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Professor Brendan Bain V The UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - August 4, 2017


The University of the West Indies is in receipt of the judgement of the Supreme Court of Jamaica in the case of Professor Brendan Bain V The University of the West Indies. We have reflected on the judgment and note with some satisfaction that the Court in considering the several elements of the multifaceted case brought against the university found that it did not breach any implied term of trust and confidence in the employment contract with our distinguished Professor emeritus and respected colleague, nor did it defame him in any way. The university respects the judgment of the court and is desirous of moving forward with the important work at hand. In so doing it seeks the support of all our stakeholders in the promotion and advancement of the public good.


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in BarbadosJamaicaTrinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)