JM | Feb 21, 2023

UWI Mona Guild calls for swift investigation into Chancellor-Mary Seacole incident

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Guild Council is once again speaking out against acts of violence on campus.

The Guild Council has been made aware of disturbing allegations involving a student services and development manager for Mary Seacole Hall, Nadine Spence, a resident advisor at Mary Seacole hall and students of the Chancellor hall, namely hall chair Shaquille Ramsay and hall deputy chair Fabian Morris during a planned sporting activity on Sunday (February 19).

The Guild Council, in a statement on Monday, called for swift and transparent action in response to these allegations.

The council has recommended that the UWI Mona administration immediately remove the resident adviser alleged to have been involved in the confrontation if the allegations against her are found to be true.

“Additionally, an investigation should be conducted on the alleged role of the SSDM in the matter during which the SSDM should be placed on unpaid leave until such investigations have concluded. Counselling support should also be provided to the students who witnessed or were exposed to the violent confrontation,” the UWI Guild Council noted.

The Guild Council’s actions are in response to the seriousness of the allegations and the need for swift and transparent action to ensure the safety and well-being of all students on the UWI Mona Campus. The council is demanding that their calls be addressed by Wednesday, February 22nd at 12 noon.

The UWI Mona administration has yet to make an official statement on the matter. However, the Guild made mention that they have requested a meeting with the director of the Office of Student Services and Development (OSSD), the director of security and the Campus Registrar to further discuss this matter.


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