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first_imgThe Guyana Police Force in collaboration with the Guyana Road Safety Council launched an inter-secondary school debating competition.Themed, “Stop accidents before it stops you, be alert, accident hurts” the completion saw 16 schools from Regions Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) vying for the top spots of best debater, best researcher and the best debating school.Superintendent Linden Isles standing with Guyana Road Safety Council co-coordinator Ramona Doorgen and participants of the debating competitionDelivering the feature address during the launching on Friday was Senior Superintendent Errol Watts, who indicated how important road safety is, especially among school children, who are of the most vulnerable group of road users (pedestrians).Further, he commended the traffic department and its stakeholders for this initiative which will bring about awareness on a wider scale and which will in turn, create a more positive approach by road users.The competition which will be done in four rounds; the semi-finals and finals will be concluded during the National Road Safety Week which is November 25 to December 1.The debatable for the competition will deal with traffic issues.The competition will be televised countrywide with the kind compliments of its sponsors; Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation, Hack of People’s Beauty Product and James Samuels Jr.last_img read more

first_imgAt least two people have been killed and more than 20 casualties reported in a mass shooting incident in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday night.Police in the city have said that “one suspect is down” after a shooting took place at a music festival near the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip.Up to 40,000 people had gathered for the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. It is reported that up to 24 people have been injured, 12 of those are in critical condition, according to the Las Vegas University Medical Center. Police confirmed they do not believe there were any more shooters.Flights in and out of the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas have been temporarily halted due to the incident.The Irish Consulate in San Francisco says it is aware of the situation and advised Irish citizens to follow instructions from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.Police are telling the public to stay away from the area. Tourists are told to remain in their hotel rooms and not go out onto the Strip. A statement from Las Vegas City Hall asked people to avoid the south area of the strip, adding that it was a “Very sad night for Las Vegas”.Have you been affected by the incident? If you wish to share your experience email info@donegaldaily.com Two dead and mass casualties in Las Vegas shooting was last modified: October 2nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Las Vegaslast_img read more