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Patrick Manning: Passionate about his country, its people

For Release Upon Receipt - July 4, 2016

St. Augustine

“Trinidad and Tobago, indeed the Caribbean, owes Patrick Manning, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, an immense debt of gratitude”, says Professor Brian Copeland, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI).

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal Copeland noted that the late Statesman set a vision for the country and laid the path to achievement of that vision.

“I will remember him as a mentor and a supporter of development through education and innovation. He had a passion for Trinidad and Tobago that was beyond measure. On behalf of the students and staff of the St. Augustine Campus, I offer condolences to his family and loved ones and thank him for his dignified and unwavering service. Travel well, Mr. Prime Minister.”



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.)