Rescued kidnap victim home resting Cops guarding Maria

Res­cued kid­nap vic­tim Maria Dass-Su­per­sad is cur­rent­ly at her Lange Park, Ch­agua­nas home rest­ing un­der heavy po­lice guard to en­sure she is com­fort­able and feels safe.

Af­ter she was ex­tract­ed from a house at Cau­ra, Tu­na­puna, last night, Dass-Su­per­sad was tak­en to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex in Mount Hope where she was treat­ed. She was ac­com­pa­nied by the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice (CoP) Gary Grif­fith, who spear­head­ed the res­cue op­er­a­tion.

UWI: Campus security "actively supporting" police on kidnapping

The University of the West Indies says campus security is working with the Police Service on the kidnapping of a staff member today.

UWI issued a statement on the kidnapping Wednesday afternoon.

"Earlier this afternoon, there was an incident on The UWI St. Augustine Campus involving the kidnapping of one of our staff members in the vicinity of the UWI Bookshop.

UWI: Article was wrong, no agreement for £200M repa­ra­tion pay­ments

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) says there is no agree­ment with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow for repa­ra­tion pay­ments.

Vice-Chan­cel­lor of The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (The UWI) Prof Sir Hi­lary Beck­les said the head­line of the sto­ry orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in the Ja­maica Glean­er News­pa­per dat­ed No­vem­ber 25, 2018, "Glas­gow Uni­ver­si­ty To Pay Repa­ra­tions For £200m Ex­tract­ed From Re­gion"— and sub­se­quent­ly car­ried by oth­er re­gion­al me­dia out­lets — is in­ac­cu­rate.

UWI closed today

The University of the West Indies has been closed today due to high flooding.

The following is the full statement from Camous officials:

Given limited mobility across the country due to high flooding, please be advised that The UWI St. Augustine Campus has been closed today, Saturday October 20th, 2018. Consequently, all classes for today are also cancelled. 

UWI students in court this morning

Two Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies stu­dents who spent last night in jail, af­ter they were ar­rest­ed by po­lice dur­ing a heat­ed stu­dent protest at the St Au­gus­tine cam­pus yes­ter­day, are ex­pect­ed to ap­pear in the Tu­na­puna Mag­is­trate’s Court this morn­ing.

The stu­dents, who are both mem­bers of the Stu­dent Guild Coun­cil, se­cured sta­tion bail af­ter 11 pm last night at St Joseph and Tu­na­puna Po­lice Sta­tions re­spec­tive­ly. They were charged with us­ing ob­scene lan­guage, block­ing the main thor­ough­fare and re­sist­ing ar­rest.