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UTech implements temporary shuttle service after student's murder

Published:Friday | November 6, 2015 | 11:33 AM
UTech informed that it was working with the police and the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, to review safety and security measures for students who live in communities close to the institutions.

The University of Technology (UTech) has implemented a temporary shuttle bus service to transport students living in surrounding areas following the murder of a student in an attempted robbery on her way home. 

The temporary shuttle service began last night and will serve students living in Tavern, August Town, Papine, Mona, Hope Pastures and the Liguanea area.

Yesterday, UTech informed that it was working with the police and the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, to review safety and security measures for students who live in communities close to the institutions. 

READ: Identity of murdered UTech student released, peers demand more police patrols

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Shanique Walters, a 22-year-old student of the College of Health Sciences was shot dead as she ran away from an armed man who demanded her bag. - via Facebook<br />

Shanique Walters, a 22-year-old student of the College of Health Sciences was shot dead as she ran away from an armed man who demanded her bag. - via Facebook

UTech's acting president, Professor Colin Gyles says further measures will be announced soon. 

The Education Ministry has called for the police to increase security surveillance of residential areas where UTech and UWI students board. 

UTech students yesterday said their institution should copy the UWI and implement a permanent shuttle service.

Twenty-two-year-old first year medical student, Shanique Walters, was shot dead while walking to her home in Hope Pastures, from classes. 

A female schoolmate who was walking with her was left unharmed.

The police have not reported any leads on the alleged killers.