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UWI: Robbery yes, but no evidence of attempted sexual assault

The University of the West Indies says an initial investigation reveals no evidence of attempted or alleged sexual assault on a student at the campus yesterday, contrary to what has been mentioned on some social media sites.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the university's St Augustine Campus said it is working with the relevant authorities to investigate the incident but notes that according to a report from campus security, there was, in fact, a robbery involving a student near the Student Activity Centre (SAC).

Holy Name hosts building fund art auction

Holy Name Con­vent has em­barked on a school ex­pan­sion dri­ve to build more teach­ing spaces to en­sure the rich lega­cy of the Do­mini­can Sis­ters con­tin­ues in its dri­ve to ed­u­cate the young women of Trinidad and To­ba­go.

Com­ment­ing on the school's rich tra­di­tion in ed­u­ca­tion via a me­dia re­lease, chair­man of the Build­ing Ver­i­tas Fund, Ian Ben­jamin, ex­plained, “We are proud of the tremen­dous her­itage that Holy Name Con­vent has. Its phys­i­cal space has proven to be a sa­cred space that al­lows our young women to blos­som and grow in ser­vice.”

Principal: No religious discrimination at SAGHS

The rakhi is­sue at the St Au­gus­tine Girls' High School was blown out of pro­por­tion in me­dia re­ports, ac­cord­ing to the prin­ci­pal of the school.

The school was put in­to the na­tion­al spot­light af­ter Pun­dit Satyanand Ma­haraj claimed that a Hin­du stu­dent was brought be­fore the school and shamed for wear­ing a rakhi, a sym­bol of broth­er­hood love in the Hin­du re­li­gion.

Clogged school toilets costing $millions

School sew­ers are be­com­ing clogged be­cause there is no toi­let pa­per avail­able for stu­dents to use.

In des­per­a­tion, many are forced to clean them­selves with pieces of cloth­ing or sheets of pa­per which, when flushed, clogs the sew­er trig­ger­ing fur­ther ex­pense for the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Education Ministry commends Police Service on arrest of students

The Ministry of Education is commending the Police Service and by extention, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for upholding the commitment to strategic partnership in ensuring that there is safety, and further, accountability for actions in schools.

The Ministry issued a statement Friday in reference to the Princes Town West Secondary students who have been charged with assault and released on bail.

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