A miner who allegedly murdered his cousin during an argument was on Tuesday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.David Smith, 31, of Black Water Island, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where the charge stated that on March 22, 2019, at Cuyuni Landing, he murdered his cousin David Boyer.Murder accused: David SmithThe prosecution’s case is contending that an argument ensued between the duo after which Smith armed himself with an arrow and dealt his cousin several stabs.According to police reports, the teen, a miner of Batavia, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), was killed at about 22:00h on Friday last.Reports are that Boyer and other miners were in their hammocks when the alleged perpetrator entered the mining camp. He appeared intoxicated and commenced cutting down the hammocks that the miners (including Boyer) had tied.According to the police, Boyer tried to persuade his relative to desist from doing so, and it was during this intervention that the suspect picked up an arrow and fatally stabbed the teenager in the abdomen.Boyer died as a result of the injuries that he sustained.When the matter was called on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate McLennan remanded the miner to prison. The case will continue on April 10, 2019, at the Bartica Magistrate’s Courts.
Pramerica Systems Ireland has celebrated a historic milestone when it hired its 1,000th employee – in its Letterkenny outlet.The Pramerica team nail their Donegal colours to the mast!Heather Smith joined the well-known local employer as a systems tester.Heather is from England, studied Japanese at Oxford University and spent a couple of years working in Japan. “The company is extremely proud to reach this historic milestone,” said Caroline Faulkner, senior managing director and chief information officer.“We’re very proud of the organization we have built for Prudential and the positive financial impact we have on the local community and our strong ties with local educational institutions,” adds Faulkner.Pramerica is a software and contact centre subsidiary of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc that provides technology and operations services for PFI businesses in the United States.Pramerica Roundabout. Photo:- Clive WassonIt was established in 2000 as a software development operation with 88 employees. Since then, the company has evolved into a multifunctional global business solutions centre with 1,000 employees, Faulkner noted. Most recently, Pramerica has expanded its services to PFI’s offices in Poland and Japan, offering new opportunities for Japanese-speaking systems testers – including its 1,000th employee, Heather.Heather moved to Ireland in 2010 from the Netherlands. She recently moved to County Donegal from Drumfries to accept her position at Pramerica.She and her partner have two daughters ages 12 and 14. She spends her free time travelling and enjoying hiking and other outdoor activities. In fact, Heather is a member of rowing clubs in the United Kingdom, Japan and the Netherlands. She is also a swim coach for 8- through 15-year old children.“Pramerica is one of the most recognizable brands in Ireland,” said Heather.“I’m excited about being a member of such a respected company and I look forward to providing relevant contributions with my new colleagues.” Pramerica staff members are also actively involved in their local communities.Last year employees volunteered close to 7,000 hours of time in a number of company-sponsored projects. In doing so, they awarded top youth volunteers across Ireland through the Pramerica Spirit of the Community programme; raised awareness for disability, cancer, depression, homelessness, vulnerable youth and distressed animals, and shared their knowledge with young people in the community through initiatives such as Coder Dojo.Pramerica also partners with a number of educational institutions locally and nationally and has a unique link with Mulroy College in Milford through the Schools’ Business Partnership.PRAMERICA TAKES ON ITS 1,000TH EMPLOYEE – IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: March 4th, 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:donegalletterkennypramerica