Archived Issue November 2015

Three days. Six graduation ceremonies. Eight honorary graduands. Six valedictorians. Nearly 4,000 students crossing the stage to take their scrolls of accomplishment. More than 16,000 proud eyes. That was the throb of the St. Augustine Campus as it took its turn to host UWI commencement ceremonies that mark the month of October regionally. Our eight honorary graduates are Justice Jean Angela Permanand, Mr. Norman Sabga, Mr. Gérard Besson, Dr. Marjorie Thorpe, Mr. David Rudder, Justice Ralph Narine, Mr. Rajkumar Krishna Persad, and Mr. Hollis Raymond Charles. Mr. Rudder, performed at his ceremony on Saturday October 24. We asked him what the honorary degree meant to him. “To me it’s the reaffirmation that people are still hearing what I have to say, and a good deal of it seems to be quite relevant,” he said. “It re-energizes the journey.” He had some advice for the students. “Do not limit yourself, search, ask, listen always. Everything is linked in this life.” We asked if he thought we had moved closer to regional integration, and though he did not want to say much, saying he already spoken so often on the subject, his laconic response was eloquent, “No, far from it. The old poisons are still there. Just look at cricket.” (Click here for article)

Photo: Keyon Mitchell

Other Top Stories

Dark gold
Cocoa’s good for business
Agriculture model
Innovation Park launched
Expo excites
Relevant and ready

UWI Calendar November 2015 - March 2016

The History of Investment in the Caribbean
November 4 to 8
Teaching and Learning Complex
UWI St. Augustine
Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought
November 5 to 6
Board Room
Faculty of Science and Technology
UWI St. Augustine
Festival of Plays
November 27 to 29
UWI St. Augustine
Population Issues and Dynamics
January 7 to 9, 2016
UWI St. Augustine
Sports and Higher Ed
January 13-15, 2016
UWI St. Augustine
Escape to Paradise
January 24, 2016
UWI St. Augustine
Classic Concert
February 14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Basic Surgical Skills Workshop
March 19-20, 2016
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt. Hope

Interactive Magazine

See the paper as it appears every Sunday! Flip through the pages, zoom, search, print!

Requires the latest flash player to view.

Launch Paper >>

Also In This Issue

  The Mighty Poet
  Message from the Principal: Another brood has left the nest
  Seven awards for excellence
  New Bursar appointed
  Asphalt seals this deal
  A case for cocoa
  From black gold to dark gold:Cocoa is good business
  A model for Caribbean agriculture
  Upload yuh talk
  Are you happy with the conversation at work?
  The impact of our research
  What’s your emotional intelligence?
  The Family Peace Plan: More than child’s play
  The age of the selfie
  The writer and the text: Technology has changed how we tell stories
  The Cuba Forum
  The City we built: City on the Hill
  Potential and possibility
  Embracing our world
  A Festival of Plays
  Off to Malta
  Breadfruit Flavours: The Ultimate Breadfruit Cookbook
  Back to the Diamond: The system of innovation through an engineer’s eyes