Archived Issue April 2009

Two business initiatives of The University of the West Indies are underway that may further demonstrate its unique position in terms of the international value of its Cocoa Research Unit (CRU), custodian of he International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad (ICG, T).

Earlier this year, following initiatives led by Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Razia Ali, a group of executives from the company, Chocolates El Rey (CER), visited the St Augustine Campus as part of a mission to locate a new home for their operations.

Ambassador Ali, a former director of the International Trade and Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, advised the chocolate producers, who have been in business since 1929, that the political and economic climate in T&T, coupled with outstanding technological resources at the CRU, could provide them with advantages to be had nowhere else in the world.

So in January, a team, led by the President and CEO of CER Jorge Redmond, met with a UWI team led by Campus Principal Professor Clement Sankat to discuss the possibilities of a joint venture. Although it has not yet been finalised, the prospects look good as the meeting provided only positive reasons for a partnership.

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UWI Calendar April 2009 - May 2009

26th-29th April 2009 : 28th Annual West Indian Literature Conference, The University of Guyana
25th & 26th April 2009 : Orchestra set to bring Classical Nostalgia to life, Bishop Anstey High School East and Trincity College East (BATCE) Auditorium, College Avenue, Trincity
Sunday 3rd May, 2009 : De Mass, De Gospel, De Folk, 6:30pm
Monday 27th April 2009 : Myths and Realities of Caribbean History’ Book Launch, St. Michael Barbados and St. Ann’s Jamaica
Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd May 2009 : First They Must be Children: The Child and the Caribbean Imagination
21st - 28th May 2009 : UWI GAMES 2009, UWI, St. Augustine Campus

Also In This Issue

  Cover Story : Sweet Deals, Exquisite Chocolates from Our Finest Cocoa House
  Editorial: The Summit At Our Doors
  Where's the Local Fine Chocolate?
  High Voltage Girl: UWI honours student wins international engineering award
  Engineering Asset Management emerges
  The Return of UWI Games
  It’s Hillan again
  A Governor in the Chair
  OAS Assistant Secretary General at UWI colloquium
  Beans of Pedigree
  Rebuilding the Cocoa Industry
  Passing on the care
  Restoring Justice
  How to track the MURDER SHOES
  Summer Star Gazing
  The Hot Myth of Olive Oil
  We should be milking buffaloes
  Eating our way to Global Warming?
  Coastal students not quite at sea!
  Region’s first BSc in Optometry
  Missing Link?
  FIFA Sport Management comes to SPEC
  Advanced Nursing now available