Man granted bail for causing death of Melanie woman

first_imgNarsigh Jagsar, of Supply, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Thursday released on $300,000 bail after he appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh in the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.Jagsar was remanded to prison on March 5, 2018 for causing the death of an elderly woman on the Melanie Public Road.Jagsar was represented by Bernard Da Silva, and is expected to return to court on April 5, 2018.Eighty-seven-year-old Lydia Rodriguez, called “Aunty Baby”, of Lot 51 North Melanie, was struck down around 06:00h, just 15 minutes after she left her home.Reports stated that minibus BKK 6714, which was being driven by Jagsar, was proceeding west along the southern lane of the said road while the pedestrian was standing on the northern side of the road.However, as the minibus approached, Rodriguez began to cross the road from north to south, ending up on the southern lane. As such, she was struck by the vehicle.Rodriguez, who sustained head injuries, was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.A breathalyser test conducted on Jagsar showed no trace of alcohol in his system. He was taken into Police custody and was assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Famous Donegal sporting club launches fundraising campaign to stay afloat

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known sports club is fighting for its future.The Swilly Seals swimming club, founded in 1985 and based in Letterkenny, needs vital funding if it is to continue to teach young people how to swim and to compete at the highest level.In recent years the club, which has 127 swimmers aged between 7 and 17, has had its funding cut by 50% and is project to run out of cash by the summer of 2018. Now in a bid to raise some vital funding, the club is to take on a unique fundraising project.On 03 December 2017, club members will attempt to swim the distance of the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Ultra (www.donegalatlanticwayultra.com) from Letterkenny all around the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way and back to Letterkenny.That’s a total of 555,000 metres (555km) and the swim will take place in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny.As part of their fundraising Swilly Seals have decided to give 25% of all money raised to three Charities,• Pieta House (www.pieta.ie)• Donegal Hospice (www.donegalhospice.ie)• St. Vincent de Paul (www.svp.ie) The charities selected have confirmed that all monies raised by this fundraising will be retained by the charities here and used for services in Donegal.Swilly Seals have set a target of €20,000 with €5,000 of this total going to the collective three charities.ANyway interested in helping this fantastic club can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/swilly-seals-swims-the-donegal-wildFor more informaiton check out the group’s Facebook Page athttps://www.facebook.com/Swilly-Seals-swim-the-Donegal-Wild-Atlantic-Way-745440302326634/Famous Donegal sporting club launches fundraising campaign to stay afloat was last modified: October 31st, 2017 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:donegalfundraising campaignpleaSwilly Sealslast_img read more