Beefed up security to prevent sabotage of Galleons Passage, other vessels

Minister of Works and Transport, Rohan Sinanan says the government will move to increase security in and around all the seabridge vessels, to ensure that no one is allowed to sabotage their operations.

Speaking at today's post-Cabinet news conference, the minister says there are people who stand to benefit from the vessels not functioning properly.

Primary school principals reject Ministry's position on helping to secure school gates

Primary school principals are asking Education Minister Anthony Garcia, whether he intends to arm them with batons and bulletproof vests.

This question, they say, is in response to the minister's statement that principals should take responsibility, along with security guards, for manning the school gates.

The principals say the Education Minister is misinterpreting the Education Act which speaks to school security.

Police issue safety guidelines for Christmas

The Police Service has issued a list of safety guidelines that people should follow over the Christmas Season.

The guidelines are for shopping, for homes and for while in vehicles.

Among them, the police are advising that people not walk with large sums of money and to pay attention to pick pocketers.

The following are the safety tips issued by the police today:

Avoid carrying around or exposing large sums of cash.

 Keep your mobile phone with you and do not leave it unattended.

 If walking, please do so in well-lit areas.

UWI intensifies strict 'No Thoroughfare' policy

The University of the West Indies’ St. Augustine campus says it has begun an intensified enforcement of its 'No Thoroughfare' policy.

This means that from Monday to Friday, only authorised vehicles displaying valid UWI vehicle permits are allowed to enter the campus via the North and South gates.

Vehicles without valid permits will be directed to the visitor’s entrance at the Daaga Gate accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (east of the campus, obliquely opposite the Milner Hall).