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.

No thoroughfare: UWI blocks traffic to the public

The University of the West Indies St Augustine says it will no longer be a thoroughfare to members of the public beginning from the start of the new school term.

The University issued a statement today of the new changes coming into effect.

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.

Glover, Fraser-Pryce, Teelucksingh among 11 for UWI honorary degrees

US actor, Danny Glover, Jamaican sprint queen, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and former Independent Senator Reverend Daniel Teelucksingh, will receive honorary degrees from the University of the West Indies this year

The University released eleven names of this year's recipients, following a decision of the Council.

The following is a statement from UWI:

T&T loses one of its brightest minds as Dr Dave Chadee passes

University professor Dr Dave Chadee who has been a leading expert in vector-borne diseases has died.

Professor Chadee passed away suddenly yesterday, from what appears to have been a heart attack.

The University of the West Indies has issued a statement on his passing;

UWI Guild President warns of rising crime around campus

There is a spike in robberies and crimes against students in and around UWI's St Augustine campus, despite the presence of police and security patrols. 

The is according to the vice-president of UWI’s Guild of Students, Michael Rajnauth in a Facebook post.

Rajnauth is advising students to use the university-provided shuttle when getting around. 

When the shuttle is not available, he's urging students to request a police escort at the Guild’s office.