By Camille Hunte
May 14, 2023 – Express
United States President Joe Biden has congratulated Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on receiving an honorary degree from Howard University, saying he did not know Rowley was “so talented”.
Biden was delivering the feature address at Howard University’s 155th commencement convocation ceremony at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, yesterday.
Both Biden and Rowley were conferred with honorary Doctor of Letters degrees from the university.
Prior to being presented with his degree, the Prime Minister was described as a “renowned social and political leader, pioneering statesman and scholar” by Howard University president Dr Wayne Frederick.
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Dr. Wayne Frederik should spend a few months living in T&T and he surely would recall that Honorary Degree.
Maybe he just might do that after his retirement. The last High Ranking Man that came out of Howard (and Dropped his Bucket in TT) became PM of TT… Maybe this is what this is all about… PNM 2.0, TMan?
“Howard University Appoints Revered Historian and Academic Leader Ben Vinson III, PhD, as 18th President
The Howard University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Vinson, 52, as president of the University, effective September 1, 2023. Vinson will succeed Wayne A. I. Frederick (B.S. ’92, M.D. ’94, MBA ’11), who has served as Howard’s 17th president with longstanding dedication and unwavering commitment since 2014. ”
The government should be investigating why Canada’s two major airlines, Air Canada and Westjet have discontinued or restricted all flights to Trinidad.
I wonder if the Tourism Minister is even aware of this?
Howard University was noted as the “negro Oxford”. In 1939 Dr Williams received an appointment as an assistant professor of political and social science, with the special responsibility of planning and teaching a social science introductory course that was compulsory for all freshmen students.
Currently Wayne Frederick, a Trinidadian, is the17th president of Howard University,(Feb. 2022). Which would explain the award given to the Prime Minister.
The secret PNM scholarship program has received a boost by this honorary award given to Dr. Rowley by Howard University. It is perhaps the President hope that more PNM Trinis would venture into the US in the field of academia. And I am sure it is all well time as September approaches later this year. It would be an opportunity for many.
Even in the awarding of National awards and Honorary Degrees, there seems to be corruption.
I will give you one if you give me one!
Migration is the only answer for those who do not belong to the PNM cult.