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:
UWI ST AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
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
UWI CAVE HILL, BARBADOS
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