Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Rihanna, Shadow, Chanderpaul among UWI 2018 honorary graduands

Calypsonian Winston Bailey, better known as the Mighty Shadow and former West Indian international cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul are among five people set to receive honorary degrees from the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus.

The UWI will confer Bailey and Chanderpaul with an Honorary Doctor of Letters and an Honorary Doctor of Laws respectively at its 2018 graduation ceremonies.

The ceremonies are scheduled for October 13 at the Open Campus; October 20 at the Cave Hill Campus; October 25-27 at the St. Augustine Campus, and November 2-3 at the Mona Campus.

Each of the ceremonies will be streamed online so friends, family and well-wishers can tune in to view the proceedings.

Bailey and Chanderpaul will be joined by Paula Lucie-Smith (Honorary Doctor of Laws), former Prime Minister of the Bahamas Hubert Ingraham (Honorary Doctor of Laws) and Professor Dermott Kelleher (Honorary Doctor of Science).

From the Cave Hill Campus, Barbadian singer and songwriter Robyn Rihanna Fenty will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters; judge from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders will be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws, while Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu is set to receive an Honorary Doctor of Science.

From the Open Campus, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Dame Janice Mesadis Pereira will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws, while Deloitte Chief Information Officer Larry Quinlan will be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws.

Meanwhile, nine men and women will be conferred with honorary degrees from the Mona Campus.

They are: Jamaican model and singer Grace B. Jones (Honorary Doctor of Letters), Michael Anthony Holding (Honorary Doctor of Laws), Businessman Kenneth S. Benjamin (Honorary Doctor of Laws), Philanthropist Donette St. M. Chin-Loy Chang (Honorary Doctor of Laws), H. Carl McCall (Honorary Doctor of Laws), Professor Shirley J. Thompson (Honorary Doctor of Letters), Karl E. Wellington (Honorary Doctor of Science), Lloyd A. Williams (Honorary Doctor of Laws), and Montgomery Bernard “Monty” Alexander (Honorary Doctor of Letters).

The University awards honorary degrees to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavour, as well as to persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. 

Chancellor Robert Bermudez will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees to the honorary graduands. 

 

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