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UWI Panel Discussion – “Trinidad & Tobago: 50 Years of Achievement?”

For Release Upon Receipt - October 3, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine will host a Distinguished Panel Discussion titled “Trinidad and Tobago: 50 Years of Achievement?” on Thursday 6th October, 2011 at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI, at 5:30 p.m.

The Panellists for the discussion will comprise of Prof. Brinsley Samaroo, Former Professor, Department of History, UWI, St. Augustine; Mr. Robert Riley, Head, Safety and Operational Risk, Competency and Capability Development, BP Group, London; Ms. Dana Seetahal, Senior Counsel and President, Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago; and Father Clyde Harvey, Parish Priest, Rosary and St. Martin de Porres, Port of Spain.

The panel discussion will explore issues such as our economic and developmental history over the past 50 years; how our approach to governance led to the rise of corruption and how it can be solved; how changes in culture and political history gave rise to the present; and give a prescription for the future. The discussion will seek to highlight government, social, historical, economical and developmental issues.

For further information on the Distinguished Panel Discussion-“Trinidad and Tobago: 50 Years of Achievement?”, contact The Office Of the Campus Principal at (868) 662-2002 ext. 82635 or 83937.

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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.

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


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