Pelicans in the News

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.

Marcia Erskine

marcia erskineUWI alumna, Marcia Erskine, was this month awarded the High Commissioner's Independence Award for sterling service to the High Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Jamaica and contributions to Jamaica on the celebration of Trinidad's 52nd year of Independence!

My UWI Journey - Ms. Krissa Johnny

IMG 1946Having successfully completed my undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies Open Campus in 2012; and graduating with First Class Honors in Mathematics Education as the Valedictorian, I was propelled to pursue the Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design in January, 2013, owing to my satisfaction with the educational experience received with the said institution.

David Ritch

David RitchCayman Islands attorney-at-law David Ritch is contributing to the legal fraternity in the Cayman Islands. He is the Chairman of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank. He graduated with a law degree (Hons.) from the UWI Cave Hill Campus. He then qualified as a barrister in London. He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1976.

His career began in the Cayman Islands Courts as the Clerk of Courts. He rose rapidly to Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel in the Chambers of the Attorney General. He is currently senior partner with the law firm Ritch & Conolly, where he has practised law continuously for the past 30 years.

Ritch is a past president of the Cayman Islands Law Society and has served on numerous Government Statutory Boards, including being a member of the Cayman Islands Currency Board, Chairman of the Port Authority, the Labour Board and Planning Appeals Tribunals, the Trade & Business Licensing Board, the Caymanian Protection Board, the Immigration Board and the Work Permit Board. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd, a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the sole provider of electricity on the Island of Grand Cayman.




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