The Campus has a number of experts who have the necessary experience to provide factual information about COVID-19 and its impact on virtually every aspect of society and life. Our Media section features UWI experts providing their insights via media interviews, and also includes special features in which they provide much needed advice to members of the public in matters of importance such as mental health and finance.


The Campus is also represented on the UWI COVID-19 Task Force by:

  • Professor Terence Seemungal, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Professor Christine Carrington, Molecular Genetics and Virology
  • Professor Christopher Oura, Veterinary Virology
  • Dr Katija Khan, Clinical Psychology
  • Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Gender 

Read their bios and more at


Handover of PPE from Huawei at OCP on Friday 8th May, 2020

Recent Media Interviews

In the Press

Dr Landis: Vaccines working extremely well - Trinidad Guardian Article (April 2021) 

UWI executives give part of salaries to students | CNC3

T&T’s food security problem | Guardian

UWI teams up to make ventilators, face masks | Newsday

Carrington: No certainty that patients are reinfected | CNC3 

Caribbean nationals for clinical COVID trials | CNC3

Oxford ranks T&T high on ability to end lockdown  | CNC3

Virologist: Washing hands, best protection against virus | CNC3

COVID-19: UWI team to manufacture ventilators, medical equipment

UWI team seeks to manufacture ventilators, masks

Closer look at animal viruses needed – expert | Trinidad Guardian

Television Interviews

Prof Seemungal discusses COVID-19 Variants | CNC3 interview (May 19) 

Dr. Landis: Vaccines Safe | CNC 3 Interview (April 2021) 

Prof Clive Landis, UWI Covid-19 Task Force Chair Discusses Vaccine Rollout (Feb 2021) 

UWI Virologist agrees with extension of restrictions (Sept 2020)  

Why are female leaders thriving amidst COVID-19 | CNC3 Television   

UWI starts COVID-19 drug trials | CNC3 Television   

T&T a food insecure nation | CNC3 Television   

COVID-19, The Recovery Committee | CNC3 Television   

Dr. Amy Deacon discusses World Earth Day, Climate Change and COVID-19 | CNC3 Television

T&T Joins WHO Solidarity Study on Therapeutic Remedy For COVID-19 | TTT Live Online

Professor Clive Landis discusses the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Preparedness | CNC3 Television


Coronavirus In The Caribbean | CNC3 Television

Social Impact Of COVID-19 | TV6 News

Coping with Coronavirus | TTT

Press Conference Features

Ministry of Health Virtual Media Conference - Thursday 30th April 2020 | TTT Live Online