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Final Day of Conference on the Economy

For Release Upon Receipt - September 3, 2009

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus, is hosting a conference highlighting developmental issues facing the country and the wider Caribbean region in light of the present global economic environment.

Organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, the Conference on the Economy (COTE 09) is open to decision makers, policy makers, technocrats, private sector representatives, academics, students and the general public. COTE 09 is now on at The UWI School of Education Auditorium.

Speakers at the conference include Professor Patrick Watson, Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) and Professor Dennis A. Pantin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Sustainable Economic Development Unit (SEDU). Lecturers in the Department of Economics, who are also presenting, include Dr Lester Henry, Dr Roger Hosein and Mr Gregory Mc Guire. For more information,please visit the official website at, or  please contact Ayanna Lewis, COTE 09 Secretariat Office at or (868) 662 2002, Ext. 3852, or contact Roger Mc Lean, Chair, COTE 09 Committee at, or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3055, or (Fax) 662 6555.                  


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