The University of the West Indies’ St. Augustine campus says it has begun an intensified enforcement of its 'No Thoroughfare' policy.
This means that from Monday to Friday, only authorised vehicles displaying valid UWI vehicle permits are allowed to enter the campus via the North and South gates.
Vehicles without valid permits will be directed to the visitor’s entrance at the Daaga Gate accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (east of the campus, obliquely opposite the Milner Hall).
The University of the West Indies (UWI) is seeking to clarify a report that claimed that UWI was lowering it entry level requirements at the Faculty of Social Sciences as a result of changes to the GATE programme.
UWI says GATE is not responsible for the changes and that degree programmes are not included.
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.
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.
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.