Sir George Alleyne a symbol of Caribbean scholarship and dedication

The renaming of the Chronic Disease Research Centre is a bold statement.

The renaming of Chronic Disease Research Centre (CDRC) in honour of Sir George Alleyne Chancellor of The University of the West Indies is a bold statement to the world, “It speaks to who we are as Barbadians and as a Caribbean people.”

That was the resonating message that Minister of Health John Boyce echoed yesterday, as he paid tribute to Sir George a man who he says is one of the Caribbean most illustrious sons.

Minister Boyce said that the renaming recognizes Sir George’s legacy and will ensure that his name is associated with an institution that seeks to embody the scholarship in and dedication to medicine and public health which he has demonstrated throughout his life.

He added that Sir George’s work with the CARICOM Commission on Health and Development contributed to forging the link between health and social development and also provided a platform for placing health at the highest level of national development. A linkage which he stressed is essential to the success in tackling NCD’s as the serious development issue that is.

Sir George in expressing thanks says he was elated, stressing that the centre has done well under its past four directors. He explained that in the early years the foundation was funded by donations raised by Appeal and grants through Professor Henry Fraser, oversight was provided by an Advisory Committee comprising national and UWI stakeholders. The sterling work of Fraser he asserted must never go unnoticed. Read more

Source: Loop News (Barbados)