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Frank Barnes

UWI graduate Frank Barnes became the Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), effective January 3, 2017. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering graduate from the UWI, St. Augustine campus and a Masters in Business Development and Innovation from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. He has more than 25 years of experience in construction engineering and resource management.

Carlisle Richardson

Carlisle Richardson is a former Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations, and a former Economic Affairs Officer of the United Nations. He was one of the organisers of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) as well as of the Third International Conference of Small Island Developing States. He was Ambassador when the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals and prepared for the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The Hon. Dr Rufus Washington Ewing

The Hon. Dr Rufus Washington Ewing MBBS; DM (Gen Surg); MPH; FACS; FRCS Ed, is the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The post of Premier is the equivalent to Prime Minister in the British Overseas Territories. It is the highest political level that can be attained within the British colonial system. The Hon. Dr. Ewing is a native Turks and Caicos Islander and is no stranger to politics as he is the son of Mr. Hilly Ewing, veteran parliamentarian and Mrs. Jane Ewing.

Alecia Darby and Nicolette Bryan

Two recent UWI Social Work graduates are now Chevening Scholars. Alecia Darby is currently employed to the Independent Commission of Investigations as a Chief Investigator. She will be pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Security Strategy at the University of Exeter. Nicolette Bryan is a human and women’s rights advocate with a growing interest in policy and Sustainable Development. She is a University of the West Indies trained Social Worker who is employed as the Programme Officer in charge of youth and outreach at J-FLAG.

Marlon Samuda

Los Angeles based actor and UWI Mona Honors graduate; Marlon Samuda, is now in pre-production for his very own short film. An original script written by Mr. Samuda, Immigrant Brothers tells the story of three homeless immigrants trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. The brothers are not related by blood. They are related by circumstance and struggle. Samuda will be one of the producers of the film, along with Nick Cunha, Valeria Silva and Paula Soveral. Marlon will also be playing the lead role of Kemar.


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