Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas
Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 9, 2018 – Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas is among 70 of the University of the West Indies most outstanding alumni, who have excelled in their fields of endeavour and will be honoured at the UWI Cave Hill Campus on Wednesday.

“We extend an invitation to you, as one of the chosen outstanding graduates to be our special guest to be honoured,” said Dr. V. Eudine Barriteau, Professor of Gender and Public Policy and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

Dr. Douglas will be among he 70 honoured during the ceremony at the Quadrangle, at the UWI, Barbados.

Dr. Douglas attended the University of the West Indies in Barbados, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977, followed by a medical degree in 1984 from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.

After a two-year internship in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Douglas returned to St Kitts and established a private medical practice.

Dr. Douglas has represented St. Christopher 6 in the National Assembly since 1989, serving as Leader of the Opposition until 1995, as Prime Minister from 1995 to 2015 and is currently Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region.

Since its inception in 1948, The UWI has been a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of our people.

In 2018, The UWI is celebrating its evolution from a university college in Jamaica with 33 medical students to an internationally respected regional university with near 50,000 students.

With four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus with sites throughout the region including St. Kitts and Nevis, the university has demonstrated its relevance and quality as a site of excellence in the Caribbean.

It has won the respect of universities globally, enabling the establishment of partnering centres in North America, Asia, and Africa.

Its alumni are found in all areas of public life and have brought the university tremendous honour through their regional and global achievements and contributions.

As The UWI commemorates its 70th anniversary milestone, it will celebrate its students, faculty, administrators, alumni, governments, and partners in the public and private sector.

It will focus on reflection as well as projection for the future with an emphasis on social justice and the economic transformation of the region.

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