December 2017

EU’s Blacklisting of CARICOM Financial Centres


The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles on the EUs blacklisting of CARICOM financial centres.
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Video: 2017 IN REVIEW

Take a look! We’ve crammed some of the hundreds of photos of visitors and events and donations this year into a minute-and-a-half gallop through the past year at the UWI Museum. You may even see yourself if you paid us a visit!

70th Anniversary Signature Events


Event Date: 
January 7, 2018 - 9:15am - February 25, 2018 - 6:00pm


70th Anniversary Signature Events

January  7

The UWI 70th Anniversary Inter-Faith Service at the Mona Campus.

January  8-11

First Conference for the 70th Anniversary in the Faculty of Science and Technology: Mona Symposium Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry.

February 3

The Philip Sherlock International Arts Festival.

February 7- 9


Pelican Cedric Gayle authors History of the UWIAA New York Chapter

UWI Alumnus Cedric Gayle visited the UWI Regional Headquarters on December 11, 2017 and presented a copy of the History of the Formation of the UWI Alumni Association New York Chapter to the Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Celia Davidson Francis which he compiled and authored. He acknowledges the assistance of Leo Chambers, Marjorie Seeberan, Lillith Parks, Anthony Belinfanti, Dr Kathleen Watson and Drs Hazel Carter and Gerald White-Davis, as well as his daughter Janelle and wife Heather.

Leighton McKnight CD

UWI Alumnus and chartered accountant Leighton McKnight CD, has received the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica Distinguished Member Award for 2017 for sterling contribution to the accountancy profession and nation building. He is greatly admired for his philanthropy and community service by his fellow UWI Pelicans in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean; and in 2013, he was honoured by the Government of Jamaica with the Order of Distinction, Commander Class for Public Service, Philanthropy and Community Service.


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