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Panel Discussion: Fifty years are gone, How yuh feel? Carnival 1962-2012

For Release Upon Receipt - February 8, 2012

St. Augustine

The Department of History, UWI, St. Augustine, will host a Panel Discussion entitled “Fifty years are gone, How yuh feel? Carnival 1962-2012,” on Thursday 9th February 2012, from 6pm at NALIS, Port of Spain.

The event, which is free and opened to the public, will have these experts on the panel, Peter Samuel (mas); Professor Gordon Rohlehr (calypso); and Ray Holman (pan).

The panel discussion falls under the Department’s year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Trinidad and Tobago. The Department has a series of activities planned, including essay and poetry competitions for primary and secondary school youth, a public lecture series and film showings throughout various communities in Trinidad and Tobago. These activities will culminate in a three-day international conference from September 13-15, 2012, “In The Fires Of Hope: 50 Years of Independence In Trinidad And Tobago.”

For more information, please contact Shinelle Martin at  or at (868) 662-2002 ext. 82021.


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 proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)