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University Inn now complete with Conference Centre

For Release Upon Receipt - May 13, 2014

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – On Tuesday, May 6, the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine University Inn and Conference Centre was formally opened at the launch of the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean.  

It was agreed earlier this year by the Campus Finance and General Purposes Committee that the names “University Inn” and “Conference Centre” should be linked, thus creating the University Inn and Conference Centre. 

A plaque commemorating the re-naming was unveiled by Professor Clement Sankat, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus, and Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training.  

Located on the edge of the St. Augustine campus; the University Inn is a Boutique Bed & Breakfast that offers visitors a relaxed atmosphere and convenience. Its stylish rooms are tastefully furnished with authentic Caribbean flavour, each uniquely decorated with luxury finishes and modern fittings. Suites have king-size beds while standard rooms are fitted with queen beds. 

The Conference Centre is located next to the Inn, and offers facilities to conduct workshops, seminars, conferences and symposia, among other events, and has the capacity to hold up to one hundred persons.  

For bookings/more information, please contact the University Inn at 645-5959 or  


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)