Pelicans in the News

Mr. Timothy Antoine

UWI Pelican, Mr. Timothy Antoine has been appointed Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and will officially take up his post on February 1, 2016. He has taken over from Sir K. Dwight Venner, another UWI graduate, who retired after 26 years, making him the longest serving governor of any Central Bank.

Dr. Cecil Aird

Dr Cecil Aird (second left) and his daughter, Daniella at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the US$250,000 Carnegie Hand Institute and Surgery Centre, at the Whitter Village in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Sharing in the moment are from left: Member of Parliament for North West St James, Dr. Horace Chang and Senior Medical Officer at Cornwall Regional Hospital, Dr. Delroy Fray.

UWI Graduate Dr. Cecil Aird, who is internationally recognized in his  field, has opened the US$250,000.00 Carnegie Hand Institute and Surgery Centre, not only with the aim of assisting individuals who need this specialized service but also with the aim of passing on these specialist hand surgery skills to Jamaican and Caribbean doctors.  

Dr. Niel Parsan

UWI graduate, Dr Neil Parsan has been appointed to the position of Secretary for Integral Development at OAS. He was the former Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America and to the Organisation of American States (OAS).

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.

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