Businessman shot during suspected execution attempt

first_imgA Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) businessman was on Saturday afternoon shot by two armed gunmen.Rajendra Prasad, called “Bobby” of “Bobby and Son Boutique” located at Arch Road, Rose Hall Town, was rushed to the Anamayah Memorial Hospital about 15:30h with two gunshot wounds – one to his abdomen and the other grazing his head. He was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was being observed by doctors.Meanwhile, Police were on Saturday evening in pursuit of the two perpetrators, who escaped on a CG motorcycle through Reef, Rose Hall into the backlands.An eyewitness told Guyana Times that the gunmen arrived on a motorcycle, and both were wearing full face helmets.According to another eyewitness, the boutique was closed during lunch and had just reopened when the bandits struck. The eyewitness related that persons in the store were ordered to lie face down on the floor. One of the gunmen then approached Prasad, who was in the cashier’s booth and opened fire, hitting him. The intruders then fled.This publication understands that no cash or valuables? were taken, leading Police to launch an investigation into a possible execution plot.In March, Police had nabbed a 24-year-old gunman with a .38 revolver, along with four matching rounds of ammunition.In his confession, the gunman – Cordell Fraser – had told investigators that he was on his way to assassinate Prasad after he was hired by a Jamaican man to carry out the hit.Prasad operates the major clothing and footwear store, and lives on the upper flat of the three-storey building.last_img read more

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€1.5M for five Donegal seafood processing and aquaculture cultures

first_imgDonegal TD Joe McHugh has announced the award of €1,492,002 in funding to five firms in the county in the seafood processing and aquaculture industry.Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said Donegal had secured the highest amount of funding for the sector.Mr McHugh said: “I am delighted to announce that Donegal has received a huge investment boost from the Government and European Union in order to sustain and develop the hugely important seafood and aquaculture industry in the county. “Five companies will benefit. These are businesses that are providing valuable employment and helping to sustain coastal communities while at the same time they are developing new markets for the Donegal economy. They have ambitious plans and with this financial backing they can now set their sights on taking advantage of growth opportunities.“Donegal is leagues above other parts of the country when it comes to the seafood and aquaculture industry and it is impressive to see such strong backing for the growth of the industry from both our own Government and from Europe.“In total €1,492,002 is being sanctioned in grants and I’d like to praise the teams involved in Atlantic Bluestack Oysters, Ocean Farm Ltd, Racoo Shellfish, Bells Isle Seafoods and Donegal Fish Ltd for pursuing ambitious growth strategies.“Donegal has secured more funding for seafood and aquaculture businesses than any other county in this latest round of funding. This is what can be achieved with the right determination from business and the influence that I can exert around the Cabinet table. “These grant awards contribute to the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and are another example of this Government sustaining and develop communities in rural areas.”The grants are being funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme (EMFF).In total €4,863,643 in grants is being awarded to 26 seafood enterprises and three research institutions in 11 different counties.On top of the grants for Donegal-based seafood enterprises, Jade Ireland Seafood Ltd, which has a presence in Donegal, Wexford and Cork, secured €38,925 under the EMFF scheme as part of an overall investment of €155,700 for development of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets.€1.5M for five Donegal seafood processing and aquaculture cultures was last modified: April 24th, 2018 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)last_img read more

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