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UWI reviews all security contracts

For Release Upon Receipt - August 18, 2014

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus Administration is aware of and regrets the incident concerning two security guards that occurred on Monday 11th August. Both persons are attached to a private security firm contracted by the University. The services of that security firm have been terminated and measures have been put in place to review the contracts of all other security firms currently contracted, as well as their personnel assigned to Campus facilities, as the University moves forward.   

The Campus' senior leadership takes the safety and security of The UWI's staff, students, and visitors to the Campus very seriously, and the University is supporting the National Police in its investigation.  


About The UWI 

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)