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UWI celebrates T&T at 50 with the Conversations with Prime Ministers Series

For Release Upon Receipt - November 18, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s independence, with the public series “Conversations with Prime Ministers,” beginning on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011. This first session will feature former Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Arthur N.R. Robinson.

During this conversation, scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm at The University’s Daaga Auditorium, His Excellency Arthur N.R. Robinson will share his views on the independence experience, his stewardship as Prime Minister and his vision for the future. He will address a number of topics including the Finance Act of 1966, his alleged involvement with Black Power elements and the No Vote Campaign, inter alia. He will then answer questions from the audience.

Conversations with Prime Ministers,” is a four-part series featuring conversations with the current and former Prime Ministers of Trinidad and Tobago. Subsequent instalments will feature former Prime Ministers, Mr. Basdeo Panday and Mr. Patrick Manning, as well as the current Prime Minister, The Honourable, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

For further information, please contact the Marketing and Communications Office at (868) 662-2002 Exts. 82013 or 82324.


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