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Update on Operations at The UWI St. Augustine Campus

For Release Upon Receipt - March 15, 2020

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. March 15, 2020 – The health, wellness and safety of all our students and staff and their families remains the priority. We are guided by the updates from the Ministry of Health as well as the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development from the recent Press Conferences as we continue to monitor COVID-19 nationally. Therefore, in addition to the suspension of classes, the Campus facility will be closed this week.

The internal Incident Management Team (IMT) continues to implement the COVID-19 Response Plan for the Campus. This includes considerations for business community, with many of our staff working virtually from tomorrow, March 16, to allow for critical planning.

Members of the public conducting business with the Campus are encouraged to engage the relevant campus department via email. The Campus Directory can be found online via our website at

Other critical queries can be directed to


About The UWI

For more than 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students across five campuses: Cave Hill in Barbados; Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda; Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago; and an Open Campus. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018 and 2019. The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.

As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa including the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute with Brock University; the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES); The UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. For more, visit

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