UWI backs protests against EU blacklist

Trinidad & Tobago Guardian December 26, 2017 – guardian.co.tt KINGSTON—The University of the West Indies (UWI) is backing Caribbean Community (Caricom) governments in protesting the European Union’s (EU) recent blacklisting of regional countries it considers tax haven. In a statement issued, Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles said the UWI “stands with the governments of the Caribbean … Continue reading UWI backs protests against EU blacklist

UWI in Debe – 2 questions

By MARINA SALANDY-BROWN October 08, 2015 – newsday.co.tt THE RECENT debate of the rights and wrongs of a new UWI law campus being built in Debe revealed some of the complexities of the business of education and unleashed an unusually high level of public discourse. I use the word “business” advisedly. I could also add … Continue reading UWI in Debe – 2 questions

Small group ‘fanning the flames’ of race in T&T—UWI lecturer

By Rhonda Krystal Rambally October 04, 2015 – guardian.co.tt Anthropologist Dr Dylan Kerrigan says racist posts on social networking site Facebook are a cultural manifestation of the political climate and is suggestive of how T&T’s society might become. He described this cultural manifestation as “dangerous” and attributed this to failing social and educational institutions, the … Continue reading Small group ‘fanning the flames’ of race in T&T—UWI lecturer

UWI students: Remove Queen as Commonwealth head

By Yvonne Baboolal November 22, 2009 – guardian.co.tt Remove Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 as symbolic Head of the Commonwealth at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port-of-Spain. This is the call coming from some students attached to the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies. Students from U We … Continue reading UWI students: Remove Queen as Commonwealth head

Royal Visit to UWI Highlights Lingering Colonialism

By Leslie March 06, 2008 The Prince of Wales, Charles Philip Arthur George and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, paid a visit to the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, on Wednesday 5th March, 2008, as part of their tour of Trinidad and Tobago to promote environmentalism and to reinforce British … Continue reading Royal Visit to UWI Highlights Lingering Colonialism

Joker, the Bard of Trinidad

By Raffique Shah June 28, 2021 I imagine that like me, most calypso aficionados first became aware of the existence of the late Winsford ‘Joker’ Devine when, in 1980, a virtually unknown calypsonian, ‘King’ Austin Lewis, emerged as a favourite for the calypso monarch title in his debut appearance, singing Devine’s record-breaking composition, ‘Progress’. The … Continue reading Joker, the Bard of Trinidad

Black & Brown People Beware

By Dr Selwyn R. Cudjoe February 01, 2021 In 2001 when UNC was in power, I objected to its endorsement of Dr Bhoe Tewarie as principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI). I argued that Tewarie was not sufficiently prepared for such a position, his having only attained the status of “lecturer” in … Continue reading Black & Brown People Beware

A Black Race Position

By Dr Selwyn R. Cudjoe January 19, 2021 Last Thursday, in his response to a letter written by 23 Afro-Trinbagonians about the placement of Black students in our secondary schools, Kamal Persad, coordinator of the Indian Review Committee, responded: “It is clear the under-performance of Afro-children in the education system is still at the top … Continue reading A Black Race Position