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UWI St. Augustine is now a No Thoroughfare Zone

For Release Upon Receipt - September 2, 2016

St. Augustine

Members of public advised to use alternative routes

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus announces new traffic procedures for the start of the new academic year. With effect from September 5, 2016, the campus is converted into a NO THOROUGHFARE ZONE. Members of the general public who routinely use campus roads as a thoroughfare are advised to use alternative routes, and to note the following regulations for vehicular access to the campus:

AUTHORIZED VEHICLES: Only vehicles displaying valid UWI Permits for the 2016/2017 academic year will be granted vehicular access to the campus through the NORTH and SOUTH GATES (gates off of the Eastern Main Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, respectively).

UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES: Vehicles, which do not display the requisite Permits, will be classified as “unauthorized” and will be required to use the VISITORS’ GATE, accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (East of the campus, obliquely opposite the Milner Hall).

VISITORS: All visitors, suppliers and other members of the general public doing business on the campus (for e.g. at REPUBLIC BANK, TTPOST, BOOKSHOP, etc.), whose vehicles do not display valid Permits, must use the VISITORS’ GATE, accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (East of the campus, obliquely opposite the Milner Hall), to enter the campus.

In introducing these new measures, to be implemented by a partnership of campus security services and national police, Campus Registrar, Richard Saunders advises that every effort has been made to minimize the impact on the public, while ensuring the safety of the campus. Mr Saunders explained, “It has become necessary to implement greater controls as it pertains to regulating both persons and traffic on our campus grounds. The conversion of the campus into a no thoroughfare zone is meant to significantly reduce the possibility of unauthorized individuals on our campus. We ask our community and stakeholders to cooperate with the directions from our campus security as well as national police and traffic management authorities as we seek to ensure a safer and secure campus for all.”





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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:


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