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Principal Copeland confirms UWI's role in operationalizing the Couva Hospital

For Release Upon Receipt - April 27, 2018

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. April 27, 2018 - The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus confirms that it has met with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on UWI's role in the operationalization of the Couva Hospital. Discussions are ongoing and the details are still being worked out. Commenting on the announcement by the Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Brian Copeland said “ I am pleased that the St. Augustine Campus has been engaged on this venture. We look forward to working  to optimize the use of the hospital for the benefit of all".  



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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, The 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, Social Sciences and Sport. The 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:

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