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President of Guyana visits The UWI St. Augustine

For Release Upon Receipt - July 31, 2015

St. Augustine

His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana paid a courtesy call on Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine on Friday July 31, 2015.

The President met with Chancellor of The UWI, Sir George Alleyne, campus senior management, Deans and Guyanese staff and students. As The UWI St. Augustine continues to build capacity and expand its relations with Guyana, His Excellency’s invitation to the campus is in keeping with one of the goals of The UWI’s Strategic Plan 2012-17 - to develop and strengthen collaboration with CARICOM stakeholders, as aligned with the Outreach perspective of the Strategic Plan.

His Excellency will also deliver an address at the Ceremonial Topping-Off and Deed Handover of The UWI St. Augustine South Campus Penal-Debe also carded for July 31 at the campus site in south Trinidad. Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is the featured speaker at that event.



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.)