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UWI hosts seminar on Road Traffic Crashes in Trinidad and Tobago

For Release Upon Receipt - May 24, 2011

St. Augustine

The Department of Chemistry at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, hosts a seminar on “Road Traffic Crashes in Trinidad and Tobago,” on Thursday 16th June, 2011, from 9 am to 3 pm, in the Ballroom of the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Lady Young Road, Port of Spain.

This seminar is organized by the Department’s Occupational Environmental Safety and Health (OESH) programme. The issue of road traffic crashes is of particular interest to the OESH since these accidents claim more fatalities than any other area in this field. Moreover, road safety continues to be a major public health and social issue in Trinidad and Tobago. This seminar will provide a historical account and analysis of road accidents in the country. It aims to help improve the management of the nation’s roads and to sensitize the public to road safety.

Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard, Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), UWI, will be the key speaker at the event.

Specially invited guests include Professor Clement Sankat, UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal; Professor Rhoda Reddock, Deputy Principal; Dr. Patrick Watson, Director of SALISES; Professor Dyer Narinesingh, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Agriculture; Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Senator and Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education; Ms. Cheryl Blackman, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport; and Mrs. Jennifer Boucaud-Blake, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security.

This seminar is open to the public and costs TT $750 per participant, inclusive of lunch and seminar material.

Registration deadline: Friday 10th June, 2011. 

For further information, please contact Ms. Wendy Lawrence, Programme Coordinator, at (868) 662-2002 ext. 3269, via fax at (868) 645-3771, or via e-mail at

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