PM signs off on UWI Day to begin the institution’s 75th anniversary year

Dr Kimone Joseph with PM Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit handed over a signed proclamation for the observance of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Day on Saturday, January 7, to Head of the UWI Open Campus, Dominica, Dr. Kimone Joseph.

UWI Day was commemorated with a series of proclamations by various regional heads of state across the region, signalling the start of UWI’s 75th anniversary of celebrations.

The Government of Dominica supports the UWI 75th Anniversary celebrations under the theme: “Rooted. Ready.Rising.”

“The University of the West Indies is rooted in the Caribbean, so although we are preparing people for careers and lives and research from all parts of the world and our people move to all areas of the world to work after attending the University of the West Indies, we do have that primary focus and what it means to be a Caribbean person accessing world-class education,” Dr. Joseph said.

And according to her, UWI always stands ‘ready’ to train our people and provide the highest levels of education.

“We continue to focus on access and providing educational opportunities for our people where they are and that forms part of our readiness,” she explained.

She explained that ‘rising’ speaks to the fact that there are challenges in the Caribbean region.

“We know that there are challenges within the University of the West Indies itself, but we are transcending and we are coping with the times and we are innovative enough to be able to continue to rise despite these challenges,” she stated.

For over seven decades UWI has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and the wider world. It also plays a crucial role in equipping future professionals with high-level skills and knowledge to make meaningful contributions to the region’s development.

Its 75th anniversary year will feature initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on its past, confront the present, and articulate plans for its future across all five campuses as well as internationally, through partner associations and affiliates.


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  1. January 13, 2023

    Man, Chichi you look so ugly since after that bridge-gate jump. The devil’s stomach is turned in seeing you. Every mirror should be ashamed for showing you. Darkness runs from you. How could a public princess sleep next to this disaster? The answer is simple, ‘I am a disaster to. Birds of a feather flock together”.

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  2. DAFriend
    January 11, 2023

    Whenever I see this smirker my stomach churns. The guy laughs at all you for being s stupid. Only in DA.

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    • January 12, 2023

      Don’t be too jealous of the Supreme Leader. He is here to stay, like it or not. Don’t be too pissed-off with the world. It is what it is. Skerrit is doing a great job for our country. Don’t be too hard on the man. He is the Supreme Leader for all.

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      • Miss Hawaii
        January 13, 2023

        He is a supreme shyster and shameless liar. How about that, toilet duck?

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        • January 17, 2023

          Call me a Certified Public Accountant today. I have passed that stage of cleaning people’s homes to make money to pay my college tuition. What have you done for yourself in life? I will clean a white man’s home everyday but not a black woman’s, because she got no money but trash talk. I am so happy I never asked you for help when I was in college.. How about that, Miss Cutie AND WORTH NOTHING?

          • Robby
            January 25, 2023

            One opposition supporter is worth more than 50 Red Ants and 1 Toilet Duck!

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  3. Jelly Man
    January 11, 2023

    “Dr. Kimone with pm Skeritt.” I thought I saw two doctors there!! Ok, I get it. Not a real “doctor.”

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  4. JAH KAL
    January 10, 2023

    Waist of time skerrit , you and your lies must come to an end, thats a smile of a pathological liar.

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    • Kakroch
      January 11, 2023

      Ok then…The smile is in his waist, right?

  5. The truth
    January 10, 2023

    Everything the hands of this man touch is under a cursed. Every document this man signs is fake so be careful

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    • January 13, 2023

      Is that the truth? Have some respect for the Supreme Leader of Dominica.

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  6. Ds
    January 10, 2023

    This is a nice piece of blank paper.

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