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UWI Pelican Dr. the Hon. Usain Bolt' celebrated

The UWI community across the region, and in our many Diasporas beyond, stood at the finish line to welcome ‘Dr Bolt’ to the place he has made his very own. In his congratulatory statement UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said, “It's a global space that he has domesticated for his Caribbean folk who foretold that no Beijing bird nest would contain the flight of the pelican”.

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry (LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D International Law) was born in the Commonwealth of Dominica and is Director ofthe International Labour Standards Department of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland. She began her career at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus, as a lecturer in law.


He attained a BSc in Agriculture in 1974 and a doctoral degree in Tropical agriculture in 1979 from The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus and has been a practicing farmer for the past thirty years. As a research fellow in The UWI Department of Crop Physiology, he was the first scientist to unearth the methodology of promoting flowering in Aroids, a strategy that is currently utilized internationally in developing this family of plants through hybridisation.

Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong

Dr Herbert Ho Ping Kong, senior consulting physician at the University Health Network in Canada and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto will be the guest speaker at the Medical Association of Jamaica's (MAJ) Gala and Awards Banquet, scheduled for June 8, 2015. This renowned internist will launch the MAJ's Golden Jubilee celebrations and symposium under the theme: 'Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases: The 21st Century Tsunami'. Dr.

Judge Patrick Robinson

Newly elected judge on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague. A UWI graduate, Judge Robinson is the first Jamaican and only the second person from the Caribbean to serve on this court in its 70 year history.


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