IT MATTERS TO MARIA: UWI students scared
SOME CARIBBEAN students attending the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill say they are living in fear and are pleading with the police to do more to curb crime in their neighbourhood.
The students occupy apartments at Pleasant View, Hinds Hill – near the campus – and for the past several months their apartments have been burgled and clothing stolen from their laundry lines. They also say that “unsavoury characters” have recently been lurking in the area.
Trinidadian Cherisse Berkeley said they were now so scared that they could not go anywhere without walking in groups.
“For the past couple of weeks we have had strangers in the area – faces that we are not accustomed seeing . . . a couple of guys who have just been walking up and down the road at all hours of the night.” (MB)
Cherisse Berkeley locking one of the gates at the apartment where she lives.
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