The race to join the 2012/2013 local Premier League will have to go down to the wire following results from Sunday’s round of matches in the Division One Zonal Middle League.Unity FC beat Bazooka 4-1 at the Bekwai Park to go top of the Zone One table with 6 points and a goal difference of four. They are tied on points with RTU who beat Tano Bofoakwa by 3-1 but are second on the table, with a goal difference of three.Unity FC will host RTU at the Baba Yara Stadium on Wednesday and that game will determine who qualifies for the Premier League. The situation in Zone Three is quite open with one of three teams eligible to qualify. Istanbul FC beat King Solomon by 2-0 at the Tema Sports Stadium to go top of the table with four points and goal difference of 2.At the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast, Amidaus Professionals won their game against Danbort by a lone goal. The result put Amidaus on second place, tied on four points with Istanbul but with goal difference of one.King Solomon are also in contention, currently with three points on third place in Zone Three. They come up against Amidaus Professionals, while Istanbul take on Danbort FC all on Wednesday.
Chaos broke out at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen campus on Friday morning when news spread that someone threatened to blow up several sections of the campus by reportedly setting bombs at various locations at the tertiary institution.The Guyana Police Force, Guyana Fire Service and the University’s security were on high alert and locked down the institution.As a result, the gates to the educational institution were closed as security forces scanned the institution for threats. The threats were initially sent to a number of online news outfits and the situation was promptly reported to the police.In the message, the alleged sender “Jack Ryan” stated “I have placed 20 bombs across the University of Guyana campus which are hidden from plain sight. Attached to this bomb is a timer which can be remotely activated/deactivated”.The sender also uploaded an image of the alleged handmade explosive device. He also stated that the timer was set for eight hours before destruction.“The bombs will be activated at exactly 15:00h unless my demands are meet,” the message stated.However, in a subsequent message, the sender related that students must leave the campus after which he will make his demands.C Division Police Commander, Calvin Brutus told this publication on Friday that fire tenders and members of the Guyana Police Force’s bomb squad spent hours combing through the multiple buildings on that campus in search of the possible bombs.They were able to evacuate a large number of students, who had been on campus for various classes as well as faculty members, however, there were a few challenges in getting students who were already writing exams to safe locations.“We managed to get those folks out of the compound and into safety zone. But when we got there, some students had already commenced certain exams, so we had to try to get them into a safe zone too. At the same time, we did not know where the sender alleged he placed bombs so we had to check every single part of the campus,” the Commander said.When this newspaper arrived on campus on Friday, the gates were still closed and security personnel were not allowing anyone into the compound.This is the second bomb threat that the Turkeyen campus of UG has faced since the start of 2019.In February, a female student of that campus was charged for allegedly sending threatening messages saying that a bomb was placed on campus. She has since denied the allegation and is currently on trial.