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Rolf Richards Lecture 2012

Rolf Richards Lecture 2012

“Non-Communicable Diseases in Public Health” is the title of the Rolf Richards Distinguished lecture hosted by the Department of Medicine, UWI, Mona.  Dr. Beverley Barnett, PAHO/ WHO Representative will deliver the lecture. The event is set to take place on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7 pm at the Main Medical Lecture Theatre, located at the Univ

Experience the UWI Open Campus 2012 Graduation in St. Kitts Nevis

As the youngest campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), the Open Campus is moving into its fifth year of operations as the de facto online learning and outreach arm of the institution es

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Closing Ceremony, Social Determinants of Health Internship

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157631307808390/{/gallery} Twenty secondary school students from Trinidad and Tobago interned this summer in Non-Governmental Organizations(NGO’s) through an innovative partnership between the University of the West Indies(UWI), St. Augustine Campus, and the US-based Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health(www.arthurasheinstitute.org.) in Brooklyn, New York.

The UWI-based Social Determinants of Health Internship Programme exposed these 20 young people from Trinidad and Tobago to the health-related work done by nine local NGOs. This programme helped them to develop research and professional skills through a five week curriculum developed in partnership with the Institute and UWI’s Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Open Letter July 2012

Foreign Minister of the Bahamas, The Honourable Fred Mitchell, delivering a speech on behalf of his Prime Minister at the Opening Ceremony of CARICOM Heads of Government Summit 2012.

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UWIAA Florida “Adopt a Student” Campaign Continues

UWIAA Florida “Adopt a Student” Campaign Continues

Following the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies Adopt a Student for $1 a-day event on July 27, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida, UWIAA Florida will be extending the drive to at least December 31, 2012. This will give those who did not get a chance to participate on July 27, 2012 an

Lieutenant Governor of Florida lectures on The US elections, Florida and the Caribbean

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157631178068554/{/gallery} On Thursday 9th August, 2012, Jennifer Carroll, the Trinidadian born Lieutenant Governor of Florida, visited UWI’s St. Augustine Campus where she delivered a lecture on the topic, “The US elections, Florida and the Caribbean.” Following opening and welcome remarks by Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Behavioural Sciences, and Professor Rhoda Reddock, UWI St. Augustine Campus Deputy Principal, Lt. Gov Carroll began her lecture by speaking about her visit to Trinidad. This visit, she said, focused on building business relationships between Trinidad and Tobago and the US in order to help both countries. She said that the US was especially interested in T&T’s pepper, cocoa and urea industries. She spoke about T&T’s oil and gas industry advising that our supply can run out so we shouldn’t abuse our resources.

Lt. Gov. Carroll then moved onto describe the election process in the US, commending T&T’s citizens on their “voter integrity.” She cited the 60-70 per cent voter turnout during the country’s 2010 general elections. “I’m very impressed by that,” she said. However, T&T doesn’t accommodate for voting adequately since there is just one opportunity and one location for citizens to vote. In the US there are numerous opportunities to vote, she continued. For example, the elderly and disabled are facilitated by having people visit them at home and “you can even vote in your PJs.”

Lt. Gov. Carroll ended her lecture by encouraging the women of T&T to become involved in the country’s government and “be a part of the solution and the greatness that you know this country can be.”


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