Police officers were called in to deal with a situation at the University of the West Indies' St Augustine campus on Wednesday after a male student pepper sprayed a female classmate following an argument over a group project.
The female student was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) for treatment. She was eventually discharged.
The pepper spray incident occurred around 5 pm on Wednesday at the campus' Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC).
The University of the West Indies’ South Campus in Debe will be open from September of this year.
This was announced by UWI St Augustine Campus Principal Brian Copeland at the annual UWI St Augustine Campus Council Meeting on Tuesday.
“The campus is almost ready, you will see us opening our doors in September,” said Copeland.
He said while most people driving along the Debe highway would see unfinished buildings, the key structures were nearing completion.
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.
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.
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.