Friday, November 27, 2015

UWI honorary degrees for Carmona and Rose


TO RECEIVE AWARD: Anthony Carmona

Mark Fraser

President Anthony Carmona and Calypso Rose (McCartha Lewis) will be among 20 recipients of honorary degrees from The University of the West Indies (UWI).

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Catherine Kumar will also be among the eight recipients in Trinidad and Tobago.

A press release from UWI said the 2014 graduation ceremonies will see the conferral of 20 honorary degrees—four at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados; six at the Mona Campus in Jamaica; two at the Open Campus in Grenada; and eight at the St Augustine Campus (T&T). The Open Campus will be the first of the four campuses to host its graduation ceremony, on Saturday, October 11 in Grenada. The graduation ceremony at Cave Hill, Barbados, will follow on Saturday, October 18, with St Augustine and Mona ceremonies hosted on October 23 to 25 and October 31 to November 1, respectively. UWI Chancellor Sir George Alleyne will confer the degrees at UWI graduation exercises.

The following awardees will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of their stellar contributions to Caribbean development:


Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona – 5th President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago - LLD

Adrian Camps-Campins – Historian/Artist, Trinidad & Tobago - DLitt

Catherine Rukmini Kumar – Business Executive, Trinidad & Tobago - LLD

Rhonda Mary Maingot – Philanthropist, Trinidad & Tobago – LLD

Robert Moore – Public Servant/Politician/Writer/Journalist, Guyana - DLitt

Subesh Ramjattan – Entrepreneur/Philanthropist/Author, Trinidad and Tobago - DLitt

Sir Ronald Sanders – International Consultant/Writer/Former Diplomat, Guyana - DLitt

McCartha Linda Sandy-Lewis (“Calypso Rose”) – Calypsonian/Cultural Ambassador, Trinidad and Tobago - DLitt


Dame Maizie Barker-Welch –Women’s Rights Activist, Barbados - LLD

Dame Irina Bokova – Politician/UNESCO Director General, Bulgaria- LLD

Dame Cécile Ellen La Grenade – Food Scientist, Grenada - LLD

Dame Billie Miller – Politician, Barbados - LLD