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Condolences on the passing of former student Kimberly Teelucksingh

For Release Upon Receipt - October 27, 2017

St. Augustine

On behalf of The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) St. Augustine campus, Deputy Principal, Professor Indar Ramnarine sends condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Kimberly Teelucksingh who died on 25th October, 2017.

“The news of Ms. Teelucksingh’s passing is extremely sad, she was a young woman with obviously a lot of potential. We are saddened by her death but have used the moment to shed light on the Counselling and Psychological Services that are available to students who are having a difficult time coping with their studies and University life in general.”

Kimberly, a former student of the Faculty of Social Sciences was not a registered student at The UWI St. Augustine since 2013/2014 and so she was not expected to graduate this year.


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 Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad 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.)