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

Fight, not cry for our beloved country

By Raffique Shah September 19, 2022 I cried for my country on the eve of Republic Day celebrations, this one marking the 47th year as a sovereign state. That graduation of sorts removed the Queen of England as our Head of State—a contradiction so many former British colonies cling to long after they became independent. … Continue reading Fight, not cry for our beloved country