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UWI Conference on the Economy photos

For Release Upon Receipt - October 8, 2009

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Economics hosted the annual Conference on the Economy (COTE 09) on October 1st and 2nd, 2009 at The UWI School of Education Auditorium, Agostini Street, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.  The conference aimed to highlight and address key economic and related developmental issues facing Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean in light of the global economic crisis.

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.