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UWI must show Mona Common respect

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM


The University of the West Indies (UWI) is not treating the people of Mona Common right. UWI has apparently been given control of Mona Common land and began to conduct a survey. But this was resisted because communication with the people living there was entirely lacking.

The complete silence from UWI is wrong. It has made the people of the area very angry, and justifiably so. They are led to conclude that they are regarded as too low to engage in a conversation.

Political representation has not, I am told, been helpful.

UWI representatives must share with Mona Common residents, many of whom have lived there for decades, the options being considered. Residents' views, desires and RIGHTS must be taken into account and treated with the respect they deserve. This matter has reached a stage where it requires the most urgent attention.