As investigations continue into the gunning down of 21-year-old Ronsley Clarke, a mason, of Lot 181 Fire Station Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD) in Sophia on Thursday evening, the Police are on the hunt for the suspect, who is popularly known as “Short Boss”.The now dead mason was gunned down outside a party in Sophia, Greater Georgetown in the presence of his girlfriend.Guyana Times understands that the victim and the suspect were known to each other and reportedly had a disagreement about a month ago while at a party in Sophia.However, on Thursday evening, Clarke was in the company of his girlfriend, Alesha Thomas at the C Field Sophia main access road when the suspect was reportedly seen “chipping” into the said party.The man quickly drew a small silver pistol from his jacket, and before an alarmDeceased: Ronsley Clarkecould have been raised, he reportedly discharged three rounds in Clarke’s direction. Two of the bullets reportedly struck the now dead man – one to a right rib and one to the right side of his upper back.The gunman then quickly made good his escape in an unknown direction while the patrons at the party ran for cover. The Police were called to the scene, and Clarke was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by an ambulance, but was pronounced dead on arrival.A grieving Thomas told the media that she was unclear about the nature of the old grievance between the suspect and her now dead boyfriend, but maintained that it did not warrant anyone dying. She explained that after being shot, the injured man attempted to run, but collapsed a short distance away and slipped into an unconscious state.The Police have since retrieved two .32 spent shells at the scene. Investigations are on-going.
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THE PRESIDENT of LYIT Paul Hannigan has briefed county councillors on the future of higher education in the county today and insisted the institutions future development must have a cross-Border element.Mr Hannigan addressed councillors on the possibility of merging with other institutions in the Republic as part of a Higher Education Authority review.He ruled out the possibility of LYIT becoming a specialist institution, which is one of the HEA’s defined proposals. He said that in 2008, LYIT set out to create closer links with the University of Ulster. This was, he said, a coherent way forward and LYIT was designated as a UU institution.Under the current programme for Government however, there is no specific commitment to cross-Border higher education.He said there were now issues with the University of Ulster (UU) because student fees are smaller in Co Donegal and there is a fear from the UU that students would choose to come to Letterkenny over northern campuses.The HEA has now placed LYIT into the Border/Midlands/West education cluster. LYIT is in discussions for that cluster to become a technological university, said Mr Hannigan.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher expressed concern that the cross-Border strategy on education had been done away with by the Government.Cllr Dessie Larkin agreed with that view – saying he wanted Donegal County Council to lobby for the continued development of a cross-Border education strategy.“The cross-Border strategy has disappeared off the political agenda in the past year and that has made it extremely difficult,” Mr Hannigan said in response.“It is our view that the technological university discussions must be cross-Border but it is now no longer on the political landscape. “There has to be a cross-Border element to our future.”Earlier the LYIT President said that institution had a good record of attracting students locally.He said 46% of graduate students last year went on to further study, with 34% finding employment.The rest were taking time out or continuing to look for jobs. Donegal, he said, also had a very good record in retaining graduates within the geographical region.“That’s something we don’t hear enough about,” he told councillors.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyLYIT DEVELOPMENT MUST HAVE CROSS-BORDER ELEMENT – HANNIGAN was last modified: March 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HEAD OF LYIT BRIEFS COUNCIL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATIONLYIT DEVELOPMENT MUST HAVE CROSS-BORDER ELEMENT – HANNIGAN