Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Arsonist in failed bid to burn down the University of Guyana’s Library.
At approximately 20:30hrs last evening students studying in the of the University’s Library, discovered scores of books on fire on the western stairwell of the building. Unknown student(s) managed to extinguish the blaze before it spread to other parts of the building.
The Fire Service and Police Force were summoned, and responded in recording breaking time. Both entities begun their investigations and took statements from several students as well as staff of the University.
Noticeable is that all protocols and mechanisms that exist in the event of a fire at the University’s Library, were either grossly inadequate or failed miserably.