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My UWI Journey - Ms. Krissa Johnny

IMG 1946Having successfully completed my undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies Open Campus in 2012; and graduating with First Class Honors in Mathematics Education as the Valedictorian, I was propelled to pursue the Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design in January, 2013, owing to my satisfaction with the educational experience received with the said institution.

David Ritch

David RitchCayman Islands attorney-at-law David Ritch is contributing to the legal fraternity in the Cayman Islands. He is the Chairman of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank. He graduated with a law degree (Hons.) from the UWI Cave Hill Campus. He then qualified as a barrister in London. He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1976.

His career began in the Cayman Islands Courts as the Clerk of Courts. He rose rapidly to Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel in the Chambers of the Attorney General. He is currently senior partner with the law firm Ritch & Conolly, where he has practised law continuously for the past 30 years.

Ritch is a past president of the Cayman Islands Law Society and has served on numerous Government Statutory Boards, including being a member of the Cayman Islands Currency Board, Chairman of the Port Authority, the Labour Board and Planning Appeals Tribunals, the Trade & Business Licensing Board, the Caymanian Protection Board, the Immigration Board and the Work Permit Board. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd, a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the sole provider of electricity on the Island of Grand Cayman.



Dr. Roger Irvine

UWI graduate, Dr. Roger Irvine, successfully performed the first open-heart surgery in a private Jamaican hospital in March 2014.

Jo-Anne Sewlal

UWI graduate Jo-Anne Sewlal received the first Frank Rampersad Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Science and Technology from the NIHERST (National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) which recognize scientists for outstanding achievements in science and technology in 2012.


Tracy Robinson, UWI Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law

Tracy Robinson, UWI Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, was elected chairman of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on March 20, 2014 at its 150th Regular Session, held in Washington, DC.



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