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UWI Alumnus Professor Carlyle Brewster recognised with emeritus status

Carlyle Brewster, Professor of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Professor Emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. He obtained his bachelor's degree from The UWI and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall receives Harold T. Pinkett Award

UWI Pelican Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall is a UWI Cave Hill graduate of the Class of 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Management and a Master of Science degree in International Management (2008). She is pursuing a master of arts in archives and record management (first cohort) at The UWI and is a 2019 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Class of 1969 Reunion

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019

The celebration of our 50th anniversary of graduation from The UWI will be held on the Mona Campus, October 10 - 13, 2019.

Please take note of the Information Bulletin and let us hear from you. Send an email to with your contact details and please also spread the word among your batch-mates.

Let’s make this the best reunion ever!


UWI Pelican Dr Gail Kerr receives Johns Hopkins Distinguished Visiting Professorship in diversity

Dr Gail Kerr is the 16th Annual Myron L. Weisfeldt Distinguished Visiting Professor in Diversity, 2019 for the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Diversity Council and the School of Medicine and she was the featured speaker at Medical Grand Rounds on February 1, 2019.

UWI Grads reunite at annual UWIAA Toronto Luncheon

Ferdinand Fortune, UWIAA Toronto Chairperson (left) was happy to meet Dr Ludlow Burke (centre), a member of the first UWI class of 33 students, whom he met at the Medical Alumni Luncheon in Toronto two weeks ago. Dr. Burke graduated in 1954 with an MBBS.  At right is Dr Edourd “Eddie” Armour from Dominica, a UWI Mona 1961 medical graduate. The luncheon was a wonderful affair, allowing alumni from all faculties to reconnect and bond.

Military academy signs deal with UWI

UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Rocky Meade (right) with the Memorandum of Understanding. (Photo: Norman Thomas)

The UWI and Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) now have a memorandum of understanding where the University will assist the Academy with programme development.

Pearnel P. Charles Jr.

UWI Pelican, Senator the Honourable Pearnel P. Charles Jr., the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) led a High Level Panel on Tourism as the Driver of Sustainable Ocean Health and Ocean Wealth in the Uncut Conversations: Conversations on Climate Change Series put on by the Climate Change Division of the MEGJC on May 9, 2019, in which he underscored the importance of involving inter-sectorial communication and partnerships to prepare for and mitigate against the impacts of climate change.

CHTM Reunion 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020


Nassau, Bahamas


The Makandal Daaga Scholarship and the need for Change Agents

Civil society plays a key role in any society – none more so than in developing and emerging countries; countries, in fact, like those of the Caribbean. Transparency. Accountability. Good Governance. Social Justice. Examples abound when our society fails to measure up. If we doubt this, reflect on the results of the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index:

Caribbean sub-region rankings
Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, 2018 

Caribbean rank*

Global rank

Cave Hill Law Alumni Publishes Newsletter

Dean Berry shares his vision for the Faculty of Law, updates within the Faculty and a new bold partnership for UWI Cave Hill Law Alumni to shape the future at the Faculty.

If you attended the UWI Cave Hill Faculty of Law, sign up for their mailing list through

Click on the file below to read the newsletter.

Planting fruit trees to feed people, create jobs and benefit the environment

Mike and Mary McLaughlin are two UWI Graduates. TTFF is a fine example of UWI Graduates working towards social and economic development while reducing inequality with international impact. TTFF can check several boxes for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and currently work in several Caribbean countries.

Marlon James on Time Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Marlon James has been listed among the 100 Most Influential People of 2019 by Time magazine. This UWI Pelican received the prestigious Man Booker prize in 2015 for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” Receiving the Man Booker prize made James into one of the most important voices of the modern literary generation, and he embraced that role wholeheartedly by speaking out on issues of race, literature, and gay rights, among others.

Dr. Gillian Barclay

Las Vegas HEALS has appointed Dr. Gillian Barclay to its Executive Committee. She was also appointed co-chair of the Las Vegas HEALS Legislative Task Force. This UWI Pelican is currently the Industry Specialist in Healthcare for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

UWI Pelicans – the Fredericks

UWI Pelican Janese March brought the following information to our attention as she wishes to highlight the great work of the Fredericks. Distinguished Pelican, Emeritus Professor the Honourable Joseph Frederick OJ, CD, may be the first West Indian to publish in the prestigious British Medical Journal for Human Reproduction.

UWI STAT Mona – New Ambassadors and Awards

The UWI STAT Mona Corps inducted 20 new Ambassadors and those from the Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) travelled up to participate in the Ceremony. The Director of the WJC, Dr. Patrick Prendergast attended this important occasion, as did the Director and Coordinator of the Vice Chancellor’s regional Ambassadorial Corps, Celia Davidson Francis. 

At the recent UWI Mona Campus Student Awards, the Mona UWI STAT Corps did very well, especially in the areas of Leadership and Service which are areas that they are groomed for:

2019 Awardees - Mona Campus 


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