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.
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.
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.