Pelicans in the News

UWI alumna Paula-Mae Weekes becomes the President of Trinidad and Tobago

The UWI family is filled with Pelican Pride as another member of its graduate community ascends to one of the highest offices in the region. Ms Paula-Mae Weekes has been appointed as the sixth President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey is a UWI alumnus who spent his boyhood off the coast of Jamaica fishing with his family in a dugout canoe, where he became enamoured with fishing and all things marine related. He graduated with honors in marine biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland and returned home to Jamaica to get a doctoral degree in fisheries biology from The University of the West Indies (Mona).

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.

Professor Rosemary Moodie

Professor Rosemary Moodie MBBS ’82 (Department of Paediatrics University of Toronto and Inaugural Board Director of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital) has been honoured as the 2017 Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander by the Government of Jamaica for outstanding contribution in philanthropy, community development and medicine in the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada. She is Senior Accreditor with Accreditation Canada and has led the YWCA Toronto to open Canada’s largest affordable housing program for low-income women and women fleeing violence.

Dr Carissa F. Etienne

UWI alumna and Dominican, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne has been re-elected for a second five-year term as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the organization and she will assume her second term on February 1, 2018.

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