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UWI Announces New Chancellor

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Mr. Robert Bermudez has been approved as the 6th Chancellor of The UWI. His appointment was announced as members of the University Council approved the recommendation from the Search Committee (for a new Chancellor) at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on April 27, at The Cave Hill Campus.

Chancellor Designate, Mr. Bermudez is expected to begin a seven-year term of service on July 16, 2017, succeeding Sir George Alleyne who has served as Chancellor since 2003, with astounding leadership skill and dignity.

Partnering to assist Corporate Transformation

The UWI constantly seeks to enhance its relevance to the region and as such the UWI Mona has partnered with the National Commercial Bank to produce critical corporate transformation research. This programme is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and stems from the observation that many Caribbean-based companies are in need of radical change in organisational behaviour to equip them to navigate the dynamic global and local environments. The UWI was the first port of call to organise this academic research.

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.

The UWI Open Campus and CCC Marooners Host Cricket Scouting Camp in St. Kitts & Nevis

Office of the Principal, Bridgetown, Barbados. 24 April 2017: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners recently partnered to offer a high-level Cricket Scouting Camp to young cricketers from throughout the Leeward Islands from April 20 to 25, 2017 in St. Kitts & Nevis. Other participants at the cricket camp included UWI Open Campus students from the Eastern Caribbean, who will participate in The UWI Student Games this summer.

Appointment of New Chancellor

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, 21 April 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has noted, with surprise, the announcement made by Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Education, Mr. Anthony Garcia at a post-Cabinet media briefing earlier today, on the subject of the appointment of a new UWI Chancellor.
The University Administration wishes to take this opportunity to indicate that Chancellors are appointed in accordance with the University’s Statute 4 which clearly states, “The Chancellor shall be appointed by the University Council.”

The UWI Open Campus and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Sign MOU to Stem Region’s Non-Communicable Diseases

Office of the Principal, Bridgetown, Barbados. 18 April 2017: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on reducing the high level of non-communicable diseases (NCDS) in the region. The symbolic ceremony was held at the Open Campus’ Learning Centre located on the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. HCC President, Sir Trevor Hassel, joined the Open Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr. Luz Longsworth, in the signing of the agreement, 


Sixty years ago,in 1957, the graduating class of the University College of the West Indies (UCWI) included a young man who would top his class of medical students, winning a coveted medal, and go on to become the full-fledged University of the West Indies (UWI)’s fifth Chancellor; appointed in 2003 and now retiring.

The UWI Open Campus and WIPA to Hold Capacity-Building Workshop in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The UWI Open Campus, Jamaica W.I., April 3, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), in accordance with their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), will conduct a capacity-building workshop during the upcoming Women’s Regional Tournament in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This one day workshop will be administered by representatives from The UWI Open Campus on April 17, 2017 in St.


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