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Dr. Luz Longsworth to be inducted as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus at ceremony in Belize

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. March 14, 2017:  On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Dr. Luz Longsworth will be inducted as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI).  The ceremony will be held in Belize, where Dr. Longsworth has lived and worked for many years. It takes place at the River Hall, Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, Belize City, from 6:00 p.m. Belize time/8:00 p.m.

The UWI Open Campus hosts Annual Business Meeting of Council in Belize

The UWI Open Campus, Jamaica W.I., March 9, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus will welcome University Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Campus Council Chairman (Ag.), Dr. Lennox Honychurch, and other appointed members of the Campus Council for the presentation of its 2015/2016 Annual Report on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Belize. The occasion is the Open Campus Council Meeting where Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr.


Did you know that when the iconic University Chapel first opened its doors in 1959, its front face was naked of adornment? Just the rawly reconstructed limestone blocks and the huge double doors.
Princess Alice visits the UCWI Chemistry Department with Department Head Leonard Haynes and guest. Photo courtesy of Prof Robert Lancashire


Pete the Pelican has become an unofficial symbol of the UWI and the label ‘Pelicans’ has started to attach to a lot of teams at the university. But the first promotional use of the university’s crest seems to date back to February 1951, when the students of the then University College of the West Indies (UCWI) attached the name to their new student publication.

Saint Lucia to host The UWI’s Budget Meetings

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. February 20, 2017.  The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that the Government of Saint Lucia will host the annual meetings of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to the Grants Committees of The UWI. These meetings will be held at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay Village, on February 20-21, 2017.

Another Caribbean Stalwart passes: Former Guyana Ambassador to UN, Noel Sinclair dies

Guyana’s former Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Noel Sinclair, has passed away. He was one of Guyana’s finest Diplomats. His career was spent almost entirely within the Diplomatic Service, the exception being a brief stint at Central High School.


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