Dr Carol Jacobs – Dsc ( pictured above at left being presented with the honorary
degree by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne) Carol “Lady” Haynes, or Dr Carol Jacobs,
as she is known in her private medical practice, has made significant contributions
to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Barbados and the Caribbean. Dr Jacobs is a graduate
of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and her early experience as a medical
doctor was gained at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. She has had her own
private practice in family medicine since 1979. Her involvement in the HIV/AIDS Programme
began in 1988 and, from 2001-
Mr Richard Anthony Best – Dlitt ( pictured above at left being presented with
the honorary degree by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne) Mr ‘Tony’ Best, as he
is more familiarly known, is an outstanding Caribbean and international journalist.
For more than five decades he has been providing commentaries and analyses on economic
and social issues affecting developing nations of Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific
and Latin America. He is a broadcast journalist, newspaper editor, former general
manager of a radio and television station in the Caribbean, and has covered the
United Nations and the Organisation of American States for over 40 years. A graduate
of Pace University in New York, Mr Best was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in professional
studies in 1976. He has served as a communications consultant for the International
Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region; the United Nations Commission
for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation, the
Sir Trevor Carmichael – LLD ( pictured above at left being presented with the honorary
degree by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne) Barbados-
Dr Carissa Etienne – Dsc ( pictured above at left being presented with the honorary degree by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne) Dr Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), is a distinguished graduate of The University of the West Indies, receiving both her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Mona Campus. She also obtained an MSc in Community Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. For more than a decade she has held senior positions at PAHO and the World Health Organisation (WHO). During her tenures, she led the efforts to renew primary health care and to strengthen health systems based on primary health care, promoting integration and improved functioning of health systems. Dr Etienne began her career as a medical officer at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Dominica where she eventually became the Chief Medical Officer. In Dominica, she has also been the Coordinator of the National Aids Programme, Disaster Coordinator for the Ministry of Health, Chair of the National Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS, and Director of Primary Health Care Services. She is the recipient of the 2015 Dominica Award of Honour for Public Health and International Affairs.
Eleven Honorary Degrees at The UWI 2016 Graduation Ceremonies across the Caribbean.
Eleven Honorary Degrees at The UWI 2016 Graduation Ceremonies
University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on 15 October 2016,
Members of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) approved
11 honorary degrees to be awarded at the University’s 2016 graduation ceremonies.
The ceremonies are expected to kick off at the Open Campus in St Kitts and Nevis
on 8 October, followed by the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on 15 October, the St
Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago on 20-
The decision to confer the degrees was confirmed at the annual meeting of The UWI’s University Council held earlier this year. The Council awards honorary degrees to persons of eminence in the arts and sciences or other fields of intellectual endeavour, or persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. These honorary degrees are traditionally presented by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne during the annual graduation ceremonies.
We are highlighting the four from Barbados being awarded at the Cave Hill Campus on 15 October, 2016.
§ Sir Trevor Carmichael – LLD
§ Mr Richard Anthony Best – DLitt
§ Dr Carissa Etienne – DSc
§ Dr Carol Jacobs – DSc
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