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UWI Women’s Cricket Club ‘Rallies Round’ St. Vincent and the Grenadines

For Release Upon Receipt - April 30, 2021

St. Augustine

The UWI Women’s Cricket Club (UWI WCC), which operates under the St. Augustine Academy of Sport, Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies has joined the regional university’s call to ‘Rally Round’ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and to provide relief to persons affected by the La Soufrière volcanic eruptions.

Since the eruption of the volcano began on April 9, many citizens have been displaced from their homes into shelters and other forms of temporary housing. Coach Stephanie Power said that some of those affected are members of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Under-19 National Women’s Cricket Team as well as members of The UWI WCC. 

Coach Power said, “we stand with the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, especially our Vincentian counterparts in sport, and we remain committed to assisting in any way that we can. Club members donated cases of bottled water, non-perishable food items, household, cleaning, and personal care items.”

Their shipment left Trinidad and Tobago on April 21st. The UWI St. Augustine, together with its regional Campuses, continues its relief efforts to support the citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during its time of need.

More information on the St. Augustine Campus’ relief drive can be found at




Notes to the Editor

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Members of The UWI Women’s Cricket Club alongside their contribution to The UWI St. Augustine Campus' Relief Drive


About The UWI

For over 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has 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 and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe including the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean 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; the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ); The UWI-University of Havana Centre for Sustainable Development; The UWI-Coventry Institute for Industry-Academic Partnership with the University of Coventry and the Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research with the University of Glasgow.

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. The world’s most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, has ranked The UWI among the top 600 universities in the world for 2019 and 2020, and the 40 best universities in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018 and 2019, then top 20 in 2020. The UWI has been the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. 

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