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INACCURATE REPORTS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF DR. JUDITH ROSE SPENCER

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The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus wishes to advise that reports in a Jamaica News Network (JNN) newscast aired on Monday, February 4, 2019 was grossly inaccurate.
 
The JNN’s newscast alleged that the body of the late Dr. Judith Spencer, which was discovered in a pond on the Mona Campus, had multiple stab wounds and her throat slashed. 
 
Preliminary Police and Security reports reveal no signs of violence on or near the body of the deceased.  The police investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death. 
 
The UWI Mona Campus is committed to providing the highest level of security to students, staff and visitors.
 
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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