– in front of workplaceA 55-year-old security guard was discovered early Thursday morning lying in a pool of blood outside of his Robb Street, Georgetown, place of employment.The dead man has been identified as Sammy Prowell of Lot 21 Pepper Hill Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara. The discovery was made sometime around 05:45h on Thursday in front of a property he was guarding.According to reports, the man’s lifeless body was found in a pool of blood outside the downtown Robb Street business, Hai Matadi Ishant Variety Store, with lacerated wounds to the neck.Investigators at the scene where the security guard’s body was lyingGuyana Times understands that the man’s throat was slashed from the left side to the front and then stabbed on the right side. The slash reportedly had an eight inch incision, this newspaper was told.Speaking with reporters, Prowell’s brother, Farley Scipio, related that he was at home when he received a telephone call from one of his sisters, who informed him about the man’s death.“So what I did, I come down to town to try and get things in order. I end up at the hospital now and I identify him,” the brother said.Scipio said they were not sure what transpired that resulted in his brother losing his life in such a manner.“I ain’t know what really transpired, how he get murder and if he and anybody get any problem or whatever the case is,” the man stated.Prowell was attached to the Transportation and Protection Agency and works the 21:00h to 05:00h shift in the night. Only three months ago, he had joined the company.At the scene, the company’s Operations Manager, Mark Samuels, told reporters that after being informed about the incident, he went to the scene and saw Prowell’s lifeless body crunched over a table.“When I came here, I saw a crowd and the guy was lying on the desk. But I didn’t do anything else, I just go down to the Police station and they did the necessary,” he related.According to the security firm official, it appears that the act, which he described as gruesome, was a deliberate one since there were no signs of a struggle or any attempted breakage on the premises.“The location was secured but what happens sometimes when I come visit here, you find a lot of junkies in the area and he would be kind of aggressive to them. I spoke to him several times and I told him, when you working out here you got to be friendly because the area out here is lonesome. I said instead of creating enemies, you try to create friendships but he had this kind of attitude so I don’t know what brought (his murder) because if you check around there was no attempted breakage or anything of the sort,” the Manager told reporters.While the security firm will be conducting its own investigation into the murder of its employee, Samuels is calling on the Police to thoroughly investigate the matter as he stressed on the risks security guards face while on duty.Meanwhile, A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman, told this publication on Thursday evening that they were yet to ascertain what exactly transpired. Nevertheless, he assured that investigations are ongoing. No arrests have been made.The now dead father of three lived alone in a small shack. His neighbours described him as friendly. Prowell’s body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office is inviting businesses to get involved in this year’s Donegal Business Week.Running from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, Donegal Business Week is a great opportunity for Donegal businesses and start-ups to learn from, listen to and network with leaders in their field.The week includes a series of events, seminars, talks and workshops to help businesses of all shapes and sizes get ‘Business Fit’ this year.Get ‘Business Fit’ during Donegal Business Week…. Emmet Rushe of Rushe Fitness puts organisers and participants of Donegal Business Week through their paces at the launch this week. Taking place from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, Donegal Business Week has a host of events, seminars, talks and workshops to help businesses of all shapes and sizes get ‘business fit’ this year. Check out the range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegalA host of thought leaders and industry experts will visit Donegal for the week-long event, sharing their knowledge and top tips with business people in the county. The week begins with a not-to-be-missed marketing workshop with multi-award winning speaker Geoff Ramm, who has challenged entrepreneurs across six continents to look deeper, think smarter and create better.On Monday, 7th March, Ramm will host ‘Marketing – More Than A Leaflet’ in The Radisson Blu, Letterkenny. This event is an energised and entertaining workshop, which promises to arm participants with the tools they need to gain more customers.Tuesday, 8th March focuses on the critical issue of finance for business, with a series of presentations from organisations and agencies that help raise finance for businesses. Taking place in An Grianan Hotel, Burt, this event also gives attendees the opportunity to have a one-on-one appointment with a key advisor.Image Two:Food for Thought…. Pictured at the launch of Donegal Business Week is Liam Ward, Director of Services, Donegal County Council, alongside participants and organisers of this year’s event, including Eve–Anne McCarron, The Food Coast, (Donegal’s Good Food Initiative), Richard Finney, The Counter, Martin Hernandez, Sage Restaurant, and Linda McClean, Mallow Mia. Donegal Business Week includes a host of food related events for producers, chefs, restaurants, cafes, hotels and accommodation providers.On Wednesday, 9th March, ‘Making Donegal Famous For Food’ takes place in The Donegal Brewing Co., Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon. This event is open to anyone working in food related businesses in Donegal, including producers, chefs, restaurants, cafes, hotels and accommodation providers. Key speakers include Alastair Dobson from A Taste of Arran in Scotland, who will share his experience of working collaboratively with other partners to develop his business and enhance the food reputation of the Isle of Arran.Thursday 10th March focuses on ‘Wellness at Work’ and takes place in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar. A number of speakers, including nutritionist Paula Mee and fitness expert Pat Divilly, will advise businesses on how to foster a healthier and happier workplace.Donegal Business Week culminates with the 20th Donegal Business Awards, which take place on Friday, 11th March at 12.30pm in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey. This event is open to the public and the guest speaker is Padraig O’Ceidigh, the Connemara man synonymous with Aer Arann. Tickets are available from www.localenterprise.ie/donegal.Speaking at the launch of Donegal Business Week, 2016, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, said; “Business Week provides businesses across Donegal with an annual opportunity to gain unique insights from other business owners and practitioners. It’s also a great opportunity to make new contacts and network with other businesses and relevant support agencies and organisations.”Adding to this Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal’s LEO said: “We’ve put together a jam-packed schedule of events this year, covering everything from marketing and digital marketing, to exporting, accessing and managing finance, food and creative business development, as well as HR and Wellness within your business. It’s an exciting time to be doing business in Donegal and we want to acknowledge the support of our partner agencies, organisations and businesses who all contribute to making Donegal Business Week a great success. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the local businesses that take the time to present during the week, sharing their experiences and invaluable insights.” Places at the week’s events are strictly limited, so check out the range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or contact LEO on 074 91 60735. Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020THE INVITES ARE OUT FOR DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK 2016 – WHY NOT GET INVOLVED! was last modified: February 17th, 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:Donegal Business Week