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Further Statement - Situation on Mona Campus

The UWI, Mona

Kingston, Jamaica, Monday, February 4, 2019 – The UWI Mona has received an initial formal report on the incident regarding the discovery of the body of a female in a pond located on the Campus.
 
NOT A STUDENT
Preliminary investigations into the discovery, which was reported at approximately 7:45 a.m., have revealed that the deceased, a medical practitioner, was neither a student nor a staff member of The UWI Mona Campus.
 
NO FOUL PLAY
A preliminary assessment of the scene by members of the Technical Services Division of the J.C.F. indicates that no foul play is suspected. Further, an assessment by Campus Security has indicated that there is no threat to any member of the University community. Notwithstanding, the security on the campus has been increased. The University regrets this unfortunate incident and expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.  
 
ABOUT THE UWI
For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Centre for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport.
 
As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the top 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018, and was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. For more, visit www.uwi.edu.
 
(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)
 


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