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UWI's Fete for a cause 2023 ReLive a Success!

For Release Upon Receipt - February 8, 2023

St. Augustine

 ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. February 07, 2023 – The UWI Development and Endowment Fund (UWIDEF) committee held its all-inclusive fundraiser on January 22nd, 2023 at The UWI St Augustine Campus. The committee and by extension The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus would like to express its gratitude to all patrons who supported the cause in aid of student bursaries and scholarships.

 Since the much-anticipated UWI fete’s inception in 1989, more than TTD$21million have been raised, providing over 4000 bursaries and grants to UWI students in need, locally and regionally.

 The events’ performances and variety of food were much welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees. It featured Kes the Band, with performances by Voice and his band, College Boy Jesse and D’All Starz Band, Dil E Nadan, Freetown Collective, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson and the A Team Band, Iwer George, Ding Dong, Mical Teja, Jaiga, Farmer Nappy, Nailah Blackman, Teddyson John, and many more.

Headliner Kes thrills the crowd at UWI Fete 2023

The menu included an incredible spread of delectable food and drink stations. Patrons were served with signature lamb, pork, shrimp, and mushroom meals prepared by internationally recognised Chefs Khalid Mohammed and Debra Sardinha-Metivier. There was authentic Jamaican, Indian and Chinese offerings and wild meat delicacies and a range of desserts suited to a plethora of palates. Patrons were able to partake and revel in unique 'ReLive' cocktails, champagne, specialty wines, Angostura rums, whiskey, vodka, Baileys, gin, tequila, and surprise creations from our alcohol partners.

UWI’s Fete for a cause 2023: ReLive was indeed a success, the performances were riveting and the food delectable, an all-inclusive praised by all. The UWIDEF again thanks all for supporting this worthy cause.

To view more photos captured at UWI Fete 2023 check out The UWI St. Augustine Campus Flickr album:


 About The University of the West Indies

 The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for the past 75 years.

 From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global 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 its Open Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

 The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

 The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University.

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