Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith is reassuring concerned members of the public that no Jamaican students were hurt during protests at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus on Thursday, October 19.
Reports indicate that students have been protesting because of safety and security concerns at the institution. The Foreign Minister reported that, “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 was further advised that the protesters were largely Trinidadian nationals, although some members of other regional student associations had supported them.”
Minister Johnson Smith gave the assurance that “our Jamaican High Commission in the capital of Port of Spain will continue to closely monitor any further developments relating to this Campus incident.”