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NGOs talk People Power & Constitution Reform at UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - September 10, 2014

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – On October 9 and 10, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Economics hosts its annual Conference on the Economy (COTE) 2014. A pre-conference event – an Armchair Discussion – has been developed for the specific participation of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). 

The Armchair Discussion surrounds the topic "People Power and Constitution Reform," which was an area critical to the late Professor Dennis Pantin, who was one of the founding members of the Constitution Reform Forum (CRF), and the Caribbean economist being honoured at this year’s COTE conference. He was also a previous Head of the UWI Department of Economics.  

The Armchair Discussion takes place on Thursday September 11, 2014, from 7pm, at Lecture Theatre 3, the Teaching and Learning Complex, 27 Circular Road, The UWI, St. Augustine. It is sponsored by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU), and is open to the general public, free of charge.  

For further information on the October 9 conference, please visit