The University of Guyana (UG) is set to beef up security measures following bomb threats that virtually shut down its operations since last week.


From Left: Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Deputy Police Commissioner Maxine Graham, Crime Chief Lyndon Alves, and the Director of Strategic Initiatives at UG Dr. Fitzgerald Yaw


Last Tuesday, threats of bombs...

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Citing public safety, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, yesterday remanded a 25-year-old student of the University of Guyana (UG) to prison, after it was alleged that she mad

Students and staff leaving the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus on Thursday, February 8, 2019. (photo by Keon Skeete)

A female University of Guyana student was Friday arrested in connection with two days of bomb threats at the University of Guyana, forcing that tertiary institution to close its doors until next week, authorities said.

She has been identified as Dianne Jafferali, said to be a close relative of a staunch People’s Progressive Party (PP...

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Closure of Turkeyen Campus,

All members of the University and all members of the public are advised that the Turkeyen campus will be closed to the public, students and non-essential emergency University personnel for the remainder of this week to enable a comprehensive assessment of the situation following a bomb threat for the second day in succession. Officers of the Police Force and Fire Service conducted a thorough search of the campus on Wed...

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On Tuesday, February 5, 2019 the University of Guyana Turkeyen Campus was evacuated due to an anonymous call that was received at the Alberttown Police Station, Georgetown at 12:40 that a bomb was planted on the campus. The campus was evacuated as a precaution and a search of the premises was conducted by Officers of the Police Force and Fire Service.

All classes for the rest of the day were cancelled and staff were sent home.

According to Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Lloyd G...

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Second year University of Guyana student Shanyce McAlmont, who is reading for a degree in Public Management, is following her dreams by modelling on the side of work and school, something she has been fascinated with ever since she first strutted about as a child in her mother’s heels.

Born in Linden where she spent the earlier part of her life, Shanyce attended Mackenzie Primary School but completed her primary education at North Georgetown Primary. After that, with her mother p...

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With enhanced food security, increased food exports and the upgrading of skills in the food production sector generally regarded as targets Guyana must continue to focus on in the period ahead, this month’s launch of a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Food Science by the University of Guyana (UG), has caught the attention of a wide range of stakeholders.

They include both emerging businesses and established companies in the food production sector, as well as young Guyanese see...

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