Live Broadcast: Vice-Chancellor's Forum | Hurricane Recovery in The Bahamas

Event Date(s): 13/09/2019

Location: The UWI Regional Headquarter,s You can view online

Tune into the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum: Hurricane Recovery in The Bahamas with The UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

The forum takes place on September 13 at 10am at the Ramson Meeting Room, The UWI Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Mona, Jamaica.

Forum Participants

  • Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Affairs, The UWI
  • Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI (joining via videoconference from The Bahamas)
  • Dr. Barbara Carby, Head of The UWI Disaster Risk Reduction Centre (DRRC) and part of a visiting team to the affected islands last week
  • Mr. Jeremy Collymore, Resilience Consultant/Advisor attached to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, The UWI (joining via videoconference from The Bahamas)
  • Bahamas Student Representatives


As we mourn the human loss in Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands and lament their massive property destruction, the extreme vulnerability of our region is undeniably an existential threat caused by climate change and global warming. We continue to witness this truth in the extensive damage and tragic deaths caused by the growing intensity of hurricanes.

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) remains committed to championing the proposition of a resilient Caribbean. This regional University has always borne the responsibility to serve the people of the Caribbean and, in this time of despair, is taking the moral and ethical position that we must provide leadership in responding with alacrity to the crisis and recovery phases.

You can view the live broadcast on www.uwitv.org and UWItv’s Cable TV channel on the Flow Network (click here for info).

VC Forum on the Bahams


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