Reflections from the Vice-Chancellor

The UWI pays respects on the passing of HM, Queen Elizabeth II

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies on behalf of the university community. The University of the West Indies (UWI) wishes to pay respect on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The University’s relationship with Her Majesty and the […]

The UWI’s Revenue Revolution strategy approved and set to take effect

Ushered by the success of the regional university’s soaring reputation over the past five years, the 2022-2027 strategic direction for The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been approved.  Dubbed the ‘Revenue Revolution’, this second phase of The UWI Triple A Strategy was given the green light by the University Council during a special […]

Tribute to Professor George Lamming “Bye George”

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, on the passing of Professor George Lamming, Caribbean and global literary luminary. “Professor George Lamming, Caribbean and global literary luminary, Philosopher King of Postcolonialism, and social justice activist, transitioned in his native Barbados—the castle of his skin—on […]

Hands off the BVI

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) joins with CARICOM in calling on Britain to retreat from stated political calls to subvert and subordinate the sovereignty of the people of the Virgin Islands. This is the […]

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles reports successful operations and fiscal management at annual UWI Council Meeting

Members of the highest governing body and decision-making authority of The University of the West Indies, the University Council, met on Friday, April 29 for its annual review and deliberation of the regional University’s business affairs. The University Council Meeting is a longstanding governance proceeding during which appointments, the management of the finances, and all […]

Statement from the University on Leaked Report

The University of the West Indies expresses deep concern about the leaked report pertaining to an inquiry by an independent review committee within the University to examine aspects of its human resource framework. The Final Report was submitted to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor on March 17, 2022 under strict security protocols. The Vice-Chancellor has […]

UWI Vice-Chancellor tells Technical Advisory Committees at annual budget meetings: “Our commitment is to improve and change”

On March 8 and 9, the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) met to discuss the regional University’s annual budgets. During the two-day session, hosted by the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, budgets for The UWI’s five campuses, the University Centre, the University Hospital of the […]

Serious preparation needed for the Caribbean in the wake of Russia-Ukraine conflict

Almost three weeks ago, Russian forces invaded Ukraine, the result of which has been described as a full-on war. On Thursday, March 10, The University of the West Indies’ Office of the Vice-Chancellor together with The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) held a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum, examining the current situation and […]

“Liberation Day”

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI. In 1636 the English Governor of Barbados, Henry Hawley, under pressure from slave investors, and with the full support of King Charles I, declared that all black people brought to the island shall be deemed under law non-human, chattel, and property […]

UWI receives US$500,000 reparation payment

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, in response to the University’s receipt of a US$500,000 reparation payment from UK Philanthropist, Bridget Freeman. On the heels of the University of Glasgow’s agreement to enter into a £20 […]