Defence seeks paper committal

first_imgTaxi driver’s murderFollowing numerous delays in the commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of Owayne Lynch, a taxi driver who was killed while plying his trade in Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, Attorney-at-Law Glen Hanoman, who is representing the accused, is seeking to have a paper committal to determine whether adequate evidence exists for his client to stand trial in the High Court.Forty-eight-year-old Kwayana Fernandes, a mason of 475 Cemetery Road, Mocha, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on August 6 last, at Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Lynch.The matter was then adjourned to January 8, 2020.It was reported that on the night in question, Lynch was plying his trade in a black Toyota IST when the dispatcher sent him to an area in Sophia to pick up a passenger who was reportedly heading for Mocha.It was reported that the taxi driver and the passenger got into an argument over the payment and it was then that the passenger pulled out an ice pick from his pocket and dealt him several stabs to his body.Lynch was later seen lying motionless on Cemetery Road, Mocha. His body bore multiple wounds and an ice pick was found near the scene. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Lynch, of Stevedore Housing Scheme, was employed at Swift Cabs, located on Dennis Street, Sophia.last_img read more

McELHINNEYS TO COMPETE WITH BIGGEST BRANDS ON PLANET FOR TOP AWARD

first_imgThe wonderful McElhinney’s Store.THE family-run McElhinney’s of Ballybofey has been shortlisted alongside some of the biggest companies on the planet for a prestigious international e-Commerce award.The department store’s website www.mcelhinneys.com will contest next month’s finals of The Drum Search Awards in London in the ‘Most Innovative Search Campaign SEO and PPC’ category.They will go head-to-head against global brands such as Toyota and their Super Bowl 2016 campaign, Heineken for their Rugby World Cup promotion as well as Virgin and Stena Line. Toyota’s digital agency is none other than international advertising and marketing giant, Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles. The awards bring together the best individuals and companies at the forefront of internet search and Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising.Roisin Woods is leading McElhinney’s against such global names as Toyota.The theme of the McElhinney’s entry – ‘from Silicon Valley to Ballybofey’ – tells the story of how the family dramatically grew their online revenues, utilising the most advanced digital marketing strategies and technologies available.Ms Roisin Woods, Senior Manager for eCommerce and Marketing at McElhinneys, said Irish regional independent retailers can lead the way nationally and internationally.“To be announced as finalists for Most Innovative Search Campaign at The Drum Awards is simply amazing. The fact that we are shortlisted alongside global brands such as Toyota and Heineken demonstrates how much we have grown since launching our website in 2012.” She has also been appointed Chairperson for the Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) eCommerce Committee 2016, sits on the board of REI and will present Ireland as a judge at the eCommerce awards in Barcelona at the end of the month.McElhinney’s have won numerous eCommerce awards in the past four years, the latest in February for Best Search Marketing Campaign 2015 alongside their digital partner, Wolfgang Digital.Mr Alan Colman of Wolfgang said: “We have worked alongside Roisin and the McElhinney’s team for several years now and what they have achieved is outstanding. It’s brilliant to see an Irish retailer such as McElhinneys make the shortlist in such a prestigious international awards.”McElhinney’s have shipped to over 63 countries since launching their online business, creating up to ten new positions. More jobs are expected later this year when work is completed on a €2.2 million, four-storey extension to their landmark store.The massive new development will be used primarily for their internet sales business. Founded by John McElhinney in 1971, the store now employs more than 180 full and part-time staff and is a major draw to the Twin Towns. Over the years, the department store has grown and now operates from a 90,000 sq ft building, and has more than 1,500 suppliers, many of which are Irish.While his son, Martin, is the General Manager, John McElhinney is still actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business.McELHINNEYS TO COMPETE WITH BIGGEST BRANDS ON PLANET FOR TOP AWARD was last modified: May 11th, 2016 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:awardsdonegalMcElhinney’s Storeslast_img read more

SOCCER STAR McNAMEE ONLY IRISH-BASED PLAYER TO FACE FAROE ISLANDS

first_imgBarry McNameeRising Donegal soccer star Barry Mc Namee will be flying the flag for his county and country shortly.The Ramelton man is the only home based player in Noel King’s 18 man Irish U-21 panel to travel to play the Faroe Islands in Toftir on Wednesday 14th August.The remainder of the squad shows 15 English based players as well as Aberdeen’s Joe Shaughnessy and Norwegian side Sandnes Ulf FC’s Sean Mc Dermott. McNamee has been tipped with a move overseas on several occasions  but his future for the meantime would appear to remain with Derry City.SOCCER STAR McNAMEE ONLY IRISH-BASED PLAYER TO FACE FAROE ISLANDS was last modified: August 1st, 2013 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:Barry McNameeFaroe IslandsNoel Kinglast_img read more