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The UWI Open Campus and CCC Marooners Host Cricket Scouting Camp in St. Kitts & Nevis

Office of the Principal, Bridgetown, Barbados. 24 April 2017: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners recently partnered to offer a high-level Cricket Scouting Camp to young cricketers from throughout the Leeward Islands from April 20 to 25, 2017 in St. Kitts & Nevis. Other participants at the cricket camp included UWI Open Campus students from the Eastern Caribbean, who will participate in The UWI Student Games this summer.

Appointment of New Chancellor

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, 21 April 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has noted, with surprise, the announcement made by Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Education, Mr. Anthony Garcia at a post-Cabinet media briefing earlier today, on the subject of the appointment of a new UWI Chancellor.
The University Administration wishes to take this opportunity to indicate that Chancellors are appointed in accordance with the University’s Statute 4 which clearly states, “The Chancellor shall be appointed by the University Council.”

The UWI Open Campus and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Sign MOU to Stem Region’s Non-Communicable Diseases

Office of the Principal, Bridgetown, Barbados. 18 April 2017: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on reducing the high level of non-communicable diseases (NCDS) in the region. The symbolic ceremony was held at the Open Campus’ Learning Centre located on the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. HCC President, Sir Trevor Hassel, joined the Open Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr. Luz Longsworth, in the signing of the agreement, 


Sixty years ago,in 1957, the graduating class of the University College of the West Indies (UCWI) included a young man who would top his class of medical students, winning a coveted medal, and go on to become the full-fledged University of the West Indies (UWI)’s fifth Chancellor; appointed in 2003 and now retiring.

The UWI Open Campus and WIPA to Hold Capacity-Building Workshop in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The UWI Open Campus, Jamaica W.I., April 3, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), in accordance with their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), will conduct a capacity-building workshop during the upcoming Women’s Regional Tournament in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This one day workshop will be administered by representatives from The UWI Open Campus on April 17, 2017 in St.

The First Armon Florizel Stanford Bursary Awarded to Open Campus Youth Development Student

A small ceremony was held at The UWI Museum on Monday, March 27, 2017 to celebrate the presentation of a bursary in the amount of US$2,000 to the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) awarded by UWI alumnus, Mr. Lloyd C. Stanford and family. Mr. Lloyd Stanford is, among other things, a former Canadian Federal Civil Servant who worked on multiculturalism as a central feature of Canada's federalism. He is an executive of The UWI Alumni Association. The Armon Florizel Stanford Bursary, named in memory of Mr.

Accessions in March

Accessioning is how new records – and new artifacts – become officially part of a repository’s collection. We’re sharing this insight into recent accessioning work at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Archives.


Professor Kevin Fenton

Professor Kevin Fenton is the Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England. Prior to that he was Director of the United States National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. He spent his childhood in Jamaica. His father was Head of the science department at Excelsior High School and his mother was a nurse at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). He pursued a Major in Computer Science at UWI and then graduates with an MD from the UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences, where he was elected Class President for 1985-86,


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