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UWI and FCIB join forces to conduct research on Caribbean region

For Release Upon Receipt - August 18, 2010

St. Augustine

The Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, in conjunction with the FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB), will host a public meeting to announce the findings of four research projects conducted under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The UWI and FCIB.

Titled “UWI/FirstCaribbean International Bank: Partnering with the Private Sector  - Presentation of  Research Findings”, the event will take place on Monday 6th September, 2010 at 7.00 p.m. in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), The UWI, St Augustine.

The UWI/FCIB MOU covered the period 2007 to 2009, during which time four research projects were ongoing, two from the St. Augustine Campus and two from the Cave Hill Campus. The two St. Augustine Campus projects are: “CARICOM Cross-Border Equity Flows” by Professor Patrick Watson and Ms Preeya Mohan; and “Oil Boom, Rebuilding a Culture of Entrepreneurship and the Need for Micro-financing in a Petroleum Rich Sub-economy” by Dr Roger Hosein, Mr Martin Franklin and Mr Justin Joseph. The two Cave Hill Campus projects are: “Attitudes and Preferences in relation to Internet Banking in the Caribbean” by Drs Justin Robinson & Winston Moore; and “Management Practices and the Performance of Mutual Funds in the Caribbean” by Dr Winston Moore.

Collaboration between The UWI and FCIB began in 2003 when an initial MOU was established in support of regional development and for the mutual benefit of both institutions. A new MOU was signed on May 13, 2010 for a further three-year period.

To get more information, or to confirm attendance, please email or or call (868) 662-2002, Ext. 3755 or 3232.

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