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CEO taken away by police


SHERIA BRATHWAITE

CEO taken away by police

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Police escorted chief executive officer of the Washington University of Barbados, Gopi Venkat off the University’s premises earlier today.

 This action occurred just after a meeting with officials from the welfare and labour departments along with the Ministry of Education.

Minister of Elder Affairs and People Empowerment Cynthia Forde confirmed to NationNews that the authorities were looking into the matter and conducting their own fact checking. 

Earlier this week some students took their plight to the Ministry of Education. After hearing their concerns  Prime Minister Mia Mottley instructed a team to  investigate the living conditions. Initial investigations revealed that the electricity and the water were off for the past five months among other issues. Forde gave the assurance that Government will be looking into how best they could assist the students.  (SB) 

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