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UWI Open Campus Mobilises Hurricane Relief for Hard-Hit Sites in Dominica, Tortola (BVI) and Anguilla

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Tuesday, October 10, 2017.   Recovery and disaster relief efforts are well underway at the University of the West Indies Open Campus Country Sites in Dominica, Anguilla and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Site in Dominica was the hardest-hit with 90% of the physical facility severely damaged and a near total loss of equipment.

The UWI and CDEMA to Establish Caribbean Emergency Management Association in New York

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. 25 September 2017— The Caribbean Centre For Disaster And Risk Reduction located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) have agreed to leverage The UWI’s North American networks, in order to mobilise resources in North America for disaster relief and construction within the Caribbean.  
 

Irma-Maria: A Reparations Requiem for Caribbean Poverty.

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. September 22, 2017Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles issues the following statement on the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria:

Director of Centre for Reparation Research at The UWI to Speak at US Congressional Black Caucus Forum

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., September 21, 2017.  Professor Verene Shepherd, Social Historian and Director of The University of the West Indies Centre for Reparation Research is carded to present at the Reparations Issues Forum at the 47th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in Washington DC on Friday 22 September, 2017.

Portia Simpson Miller to receive Honorary Degree from The UWI

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 21 September 2017 – On Saturday, September 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will hold a special convocation to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the Most Honourable Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica.

UWI Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles: “We are neighbours, let’s take responsibility for each other.”

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., September 15, 2017 — Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has called on the people of Latin America and the Caribbean to “Take responsibility for each other and establish ownership of each other.”
 

Installation ceremony to be held for new UWI Chancellor, Robert Bermudez

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., September 13, 2017– On Saturday 16 September, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will install Robert Bermudez as its sixth Chancellor. The installation ceremony takes place at The UWI’s St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, beginning at 6.00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time)/ 5.00 p.m. (Jamaica Time).

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