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Distinguished Antiguan Physician to Receive Honorary Degree at the Open Campus 2016 Graduation Ceremony in St. Kitts & Nevis

Dr Sir Prince Ramsey, will be conferred with an honorary degree as Doctor of Science (DSc) at the next Graduation ceremony of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), which is scheduled to be held on October 8, 2016 at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort at Frigate Bay in the country of St. Kitts & Nevis.

The UWI Open Campus and the OAS Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the General Secretariat of the Organisation of American States (OAS) through the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, August 5, 2016.  This is a symbolic gesture demonstrating the parties’ commitment to the implementation of a project entitled, “Expanding the Socio-Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean.  Phase II: Implementation of Project Components”. 

UWI Open Campus Bahamas Site Launches Global Giving Week

In an effort to accelerate its drive for self-sufficiency, the University of the West Indies has launched a global initiative, Global Giving Week (August 1-7, 2016) under the theme, Emancipate, Educate, Donate.  

Initially launched at Mona, Jamaica on Friday, April 8, 2016 similar launches were held at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Cave Hill, Barbados.  Given the wide reach of The UWI Open Campus launches were held in Belize on June 30, 2016 Saint Lucia on July 8 and Antigua and Barbuda on July 12, 2016.

Eleven Honorary Degrees at The UWI 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 10 August 2016.  Members of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) approved 11 honorary degrees to be awarded at the University’s 2016 graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies are expected to kick off at the Open Campus in St Kitts and Nevis on 8 October, followed by the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on 15 October, the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago on 20-22 October and will conclude with the Mona Campus in Jamaica on 28-29 October.

UWI Open Campus to sign MoU Agreement with the Jamaica Constabulary Force

Principal of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr. Luz Longsworth (left), beams with pride beside Jamaica’s Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, after both signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding for the development of academic programmes and other educational initiatives at the Commissioner’s Office on August 8, 2016.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

The hurricane is the natural disaster most likely to befall our region.  Notices of a hurricane are issued several hours prior to landfall by each island’s local Emergency Management Agency.   This gives the Open Campus ample time for the orderly and effective securing of University buildings, equipment and other property before the actual hurricane, and for staff, not required to be on the premises, to leave and see to the welfare of their homes and families.

 

Hurricane information issued by the relevant Agency may be as follows:

UWI Open Campus mourns Andy Delmar

The Office of the Principal: The collective Open Campus and, indeed, the entire community of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), mourns the passing of one of its most resolute supporters, Mr. Andy Delmar. Mr. Delmar passed away tragically on Sunday, July 17, 2016 in a motor vehicle accident in his island home of St. Lucia. He was an outstanding member of the Open Campus Council, representing his country and the interests of higher education and development across the extended English-speaking Caribbean. Mr.

The Honourable Dr Keith Rowley to Give Live Address at UWI in Jamaica

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 18 July 2016  – Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, The Honourable Dr Keith Rowley will address a town hall meeting at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, Jamaica on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. (Jamaica time). The address is scheduled among a number of other activities surrounding Dr Rowley’s first official visit to Jamaica as Prime Minister. 

Donations Pour in at UWI Global Giving Week Launch in Saint Lucia

The UWI Open Campus, Saint Lucia. 18 July 2016. The University of the West Indies’ Global Giving Week was launched in Saint Lucia on July 8, 2016 as part of an ongoing awareness campaign for the initiative. The launch was hosted by Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia, who also demonstrated her support as a patron for the campaign by donating EC$5,000.

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