Utech Students, Staff & Community Unite For Shanique Walters


Students and staff of the University of Technology, UTech, along with residents of Mona and Hope Pastures, mounted a march and candlelight vigil last evening in memory of slain Medical Technology student, Shanique Walters.

The 22 year old was shot and killed by a gunman on November 4, as she walked home from school on Hope Boulevard in Hope Pastures, St. Andrew.

Persons sang hymns and chanted, as they marched through Mona and Hope Pastures.

They lit candles at a park on Hope Avenue, opposite to the spot where Miss Walters drew her last breath.

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And, Efforts are being made to improve lighting on the campus of the University of Technology, UTECH, and nearby communities.

Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Andrew, Andre Hylton, says plans are advanced to fix several streetlights and install new ones.

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Mr. Hylton also notes the shuttle bus service, which recently began serving UTECH students who live in the surrounding communities of the campus.

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Meanwhile, Head of the St. Andrew Central Police, Senior Superintendent Millicent Sproul-Thomas, is appealing to the public to provide any information that may assist in the investigation of Ms. Walter’s murder.

SSP Sproul-Thomas says they are receiving some support, but more is urgently needed.

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SSP Sproul-Thomas is also assuring UTECH students that the increased police presence since the murder will not be rescinded anytime soon.

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