’ve ever seen? www.centurycinemas.ie has all the latest releases.8. Want to show dad how special he is? What better way to celebrate a day devoted to your old man than to spend it together? Go to your local butchers and buy the biggest steak on offer, and treat your dad to a fabulous home cooked meal. Nothing says I love you more than an afternoon slaving in the kitchen.9. If he’s more of an outdoorsy kinda guy, take him for a walk along one of Donegal’s beautiful blue flag beaches. Take some time to enjoy the scenic landscape, along with some quality time together. After you’ve both worked up an appetite, treat him to a lovely pub lunch. There’s nowhere better than The Orchard in Letterkenny.10.  Nothing says I love you like a boxset of his favourite tv programme or movie. Whether it is the West Wing, CSI, or Clint Eastwood’s greatest films- make his day by buying his favourite tv programme/movie. Not only will he thank you- but your mother will too as he’ll be so quiet she’ll not even know he’s in the house!THE GREAT DONEGALDAILY GUIDE TO THAT FATHER’S DAY GIFT was last modified: June 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegaldaily guide to father’s daylast_img read more

Macroeconomic Stability Has Been Entrenched – PIOJ Head

first_imgStory Highlights Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, says macroeconomic stability has been entrenched, evidenced by relatively low inflation, high net international reserves (NIR), successive positive growth, and fiscal discipline, which has significantly lowered public debt. The country’s debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is projected to fall below 100 per cent at the end of the 2018/19 fiscal year, which is the lowest level of debt in nearly two decades. Mr. Henry noted that with the strengthened foundation resulting from the improving macroeconomic out-turns, coupled with ongoing efforts to sustain the gains attained, “the country is now [moving] to achieve economic independence”. Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, says macroeconomic stability has been entrenched, evidenced by relatively low inflation, high net international reserves (NIR), successive positive growth, and fiscal discipline, which has significantly lowered public debt.The country’s debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is projected to fall below 100 per cent at the end of the 2018/19 fiscal year, which is the lowest level of debt in nearly two decades.Mr. Henry noted that with the strengthened foundation resulting from the improving macroeconomic out-turns, coupled with ongoing efforts to sustain the gains attained, “the country is now [moving] to achieve economic independence”.Dr. Henry was speaking at the PIOJ’s inaugural Economic Growth Forum at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew recently, under the theme ‘From Elusive to Inclusive Growth’.The occasion was also used to launch the PIOJ’s 2019 Growth Inducement Programme Research Report, which is a collection of eight research papers encompassing economic growth-related areas.These include financial inclusion, tertiary education, labour market developments, and social interventions.“The recurring theme emerging from these studies is the importance of the Government creating a strong enabling environment for doing business,” the PIOJ Head said.He noted that the aim is to set the stage for individuals and businesses in the private sector, including social enterprises, to create wealth for themselves and their communities, which will redound to broader economic growth and development and, in turn, “complete the circle of development with improved conditions”.“As a country, we have earnestly undertaken many growth initiatives and made progress on many areas… but have not seen the levels of economic growth that we desire,” he noted.He said against this background, stakeholders should draw on the lessons learnt through “open and honest” reflection, sharing and action to devise “coordinated approaches” to effectively create or strengthen solutions to address Jamaica’s growth challenge.“We believe this is critical to attaining higher economic growth, higher social outcomes, and to achieve the targets established in Vision 2030 Jamaica – the National Development Plan and, thereby, make a real difference in the lives of the people,” he added.While acknowledging that “there is no panacea or quick fix for [elusive] growth”, Dr. Henry maintained that “working together, utilising our scarce resources effectively and efficiently [we] can generate the desired results, as we continue to target meaningful, sustainable and inclusive economic growth”.last_img read more