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New names for UWI buildings

For Release Upon Receipt - August 3, 2012

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) held a meeting at The UWI’s Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, on May 25th, 2012. At this meeting, the committee ratified the following decisions made by its Naming Committee:

1. To name the Faculty of Law’s auditorium, St. Augustine Campus, “The Noor Hassanali Auditorium,” after the second President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

2.To name two facilities within the Department of Food Production, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, St. Augustine Campus, “The UWI Rajendra Rastogi Rabbitry,” and “The Lawrence Wilson Food Biology Laboratory.”

3. To name the new Vice-Chancellery Building at the Mona Campus, “The University of the West Indies – Regional Headquarters.”

For further information, please contact the Office of the University Registrar, UWI Mona Campus, at (876) 977-2407, or via e-mail at  End

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