Yet another robbery on UWI’s St Augustine campus has students anxious and uneasy. This is while lecturers protest over stalled negotiations. Principal of the St Augustine Campus Prof Rose-Marie Belle Antoine has given the assurance that patrols have increased and new equipment purchased for the university’s security after a social media warning was sent out to University of the West Indies (UWI) students following the robbery late last week.
Prof Antoine confirmed that there had been a robbery last week and added that security patrols have increased. And also said: “I know we had a robbery this week and my police officers were on him but that is much of what I know,”
The campus management has instituted a strict no thoroughfare policy on the campus and has stepped up security arrangements but many students still feel unsafe after several robberies over the past few months.
Professor Belle Antoine was asked if she would make calls for increased police patrols and higher visibility around the campus, and responded: “We have always been requesting this and the deputy principal deals with those things and the registrar, not me personally. But we have increased our patrols and I bought more equipment for our police.”