Eight days after visually impaired UWI student, Jasmine Deen was reported missing, scores of students mobilized this afternoon in an effort to find her.
About a hundred students gathered on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies today, armed with flyers and placards.
One placard read: #FindJasmineDeen Now.
While another read: #BringJasmineHome.
One student Jhomone Leslie, says he was one of the key organizers of those who joined the pseudo-search party.
Jhomone Leslie, UWI Student.
Yesterday, Jasmine’s sister, Ashea, told our news centre that the family has been devastated since Jasmine was reported missing last week on February 27.
The police say video evidence shows Jasmine got into a taxi headed to Papine after waiting for more than an hour for a Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, bus.
The scores of students and staff of the institution filling three coaster buses descended upon Papine, Liguanea and Half-Way-Tree this afternoon to help raise awareness on the missing Jasmine Deen.
In the meantime, UWI Mona Guild President, Christina Williams, says the university has compiled a list of safe transport operators.
She says this list is especially critical for students with disabilities.
Ms Williams says students are often encouraged to use the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, buses.
But, she says students have raised concerns that the buses are unreliable.
And, she says the Guild is coordinating a reward for anyone who assists in bringing Jasmine home safely.
Christina Williams, UWI Mona Guild President.