The University of the West Indies (UWI) has approved recommendations to confer the title of ‘Emeritus’ on Professor Samuel Ramsewak and Professor Patrick Watson.
The Emeritus designation generally allows former office-holders of The UWI to retain their titles after retirement; in this case, of University Professor. Professor Ramsewak retired in 2016 and Professor Watson retired in 2017; both served at The UWI St Augustine Campus.
Professor Samuel Ramsewak
The Hall of Residence at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus formerly known as Milner Hall is now Freedom Hall.
The process to review the name Milner Hall started in October 2017 having gained approval of the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) on the recommendation of a report compiled by Pro Vice-Chancellor Alan Cobley, Professor of South African History, a statement by UWI said.
The University of the West Indies has offered condolences to the family of former president George Maxwell Richards.
Richards was the principal of the university's St Augustine Campus before becoming president.
The following is UWI's statement on his passing;
"The University of the West Indies mourns the passing of the 4th President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Professor George Maxwell Richards, a scholar, a colleague, and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus from 1985 to 1996.
The University of the West Indies’ St. Augustine campus says it has begun an intensified enforcement of its 'No Thoroughfare' policy.
This means that from Monday to Friday, only authorised vehicles displaying valid UWI vehicle permits are allowed to enter the campus via the North and South gates.
Vehicles without valid permits will be directed to the visitor’s entrance at the Daaga Gate accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (east of the campus, obliquely opposite the Milner Hall).