A protest has been planned for this morning outside the University of West Indies (UWI), Mona to demand a response to a petition regarding the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain. Professor Bain was fired last week as the director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART), Network for providing an expert report in a 2010 suit brought by a gay man in Belize. More than 30 gay and human rights groups had written to the UWI saying they lost confidence in Professor Bain as the head of the training network. However, last week a group began an online petition demanding, among other things that the UWI issue a public apology to Professor Bain and Jamaicans. According to the latest email, a protest is planned for today because the UWI vice-chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris, has failed to respond to the petition.

#WhatDoYouSay #FreedomOfSpeech or #AnExcuseForIntolerance or is it a #HardCall?


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