Police probe pepper spray incident at UWI

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).

UWI South Campus ready by September

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 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.