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UWIAA 9th Annual Independence Cruise - Liberty

For Release Upon Receipt - August 17, 2011

St. Augustine

The UWI Alumni Association (T&T Chapter) hosts its 9th Annual Independence Cruise, ‘Liberty,’ aboard the Treasure Queen on Wednesday 31st August, 2011. Alumni, friends, family and well-wishers will enjoy a night of entertainment as they view the independence fireworks from an excellent vantage point – the calm waters off the North Western Peninsula.

The sounds of DJ Darryl and guest DJ, "Richard Simply Smooth," will be complemented by that of UWI Alumni, "Redymix DMT." Tickets cost TT$150 and proceeds from the cruise will assist the Association in financing the UWI Mentorship programme, bursary awards to needy students, as well as other educational development workshops.  

The vessel departs from Pier II, Chaguaramas at 8pm. Boarding begins at 7pm and the vessel returns at 11pm. Transportation will be provided for persons who require shuttling to and from the venue, strictly by reservation, at an affordable cost.  

Tickets can be purchased at Cache outlets nationwide, Student Advisory Services at UWI, or from members of the UWIAA Executive Committee.

For tickets or further information, please contact Mark at 357-6379 (East), Maurice at 751-0741 (North/West), Genella at 788-5387 (South), James at 680-5219 (Central), or email


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.