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UWI Penal-Debe South Campus Signing Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630888209082/{/gallery} ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – On Thursday August 2nd, 2012, the contract to commence construction of the South Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, in Penal-Debe, was signed at the Office of the Campus Principal.

The ceremony began at 10am, with UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat; Campus Bursar, Carla Dube; Senior Project Officer at the Campus Projects Office, Alfred Reid; and China Jiangsu International Economic Co-Operation Corporation (CJIE) sub-contractors, Jinpeng Zhang and Yonggao Pan, affixing their signatures to the contract.

Also present at the ceremony were Acuitas Caribbean Limited representatives, Director, Mr. Ian Marfleet; and Quality Manager, Ms. Stacy Nagessar. Mrs. Angela Argoon, Chief Executive Officer of the Penal-Debe Regional Corporation, was also in attendance.

The creation of a South Campus comes as part of UWI’s regional strategic plan to expand the University to better serve its communities. The establishment of the South Campus was approved by the Council of The UWI and will be implemented with the support of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

For further information, please contact the Marketing and Communications Office, at 662-2002 ext.82315 or 82324, or via e-mail at marketing.communications@sta.uwi.edu

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UWI Discovers India

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UWI hosted an orientation session for participants of the UWI Discovers India immersion on Tuesday 10th July, 2012. All gathered at the Conference Room of the Main Administration Building at The UWI St. Augustine Campus, for tips to help them prepare for their experience in India, including maps of the destinations that they’ll visit and a list of do’s and don’ts to pay attention to while there.

Mango Festival

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The UWI, in collaboration with the Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago (NRWP) and the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs, hosted the 4th Annual Mango Festival on Sunday 8th July, 2012, at the UWI Field Station, Mt. Hope. This year, the festival followed the theme “A celebration of the utility and diversity of mango.”

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Closing Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630750067892/{/gallery} A business plan for a web-based store specialising in Carnival costumes took the $50,000 first prize in the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp competition, jointly held by The University of the West Indies (UWI). The announcement was made at the camp’s closing ceremony on Friday July 20th, 2012, at The UWI’s Institute of Critical Thinking.
Ms. Zidelle Daniel’s winning plan focused on design, production and export through WorldMas.com, a website allowing visitors to construct their own costumes by selecting just what they desire.
The Entrepreneurship Boot Camp 2012 took place from July 2nd to 6th, at The UWI’s Institute of Critical Thinking. It targeted recent university graduates and final year undergraduate students and aimed to help them think like entrepreneurs and give them the necessary skills.

Spirit of Chocolate

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630747700634/{/gallery} Yet another fiftieth anniversary is being celebrated this year as the Cocoa Research Unit celebrates its lifetime of research, conservation and outreach. The CRU, one of the premier inhabitants of the community of The UWI, has a rich legacy as it is the successor to the Cocoa Research Scheme of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture which started work on cocoa as early as 1930.
As one of the events planned to mark this historic milestone, the CRU hosted a “Spirit of Chocolate” Festival at the Hilton Trinidad on July 21, 2012. It was an evening dedicated not only to pleasure for the senses but to encourage investors to see the endless possibilities and creations offered by chocolate – and the cocoa industry.

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