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The Uff Commission: To be or not to be?

For Release Upon Receipt - October 8, 2009

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) will host a forum on the topic “The Uff Commission: To be or not to be?” on Thursday October 15th, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the SALISES Conference Room, UWI St Augustine Campus.

Panelists are Mr Victor Hart, Chairman, Transparency International; Dr Bishnu Ragoonath, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, UWI; Mr Vernon de Lima, Attorney-at-Law; and a representative of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. The session will be chaired by Professor Patrick Watson, Director of SALISES.

Members of the media, the University Community and the general public are invited to attend and to take part in the discussion following the panelists’ presentation.

For more information, please call (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2037, 2038, 2391.


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