UWI seeks to fight poverty by boosting minds – 21st Anniversary of the Cave Hill School of Business

The Cave Hill Campus continues to strive in leaps and bounds despite fiscal challenges, their Cave Hill School Of Business – once considered by its own academics as a rival for funding – now seen as an opportunity for earning valued revenue with its new facilities in honour of its 21st Anniversary.

Many prominent members of Barbadian society were in full flower that night

The Cave Hill School of Business just held its 21st Anniversary Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, where the featured speaker for the evening was Donville Inniss, Minister of Health – who, apart from being a CHSB graduate, also addressed many past and future graduates.

{EDITOR’S NOTE While from 2 different events, nonetheless Dr Robinson’s address has a bearing on what transpired with the CHSB’s 21st Anniversary}

President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr Warren Smith,was among the well-wishers and cited the long history between UWI and the CDB {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The CDB’s directors approved a Risk Management Strategy in addition to grants & loans approved over the years.

UWI’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris, was very aplomb with his nonchalant reaction when a speaker fell from  its stand, this was a good thing – since he elucidated a policy where technology will increase the Cave Hill Campus’ earning power apart from the CHSB facility {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Using the internet, UWI has plans for long distance learning not only between the St Augustine, Mona or Cave Hill campi, but either Antigua or Timbuktu should participants so wish.

Mylon Clarke is on the Sax; other members of the band are Darren Massiah on guitar, Jared Greaves on bass guitar and Gershon Forde on drums

Chair of the CHSB, Dr Charmaine Gardner of St Lucia, spoke of the endurance of the UWI division over the decades {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

CHSB was a pilot project with 1 programme and 30 students, now it’s viewed as a producer of regional Leaders.

There was much song & dance from a special Trinidadian folk group for the invited guests, but then people got to hear from Pro Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles,who examined many issues that night…

Rev. Marcus Lashley blessed the UWI Department shortly before the ribbon cutting…

Dr Beckles quoted Slim Carlos from a Forbes magazine interview when proving how UWI has kept its staff complement despite the current global recession {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The Mexican mobile mogul stated ‘I believe Governments the world over should stop trying to cut deficits by slashing education;’ Sir Hilary added with CHSB the time has come of age for UWI to generate income without such a heavy dependency on Public Sector funding.

Dr Beckles especially wanted participants to recognise UWI’s efforts to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Such a facility, according to Sir Hilary, enhances not only devloping business leaders but bolsters against when funding can be reduced from external sources and now Cave Hill must needs draw on its own…

UWI Vice Chancellor Dr Nigel Harris chats with Cabinet Minister Donville Inniss

The Pro Vice Chancellor was pleased to learn how a Castries student broke the record of becoming a Professor set by Sir Hilary, and the Pro Vice Chancellor disclosed where the breakthrough happened {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Professor Eddie Nicholls established his doctorate with a review of Intellectual Property Rights, Patent Rights and Trade Value of Patent Rights…

The Professorship of Sir Hilary was earned at 37, a record which was broken that night

A European agency placed UWI’s CHSB in a top ranking institute based on a recent survey, Sir Hilary commented, yet he added that UWI must safeguard its departments by continuing to develop and engage in vigorous expansion {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Eduversal, an EU credited agency, rated UWI as a top 100 facility when comparing 2,000 other similar institutes…

Health Minister Inniss cuts the ribbon with the help of CHSB’s Tara Gaskin, now at CDEMA, and helping that institute rise in its professionalism

After the ribbon cutting, the complex was opened with the sweet jazz riffs of a young quartet as guests exchanged memories and pleasantries into the small of the night, despite classes next day!

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