The family of a visually impaired University of the West Indies student, who’s missing, is pleading for her safe return.

Twenty-two year old Jasmine Deen was last seen at the University’s Irving gate last Thursday boarding a taxi.

The 22-year old International Relations student has been missing for seven days.

Jasmine would usually take the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses to her home in Bull Bay St Andrew.

But according to Director of Security at the University of the West Indies, Norman Heywood, Jasmine was unable to get a bus that day and took a taxi instead.

Her sister, Ashea says Jasmine, though visually impaired, is very independent and can travel on her own.

She says her family is taking Jasmine’s disappearance very hard.

And she had this plea for those who may have kidnapped her sister.

Administrative Assistant in the Office for Special Student Services at the UWI Mona, Sharmalee Cardoza, is pleading with the JUTC to better serve the university community.

And, she says since Jasmine has been reported missing, several taxi operators have been refusing to transport persons who are visually impaired. 

Sharmalee Cardoza, Administrative Assistant at the Office for Special Student Services at the UWI Mona.

Director of Security at UWI Mona, Norman Heywood, says the taximan who transported Jasmine from the university gate to Papine, was questioned by the Police.

Norman Heywood, Director of Security at the UWI Mona. They were speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.