UWI intensifies strict 'No Thoroughfare' policy

The University of the West Indies’ St. Augustine campus says it has begun an intensified enforcement of its 'No Thoroughfare' policy.

This means that from Monday to Friday, only authorised vehicles displaying valid UWI vehicle permits are allowed to enter the campus via the North and South gates.

Vehicles without valid permits will be directed to the visitor’s entrance at the Daaga Gate accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (east of the campus, obliquely opposite the Milner Hall).

Students suspended; police take some students for questioning

Police have taken several students of the Siparia West Secondary School into custody for questioning in relation to a violent fracas that was caught on camera and has now gone viral.

They were detained this morning at the school but the student most prominent on the video is now being sought as he did not turn out to school.

The Ministry of Education also announced that several students have been suspended for seven days for their role in the fracas.

The school held an assembly this morning, attended by several high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Education.

Education Ministry late with payment of tuition and allowances for national scholars

The Ministry of Education has confirmed that allowances and tuition of national scholars for the period September to December, will be paid late.

The Scholarships and Advanced Training Division of the Ministry issued a circular today titled "Notice of Late Payment of Allowances and Tuition for Scholars for the period September - December".

Schools closed on Friday

There will be no school this coming Friday - 6th October, 2017 to cater for a national convention by the representing union.

According to the Ministry of Education, it has given the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association permission for teachers to attend National Convention of Teachers 2017, which will be held on Friday from 9am to 3pm.

Therefore, Primary, Secondary and Early Childhood Care and Education Centres will be closed to facilitate the convention.