University of the West Indies (UWI)

  • Health authority chairman: UWI statement confusing

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Express -The statement issued by The University of the West Indies (UWI) in defence of the doctor and consultant was confusing, says chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Dr Shehenaz Mohammed. “I’m surprised that they can draw a conclusion without any discussions with us and I’m even more surprised that anyone…

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  • Distinguished Lecture By AMBASSADOR IRWIN LaROCQUE SECRETARY-GENERAL Caribbean Community On the status of the Regional Integration Process and Vision for the Future of CARICOM   Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 3 October 2013

    I am honoured to be here with you this afternoon at the invitation of Professor Sankat to deliver this lecture and begin the series of Distinguished Lectures on our integration movement.  It is a discourse that is much needed and if my understanding is correct, I look forward to hearing from some of the Region’s iconic figures on this theme.…

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  • Caribbean academic wants greater role tertiary education in ACP economic growth

    BRUSSELS, CMC – Prominent academic and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor E. Nigel Harris has stressed the role of tertiary education as an engine for economic growth in developing countries, while calling for deeper collaboration across African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions in the process. In an interview to launch the ACP Secretariat’s “One-on-One” YouTube series,…

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  • UWI welcoming sponsorship for Nelson Mandela Freedom Park

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Nelson Mandela Freedom Park located at University Drive, Cave Hill, which will separate the traditional and newer parts of the Cave Hill Campus, will house a gazebo, a bar, washrooms, relaxation areas and a number of other gazebos will be spread across the landscape. Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWI Cave Hill Campus Sir…

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  • On funding UWI

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – Whichever of the two main parties is eventually successful in forming the next governing administration on February 22, after the current ostensibly garish and noisy electoral campaign, will have a legacy of economic troubles left on its agenda for immediate treatment. One of these, we submit, is the substantial debt currently owed to the University of…

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  • EDITORIAL – New front in UWI debate

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – We are grateful to Professor Hubert Devonish for his forthright, clear and simple enunciation of this basic fact. “The University of the West Indies (UWI), whatever the high-minded motives behind its establishment, is now a business,” he wrote in this newspaper on Sunday. Professor Devonish is a linguist at the UWI's Mona, Jamaica, campus. He made the…

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  • Brathwaite for UWI post

    FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Dr Chelston Brathwaite, recently joined the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies as interim director of the School of Agriculture. In this new capacity, Brathwaite will assist the university in defining a new role for the school in supporting agricultural development in the Caribbean. He…

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  • Photo of UWI deputy principal to receive CARICOM women’s award

    UWI deputy principal to receive CARICOM women’s award

    University of the West Indies deputy principal and gender professor Dr Violet Eudine Barriteau will receive the Caricom Triennial Award for Women for her remarkable contribution to the field of gender and development and her role as “a powerful exemplar of self-respect, self- discipline, vision and leadership”. The Triennial Award for Women was introduced in 1983 to recognise and honour…

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  • UWI study on Internet banking

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI) is moving to fill a void in information on Internet banking, a relatively new development. It has announced a grant of US$15 000 for economists Dr Winston Moore and Dr Justin Robinson to conduct research into Internet bankingin the Caribbean. The project is one of several which FirstCaribbean International Bank is financing to…

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  • Regional body accredits, lauds, UWI Medical Programme

    The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) has fully accredited the University of the West Indies’ Medical Programme, lauding it for its “outstanding students, enthusiastic and committed teachers including residents (house staff). In a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the UWI, Professor Nigel Harris, the Board of CAAM-HP noted that “graduates of the…

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