TONY BEST: Well done, graduates

THE TIMING COULDN’T have been better for hundreds of Barbadian and other Caribbean graduates to showcase the results of years of hard work.

Against a backdrop of a sunny Saturday and under a huge tent at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, students grasped the hand of Sir George Alleyne, the retiring university chancellor, just before receiving bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees in the presence of smiling relatives, friends and gratified university faculty and administrators.
A high point came when Dominique Deandre Lovell, a first class honours science and social work graduate, delivered the valedictory address at the afternoon ceremony and explained she was the first member of her family to have attended a university.
Although Sir Courtney Blackman, a former governor of the Central Bank who later became ambassador in Washington, wasn’t at the celebration, a sense of pride surged through him on learning about the success of 1 500 graduates. Read More

Source: Nation News