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Peter Nelson

Kudos to UWI Pelican Peter Nelson, who obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the age of 25. He is one of the youngest PhD graduates from The UWI, Mona.

Dr. The Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis

U​WI Alumnus, Dr. The Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis ​M.D. is the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Dr. Minnis graduated from​ ​the F​acu​lty of Medicine​, UWI Mona, in 1980 with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (M.B.B.S.)​ and completed his specialized studies in Jamaica in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1985​. He is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (MRCOG) and a Fellow of The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FRCOG​)​.

Michelle Doyle-Lowe

Michelle Doyle-Lowe was named Acting Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, effective June 2, 2017. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Economics from The University of the West Indies and an M.Phil. in International Finance from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. She is a longstanding member of the Barbados Economic Society.

H.E. Dr. June Soomer

St. Lucian, Ambassador Dr. June Soomer is the new Chairman of the Open Campus Council. A UWI alumna, she received her Ph.D. in History from the UWI in 1994. She was the first female to graduate with a doctorate in History from the UWI, Cave Hill. Her thesis entitled “An Assessment of the Factors Affecting the Structure and Functioning of The British West Indies Federal Civil Service, 1947-1962”, highlighted her passion for regional integration, one that she has maintained throughout her career. She currently serves as the Secretary General to the Association of Caribbean States.

The Honourable Justice Pearletta Lanns

The opening of the new second high court at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial Complex in Basseterre, St. Kitts, has seen the appointment of a second judge to serve the St. Kitts Circuit – Her Ladyship, the Honourable Justice Pearletta Lanns, a Nevisian. In 1985, Justice Lanns, on completion of her library degree, attended the UWI Open Campus in St. Kitts and Nevis and joined the Challenge Programme, which had offered a first year Law LLB of the degree programme.

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