Protesting law students locked out

A heated protest outside the gates of the UWI Teaching and Learning Centre this morning, as campus security locked out protesting law students. 

Scores of students gathered to request a meeting with campus principal professor Brian Copeland, to discuss the impending move to the UWI South Debe campus.

Copeland was at the time addressing UWI's St Augustine annual council meeting.

However, when the students arrived the gates were closed off, tied with wires and rope, prompting students to begin chanting and shouting their frustrations.

UWI Vice-Chancellor offers condolences on passing of Derek Walcott

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has extended condolences on behalf of the University of the West Indies (UWI) community to the family and loved ones of Sir Derek Walcott who passed away on Friday morning.

Walcott, an alumnus of The UWI Mona Campus, graduated in 1953 and was awarded an honorary (DLitt) in 1973.

UWI Gender Institute urges MPs to pass Marriage Bill

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine (The UWI) is calling upon the members of the House of Representative to secure the rights of minors and implement public policy that expands the life choices of all children.

Search on for Chaguanas PH driver who abducted UWI student

Police are searching for the driver of a red car that is used to conduct PH taxi services in Chaguanas in connection with the abduction of a female UWI student.

The student, who remains unidentified, reported to police that she was on her way home when she boarded the red car to head to Chaguanas from Curepe last night.

The driver abducted the girl but eventually set her free after she started crying.

UWI makes amendments to new $500 Students Amenities Fee

The University of the West Indies has made some amendments to how the new $500 Student's Amenities Fee will be implemented.

UWI announced the new fee earlier this week but following concerns by students, the university now says that students will be allowed to pay $250 at the beginning and the rest in the next semester.

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New compulsory $500 enhancement fee for UWI students

Students attending the University of the West Indies will be required to pay a compulsory fee of $500 beginning in September, to enhance and develop the amenities of the Campus.

The fee will go toward supplementing the existing allocation for the development and enhancement of student facilities and services.

The fee will apply to both new and returning students and will be applicable at the beginning of each academic year.

It will not be applicable, however, to specially-admitted and exchange students.