protest

Two detained during UWI protest

Two stu­dents have been tak­en in­to po­lice cus­tody af­ter an on­go­ing protest at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) St Au­gus­tine Cam­pus over se­cu­ri­ty con­cerns heats up.

The stu­dents chant­ed, “At­tempt­ed rape, not rob­bery!” be­fore the ar­rests.

Af­ter the ar­rests, they be­gan chant­i­ng “Let them go!” It is un­clear why the two stu­dents were held and put in­to the back of po­lice ve­hi­cles on the scene.

Protest over hole big enough to fit a person

A group of Preysal res­i­dents fear their com­mu­ni­ty may be in of be­ing cut off as part of the main ac­cess road­way has caved in, leav­ing an eight-feet deep hole near the Preysal Bridge.

The pave­ment where chil­dren walk every day on their way to school now al­so has no sup­port un­der it and can sink in at any time. The rail­ing along the near­by bridge has al­so giv­en way and cracks have start­ed de­vel­op­ing in hous­es and walls near the erod­ed bridge.

Stuck ambulance prompts protest

Fed-up res­i­dent of rur­al Bon Air Road com­mu­ni­ty, near Tamana, off San­gre Grande, vent­ed their anger over col­laps­ing roads by block­ing roads and burn­ing de­bris.

The ac­tion was trig­gered af­ter an am­bu­lance trans­port­ing a pa­tient got hitched on a land­slide ear­li­er this week.

Yes­ter­day, school chil­dren and work­ers were un­able to get to their des­ti­na­tions as the main ac­cess road was blocked off. The road link the Guaico Tamana Road to Cu­mu­to Main Road.

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