The Bahamas

UWIAA Bahamas President Missouri Sherman-Peter

President: Mrs. A. Missouri Sherman-Peter (Alumna)

Diplomat, the Permanent Observer of CARICOM to the United Nations and Senior Public Official


The Chapter hosted a successful BACK TO UWI WEEKEND to mark the 70th Anniversary of the UWI from November 16-18 2018. The UWI Chancellor Robert Bermudez and his wife attended. 

The President of the Chapter, Ambassador A. Missouri Sherman-Peter, the Permanent Observer of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to the United Nations was very pleased that participants in the activities included the UWI Chancellor, Mr. Robert Bermudez; H.E. Mr. Reuben Rahming, Member of Parliament (MP) of The Bahamas and Ambassador to  the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Professor Verene Shepherd, Director, UWI Centre for Reparation Research and member and past Chair of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Working Group on People of African Descent; and Dr. Sheila Walker, cultural anthropologist and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc. in Washington, DC. 

The weekend began with an audience for the Chancellor and distinguished participants with the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Most Honourable Hubert Minnis. Prime Minister Minnis is a graduate of The UWI.

The featured events of the weekend were  the staging of the Remember Slavery Programme’s exhibit, “A Legacy of Black Achievement”; a lecture entitled “Climb Over That Wall! The UWI Historian as Scholar Activist 70 Years On”, delivered by Professor Verene Shepherd; a UWIAA-Community “Legacy of Black Achievement” Walk-a-thon led off by Mrs. Patricia Minnis, spouse of The Bahamas Prime Minister; and the viewing and discussion of Dr. Sheila Walker’s documentary film “Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places”.

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The UWI in The Bahamas marked the 60th Anniversary of the UWI with the production of a special commemorative stamp collection, in collaboration with The Bahamas Philatelic Bureau. In addition, the 60th Anniversary was marked with a Proclamation by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Hubert Ingraham, the 60th Anniversary Research Day and the visit of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.

The Chapter also contributed US$16,000.00 to the UWI Regional Endowment Fund



Open Campus Centre - The Bahamas
P.O.Box N-1184, Nassau, The Bahamas

Tel: 242-323-6593


The UWI Medical Alumni Association (UWIMAA)  Bahamas Chapter works closely with the UWIAA Bahamas Chapter and they have events and activities together.

The Young Alumni of the UWIAA Bahamas Chapter are very active and have responsibility for events and social media and assist in many other ways. 


Some Bahamian Graduates

Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis - Prime Minister

Excellency A. Leonard Archer

The Hon. Sir Burton Hall

The Hon. Vincent Peet

Senator Thomas Desmond
Dr. Robin Roberts OBE
Dr. Cecil Bethel
Dr. Conville Brown
Mr. Eric Carey
Dr. Sebastian Peter
Mr. Teran Nicolls
Mrs. Donna Nicolls
Mr. Campbell Cleare

Dr. Roger Brown

Mrs. Berencia Isaacs

Mr. Cleophas Adderley

Mr. Cresswell Sturrup

Mrs. Sharon Cleare





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