Every year, the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago hosts various academic and non-academic events to encourage integration on campus and to inspire the intellectual capacity of its students.
The first event ‘Taste UWI’ invites all Student Associations from various countries to present dishes which depict each country’s culture as much as possible.
This year the Dominican Student Association (DOMSATT) garnered the most points and essentially won first place both in booth presentation and food display.
The Association, in collaboration with students from the Jamaica and St. Lucia Students Associations, also won the UWI Debating Series 2013.
Dominica was represented by Joni Durand and Melchizedek Lawrence.
Every year, DOMSATT committee and members have worked hard and strived to improve, with the goal of attaining Student Association of the Year, and most importantly bringing all Dominican Students together to represent our country Dominica in the most meaningful way possible.
For the Academic Year 2012/2013 the Association received the prizes for Most Improved Association and Most Outstanding Female President. The DOMSATT Member of the Year was Melvyn Baptiste, who is also the current President for the academic year 2013/2014. 2012/2013 committee consisted of President (Samanthia Lugay), Vice President (Vernandra Christian), Treasurer (Keyhan Mendes), PRO (Marcelle Bertrand) and Secretary (Lucia Edwards).
This year, the committee consists of President (Melvyn Baptiste), Vice President (Keyhan Mendes), Treasurer (Mitch Jno-Charles), PRO (David Paul) and Secretary (Nelsha Shillingford).
The association is supported by many organizations in Dominica, including Discover Dominica Authority, Dominica Brewery and Beverages Ltd, Belfast Estates Ltd, Dominica Coconut Products, DBS Radio and Kairi FM.
Below are pictures of past and present members who have all contributed in some way in showcasing Dominica’s culture in Trinidad & Tobago.