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Johnson Smith says no Jamaicans hurt in UWI protest in T&T

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is reassuring concerned members of the public that no Jamaican students were hurt during recent protests at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.

This follows reports which indicated that students have been protesting since Thursday because of alleged safety and security concerns at the institution.

The minister, in a release today, said: “Our High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago advised that reports from the Jamaican Student Association in Trinidad and Tobago (JASATT) indicated that no Jamaican students were hurt.”

The ministry said it was further advised that the protesters were largely Trinidadian nationals, although some members of other regional student associations had supported them”.

Johnson Smith also assured that the Jamaican High Commission in the capital of Port of Spain will continue to closely monitor any further developments relating to the Campus incident.

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