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REFLECTION 15History Writes your Legacy Basdeo Panday ACHIEVER 13inking Outside the Basket e boy who chose to be dierent Chocolat CovereTrinSorrel chocolates with cloves, mango pepper, cashew and coconut llings, and even a Maracas Bay special lled with salt, pineapple and shadon beni; these are the ne chocolates Isabel Brash has been creating and adorning with an artists brush at her Woodbrook workshop with the help of UWIs Cocoa Research Unit. (See Page 8) PHOTO COURTESY: ISABEL BRASHRESEARCH 10 Open your Mind and Save it Mental Health Series INTERNATIONALIZATION 06Out of India Exchanging Ideas


SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 UWI TODAY 3 EDITORIAL TEAMCAMPUS PR IN CIPAL Professor Clement Sankat DIR ECTOR OF MARKETI NG AND CO MMUNIC AT I ON S Mrs. Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill EDITOR Ms. Vaneisa Baksh C ONTA CT US The UWI Marketing and Communications Ofce Tel: (868) 662-2002, exts. 82013 / 82014 Or email: uwitoday@sta.uwi.edu Safety at the Helm of Our Concern FROM THE PRINCIPAL Over the past month there have been many discussions here, some of them raising the question of the Campus support for culture and tradition. e UWI St. A ugustine Campus has always celebrated our ethnic, religious and cultural diversity as a people and as Campus Principal, I have always supported our national festivals. A s a university, we understand that our students will want to engage in Carnival celebrations and we are mindful that many of them, as young adults, seek licence to party with all the vigour of their age cohort. However, we are also mindful of the need to ensure as far as possible the safety of our students, and to provide guidance, mentorship and counsel to our young charges, particularly given the many external inuences in society which could be harmful to their mental and physical well-being. O ver the years, the Campus has supported the G uild of Students in their Carnival activities. L ast year, aer numerous reports about security breaches, the large number of participants (in excess of 10,000), indiscriminate alcohol access and disruption to our neighbouring communities, despite our best eorts and the support of our dedicated Campus security, private security, sta members and the national police, the Campus A dministration met with the G uild and agreed that a moratorium should be placed on the Parade of Bands until a system could be implemented to manage it more eectively. Having kept an open line of communication with my students to support their creative ideas and eorts, we agreed to an alcohol-free jump-up at the TGR car park from 1-5pm In todays society, we cannot over-emphasise vigilance, caution and moderation to our young people. A er all, we are in the business of moulding tomorrows leaders a responsibility we take very seriously. e right decision is not always the popular one and we trust that our students and stakeholders would understand this and see it as a life lesson about exercising restraint and good judgment. A s I write this, we are already mourning the loss of life of some members of our extended U WI family due to recent vehicular accidents and other tragic incidents. A er the celebrations, the safety and well-being of our students and Campus community remain uppermost in our minds. is will always guide our decisions as a Campus as we continue to strengthen our contribution to teaching, research, service and nation-building. CLEMENT K. SANKATPro Vice Chancellor & Principal WORLD OF WORKJust do it. at simple instruction means so much. It pushes me to overcome my fear. A s someone in the marketing and communications eld, I am expected to be an extrovert, but my fear is how do I walk out of my space to make connections? You know that feeling. You enter a room full of people you dont know and you feel awkward and uncomfortable to approach anyone. U nfortunately in the world of work, networking has become a fundamental part of life and career longevity. O nce you understand that it is really about developing mutually benecial relationships and not so much about making friends, you might be able to let go of some of the personal inhibitions. You dont have to be the life of the party or the typical extrovert (which I am not). But if, like me, you want to move up the ladder of success, and if you share my insatiable desire to learn, then you have to make some compromises. F or me, it means stepping out of my comfort zone to start a conversation that can go in any direction. It might inform me of a job opening, apprise me of the accident that is causing a backup of traffic heading south or give me a contact that can possibly provide sponsorship for an upcoming project. It might just be a tip about how to remove the wine stain from your jacket. e challenge is to step out of your comfort zone. e UWI and Republic Bank World of Work programme helps with that. It focuses on outtting you with the right tools for the world of work. A round 1200 people attended the recent R esume Writing and Interview Preparation Workshops, and you can look out for the N etworking Workshop planned for 15 March with Judette Coward-Puglisi, Managing Director and Chief P R Evangelist of Mango Media Caribbean. Bringing over 15 years of experience, she will introduce U WIs nal-year students to the theory and practical aspects of networking and help you and the other person in the crowd to connect.(More details are on Page 7 and Page 16)The Other Person in the Crowde WOW mascot caused quite a stir on the campus.BY RENATA SANKARJAIMUNGAL


4 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 At the presentation of bpTT s latest contribution to the Department of Chemical Engineering, (from le) bpTT s Subsurface Learning and Development Manager, Azim Ali, Geoscience Programme Coordinator, Professor Wayne Bertrand, bpTT s Vice President Communications and External Aairs, Giselle ompson and Director of the Oce of Research Development and Knowledge Transfer, Dr David Rampersad.A mong the programmes offered by T he U WI that emerged out of a direct need from an industry, is the BSc in Petroleum G eoscience oered at the Department of Chemical Engineering. It began in 2001, funded largely by companies within the petroleum sector, who provided nancial aid and lecturers for the various modules. Coordinator of the programme, Prof Wayne Bertrand, a Distinguished F ellow in Petroleum Studies, says that since then all of the major companies have continued over the years in one way or the other, but bpTT has been consistent annually. In December 2011, the oil giant presented a cheque for TT $1.3 million to e UWI as its ongoing contribution to the programme and related activities. Contribution from bpTT has exceeded TT $10 million since the start. O ver the 12 years of the programme, 112 students have graduated, keeping it in line with the needs of the industry for about 15 graduates annually as foreseen when it was being planned. e programme continues to be run mainly through external funds and about 15 of the part-time lecturers are drawn from industry practitioners. bp TT continues to provide all stang for the nal-year F ormation Evaluation course and also provides $30,000 scholarships annually in 2011, four were awarded; as well as a research grant to one sta member, and the salary of one instructor. A dditionally, the company accepts graduates into its Challenger programme, with all reportedly doing or have done well. Azim A li, Subsurface L earning and Development Manager at bp TT says the G eoscience programme has brought benets to the company as it has a positive impact on the educational development of citizens and, in particular, building sustainable geoscience capability for the local petroleum industry. About 20% of the [UWI] graduates joined bpTT and they have made signicant progress both locally and working in our international operations. ese graduates denitely support our aspiration as a local energy company. O ne of the reasons for setting up the degree programme, was the recognition in the late nineties that the local petroleum industry was growing, particularly with the development of the LNG exporting business and that the community of petroleum geoscientists was aging. So the three-year undergraduate programme with an emphasis on Petroleum G eology and Petroleum G eophysics was started with the support of the G overnment, members of the industry, the G eological Society of T rinidad and T obago and e U WI. e BSc is accredited by the G eological Society in L ondon and the Energy Institute. (e Master of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering is also accredited by the Energy Institute and was recently re-accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and by the CAMPUS NEWSGEOSCIEN C E PROGR AMME A BOOS T T O OI L IN DUSTRYOn N ovember 29, 2011, a ceremony was held to rename four buildings of the F aculty of Engineering aer some of its pioneers and stalwarts. O ne, the F aculty of Engineering Block 1, was renamed in honour of Professor K en Julien, who played a critical role in the Facultys early history. Its well known that St. A ugustine began as a campus of the regional U niversity with a F aculty of A griculture (1960). is wasnt because either the U niversity (then still UCWI) or the Eric Williams G overnment in Port of Spain was especially keen on agriculture; it was simply because the merger with ICTA provided a ready-made F aculty with sta, students, research programmes and facilities already there. But Williams was determined to begin teaching engineering and at St. A ugustine, not at Mona. is was the deal between Arthur Lewis, UCWI Principal, and Williams: the new Faculty would be here, not in Jamaica, as Monas scientists and Jamaicas engineers wanted. U sing funding from the F ord F oundation, UNESC O and the British G overnment, the F aculty of Engineering opened its doors to 28 students in October 1961. In the early days, most of the sta were British, recruited through UNESCO; the founding Dean was Peter Whitton, from Imperial College, L ondon U niversity. But West Indians began to be appointed too: in 1962, K en Julien joined the F aculty as a lecturer in electrical engineering, just one year aer it rst took in students. Julien had worked in the oilelds in the 1950s, went abroad to study, and had gained a PhD from the U niversity of British Columbia in 1961. He was recruited for the F aculty by John Institute of Chemical Engineering.) e vision was to create a small but steady stream of professional petroleum geoscientists (described by one of the programme founders, Prof R ichard Dawe, as those in the upstream petroleum business who assess acreage, identify petroleum exploration prospects, identify possible drilling sites for hydrocarbon exploration, appraise new discoveries, plan and implement eld development, and monitor oil and gas wells during production, and generally assist eld management working collaboratively with petrophysicists, drillers, engineers and commercial units to deliver production). T raining consists of three years of study, comprising 21 months of structured teaching, eldwork, 6-8 weeks of industry orientation and 10-12 weeks for an individual project. Its designed to create a well-rounded geoscientist. e evidence is that it has. e UWI graduates have generally performed admirably at bp TT , says A li. ose who have participated in out internships made a seamless transition when they joined bpTT with some being sought aer by our international locations such as Indonesia, US, Canada and the UK. Seems everybodys a winner. (VB) CAMPUS HISTORYUWI authorities agreed to appoint a new Dean for three years, to give him considerable authority, and to choose a younger West Indian rather than a senior foreign academic. Julien, still a lecturer, on sta for just over two years, was appointed Dean (he was the only West Indian sta member with a PhD). He served as Dean for ten years (1964-74). A s Julien remembered in an interview over 40 years later, he and his equally young West Indian colleagues had been suddenly thrown into the deep end with little preparation or experience of academic leadership. But with Phelps, Deane, Desmond Imbert, G M. R ichards and others, he built up a closely knit, dynamic leadership team which took their F aculty forward into an era of relentless expansion. e years between 1964 and 1969 were very hard, Julien remembered, with sta shortages and few foreign academics willing to come; but the hard work paid o and in Juliens words the thing took o! T ake o it certainly did: the 1970s and 1980s were years of tremendous expansion for Engineering, envied by everyone else on campus who watched the splendid new buildings go up. Julien demitted oce as Dean in 1974, but he remained an active F aculty and campus heavyweight, despite his enormous involvement in the nations thrust into heavy industry, especially petrochemicals, in these decades. In the years before his retirement from UWI, he served as a much respected Head of Electrical Engineering and was a mentor of many young academics in that department and in the F aculty. A fter he left U WI, of course, he became the founding Chairman and President of our sister university, UTT But thats another storye rst WI Dean of E ngineeringBY PROF ESSOR BR ID GE T BR ERE TONCarpenter, the rst Head of Electrical Engineering (and an Imperial man like Whitton). Julien, Harry Phelps and Compton Deane were the rst West Indians in the F aculty. e academic and administrative structure of the new F aculty was closely modelled on British practice, especially that of Imperial College, with departments of mechanical, civil, chemical and electrical engineering, and most of the teaching sta were British at rst. But in 1964 a stang crisis took place: several senior academics le over just a few months, including the founding Dean, Whitton. Some departments were le with only three teachers and some courses couldnt be oered in 1964/65. On the timely advice of the Engineering Dean at McG ill, the Professor Ken Julien


SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 UWI TODAY 5 CAMPUS NEWSM as in M ayJouvay A yiti M as Camp-us (aka Jouvay Ayiti or Haitis New Day), is a programme born of a collaboration among the Department of Creative and Festival A rts at e UWI, Studio 66, Curepe Scherzando and the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies in 2010. Jouvay A yiti is a collective that consciously uses Carnival and jouvert as a way of shiing consciousness about Haiti. Jouvay A yiti seeks to situate mas making and performance, as well as other carnival arts, as central to pedagogy, and building awareness, and through creativity and innovation, as an economic contributor in non-carnival sectors. In recognition of the simultaneous workings of the mas camp (creativity, economics, community) with academia (teaching, learning, research) in the same process or space, the enterprise is called Mas Camp-us. F or Jouvert 2012, Jouvay A yiti, presented a full Jouvay band, Years: Mud, Fete and T ears. A er Carnival, Jouvay A yiti will launch into another series of workshops, commencing in May. e rst round, called Mas in May, will focus on traditional mas making technologies including, bamboo and cardboard sculpting, wire bending, organic and recyclable material and papier mch. For information on the workshops or to be added to Jouvay Ayitis mailing list, contact Jouvay Ayiti at jouvay.ayiti@gmail.com or call 320-0041.UWI rough Students E yesE very Sunday evening, A vinash would leave his home in the southland and come up to e U WI St. A ugustine Campus, trying to nd the perfect moment to take a photograph to enter in the UWI at T wilight Category. Ever since the Film Production student found out about the Environmental Committees Photography Competition, Capturing UWIs Green, that had become his xation. So when the judges (Mark L yndersay, Photographer; Professor Emeritus Julian Duncan, Botany; and A milcar Sanatan, G uild President) declared him, A vinash Phagoo, winner of the rst prize of a UWI Bookshop voucher worth $1000 and an all-expense paid trip for four to the A sa Wright Centre, he was thrilled. N erissa Ramesar, whose photo of the tree outside the Sir F rank Stockdale Building, won her the second place prize of a Bookshop voucher for $500, was so inspired by the competition itself that she enrolled in an advanced photography course at the UWI O pen Campus. Winner of the third-place hamper, Donovan Jordan is a member of the UWI Photography Club. ere were 58 submissions and lots of feedback on the U WI St. A ugustines F acebook page, where they were posted; many asking when the next competition begins. Second-place photo by Nerissa Ramesar First-place photo by Avinash Phagoo ird-place photo by Donovan Jordan


6 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 CAMPUS NEWS In January 2012, e U WI embarked on a mission to India to deepen and expand its cooperation with Indian higher education institutions. is had been in the making for over a year, but when the opportunity arose to be in India at the same time as the State visit by the Honourable Prime Minister of T rinidad and T obago, planning shied towards implementation. e UWIs focus for its mission was in the three main areas of building capacity, internationalizing the institution and ensuring nancial sustainability. e U WI is aggressively pursuing strategic and focused collaborations with selected universities around the world with a strong focus on India, China, Brazil and South A frica. T hese partnerships are meant to complement existing collaborations in N orth America and Europe. e U WI team to India comprised Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat and the Director of the O ce of Institutional A dvancement and Internationalization, Mr. Sharan C. Singh. e visit took place from January 3rd to the 15th and covered N ew Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. In total, the UWI team met with 15 of Indias leading and globally recognized higher education institutions. In N ew Delhi, the team met with the Indian Institute of T echnology (IIT -Delhi), the N ational U niversity of Educational Planning and A dministration ( NUEP A), Jawaharlal N ehru U niversity (J NU ), the Indira Gandhi National Open U niversity (I GNOU ), the Energy Resource Institute ( TER I), the Shri R am Institute, the A gricultural Scientists R esearch Board and the A ll India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AAIMS). F rom Delhi the team went to Jaipur to participate in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference which was attended by many leading academics, business people and politicians both from within India and from the global Indian diaspora. Whilst in Jaipur, the team O ut of India, Many PossibilitiesStudy tour for tertiary institutions among plans for 2012 At the National University of Education, Planning and Administration. At the Indira Gandhi National Open University, sitting with the Vice Chancellor (le) and the Kapil Kumar Visiting Hindi Chair (rightl At the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. Applications open for actuarial scholarshipsT wo UWI M ona students, Sasha V.J. Harrison and Everett Moseley, are recipients of the A ctuarial F oundations 2011-2012 Caribbean Actuarial Scholarships. e Caribbean A ctuarial Scholarship was established in memory of Basil L. and Monica G. Virtue by their son-in-law, S. Michael Mc L aughlin, an actuary who graduated from UWI. is scholarship is intended to be an annual award to U WI actuarial students who demonstrate a strong record of accomplishment, leadership qualities and a commitment to becoming an actuary. We wish our well deserving scholarship recipients great success in their studies and in their future actuarial careers, said Caribbean A ctuarial Scholarship representative S. Michael McLaughlin, Deloitte Consulting LLP. T he F oundation is now accepting applications for the Caribbean A ctuarial Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. G o to www.actuarialfoundation. org/programs/actuarial/carib.shtml for eligibility requirements, guidelines, application and submission deadlines. For more information about this scholarship and other initiatives and activities of e Actuarial Foundation, visit www.ActuarialFoundation.org. visited the Shankara group of Colleges and the N ational Ayurveda U niversity. e team then went on to Bangalore where meetings were held with the National L aw School of India U niversity and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Bangalore) aer which they visited the F ilm and T elevision Institute of India ( FTII) in Pune. e packed itinerary then concluded in Mumbai with meetings at the Indian Institute of T echnology (II T Mumbai) and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahlaya (Prince of Wales Museum). is mission was based on a history of collaborating with India for over 15 years in the areas of education and culture which has been facilitated largely by the Indian High Commission in T rinidad and the T rinidad and T obago High Commission in N ew Delhi, India. e UWI St. Augustine Campus currently hosts two A cademic Chairs in Hindi and Contemporary Indian History which are sponsored by the Indian G overnment. e Campus has worked closely with the Indian High Commission in T rinidad to mount a wide range of conferences, symposia and cultural events including performances and even a film festival. UWI Sta have benetted from scholarships under the I TEC programme to obtain professional development training in India and the outcomes from this mission have open an extremely signicant range of opportunities for further collaboration. e U WI signed an agreement with the G overnment for a Chair in A yurveda, a signicant number of opportunities for sta exchanges were developed, agreements were made for technical assistance to be provided to e U WI for expanding existing programmes and setting up new ones (especially at the post-graduate level), possibilities for joint-programmes were explored and most recently, e UWI is organizing a study tour to India in the summer of 2012 which will be open to faculty, students and sta of all tertiary education institutions in T rinidad. is study tour will be led by one of the A cademic Chairs sponsored by the G overnment of India at e U WI and will allow participants to be immersed in the fascinating culture, history, society, biodiversity and business of India. In order to ensure maximum benet from the many possibilities developed from the mission, the St. Augustine Campus is taking the lead to assign dedicated resources to the various follow-up activities with each Indian institution.


8 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 INNOVATIONOpen a box of Cocobel Chocolates and you face a delicious dilemma. Each hand-decorated morsel is such a work of art that it is as much a feast for the eyes as the palate. Pink and purple owers, green and orange leaves, shimmery dust, toasted coconut akes and even a bluish green n adorn these confections. eyre the creations of Isabel Brash, architect gone chocolate. Isabel was working as an architect with G eoffrey Maclean in mid-2008 when she decided to try her hand at making chocolate. Work was slow and I was always looking for projects to do, she says. Cocoa was one of the things that I started playing around with I just wanted to try and make chocolate. She did her research and got some cocoa from her brothers estate at R ancho Quemado. I didnt even know they had cocoa, she admits. O nce she had her stock in hand, she wasted no time. I started playing around with them and I just got hooked. Its akin to A lices plunge into the rabbit hole, she says. Its like falling into this thing that you never knew about before and as I kept researching I just became more and more enthralled with it. A nd the deeper she fell into the hole, the more people jumped in with her; for that Christmas she found herself giving her chocolates to family members as presents. ey gave her chocolates to their friends, who began asking if she could cater their events. While investigating opportunities to learn more about the art of chocolate making, just for fun, she discovered Ecole Chocolat, an online school which teaches chocolatiering as a business. She learnt about the history of chocolate, the history of the industry, the distinction between fine and commercial chocolate (Hersheys for example), and who the leaders in ne chocolate are. at course really opened me up to the whole industry and really got me thinking maybe I could do this as a little side business. Suggested by her father for its similarity to her own name, and approved by Isabel for its origins and meaning, Cocobel was established in the middle of 2009. I didnt want to name it aer myself, she says. ats just not me. I like to make a product thats its own. She really wanted a name that had a deeper meaning and was indigenous to T rinidad and T obago, so she began to research old cocoa gods and I also went into Patois, because you know its such an indigenous thing for us. A s fate would have it, Cocobel was exactly what she was looking for. During a A Delectable Feast for the Senses e Cocoa Research Unit helps Isabel Brash to dream in chocolate BY SE RA H A CH AM PHOTOS COURTESY: ISABEL BRASH


SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 UWI TODAY 9 shing trip with his friends from Paramin who spoke Patois, her father asked their opinion on the name. ey said oh thats a great name! It means beautiful brown woman, or nice brown ting, she relates. So I was like thats perfect because its chocolate. Its dark and brown and beautiful and I just wanted a name that meant something deeper like dark beauty or earth beauty. O nce established, Cocobel denitely took over, she adds. U WIs Cocoa R esearch U nit (C RU ) has been very helpful in the process, Isabel says. She rst visited the CRU that year, aer an invitation by the F riends of the Botanical G ardens. ey took us on a tour of the [International Cocoa] G enebank. I didnt know anything about all that ... and I was fascinated to see all these trees from all over the world. ats when I really got to know Prof [Pathmanathan] U maharan and Darin Sukah and N aailah [A li] and Frances Bekele, Isabel says. A relationship developed and since then they are always available to answer her questions or send her useful information. I always say theyre the heroes, she declares. In T rinidad, theyre the people who sincerely care about the industry. In 2010, Isabel enrolled in Ecole Chocolats Masters programme which took her to F rance and to the factory of her favourite chocolate maker, Michel Cluizel. I love his chocolates more than any other ne chocolate Ive ever tasted, she says. I love their company ethos, how they do business ... their business etiquette. A t Michel Cluizel, the chocolates are named aer the estate which produces the beans, so the estate gets recognition for the beans, and the farmers are paid directly; another benet to the estate. I saw that they were doing a course with them and doing a tour of that factory that was why I went. It turned into the experience of a lifetime. She met Marc Cluizel (son of Michel) and found the courage to share a piece of her chocolate with him. He opened it in front of the class, which I didnt want him to do, closed his eyes and tasted it. He was silent for a moment and then began listing the avours he encountered, bananas and vanilla and berries, she remembers. He told her that it was, very good chocolate, very good chocolate. Her hand-made packaging reminded him of his grandmothers hand-made paper wrapping for their companys rst set of chocolates. at was the high point of everything. Its like meeting a rock star... the ultimate. e programme included a visit to the factory of another renowned name in ne chocolate, Barry Callebaut, as well as a workshop on what a day in the industry is like creating recipes, working with people and using machinery for making trues and bonbons. Since she had already begun to make her own chocolates, going there helped my condence a lot ... I started to do things a lot faster when I came back. Its a good thing since she has so much business now that its a challenge making enough chocolate to keep her customers satised. People get really frustrated if they cant get their chocolate today, she says, but she wont let that get in the way of the quality of her chocolates. Im not going to sell you something thats halfway or just for the business. Its by order and I do everything fresh. She did so well for Christmas that Ive completely run out of my stock of chocolate, so she started the year with a new batch. R ight now, she says, Im roasting and shelling and grinding beans repeatedly, and its the process of grinding that produces chocolate. Isabel explains that each cocoa bean consists of approximately 50 per cent fat, so when its ground, the beans become liquid. I always say thats when the cocoa jumbie sort of took over because youre seeing this turning into liquid chocolate and that youre making chocolate and thats really cool. She grinds them into a semi-liquid which she then grinds with sugar depending on the type of chocolate shes making. I do a white chocolate, a milk chocolate and two dierent dark chocolates, she explains. O ne of the dark chocolates is for her confections, which need to be rmer and so has a bit more cocoa butter than the other which is a darker, richer chocolate, for her plain dark chocolate bars. A er leaving the chocolate in a rener for at least a couple days to get her desired quality, neness and smoothness, the chocolate is nished. A er I make the chocolate, I would put it in trays and let it harden and then use it when I need to make the other things. A t that point, she melts the hardened chocolate and tempers it in order for the chocolate to look presentable. I do things on dierent days, she says, recounting her Christmas creations. I had all these dierent avours, sorrel and ginger rum among them, so I would take some days and just make the centres. Shed cut them, put them aside and return the next day to coat them with the prepared chocolate. A ny kind of fruit that I use in the centres I also do myself, Isabel species. Her sorrel, and honey passion fruit chocolates are made with real fruit. Its all fresh, she says, like the coconut. I buy the coconuts whole and shell and grate them. She also uses mainly local avours. I do believe that we have such great fruits and great spices its a pity that immediately people think of strawberries when they think of chocolate. But we have so many fun things that go so well with chocolate too, like guava and passion fruit. Her recipes are based on our local palate, she says. Her sorrel chocolates have cloves in them, because thats how we make our sorrel. She also makes a mango pepper avoured chocolate, one with a cashew and coconut lling and, possibly the most intriguing, one lled with salt, pineapple and shadon beni. is one is called Mermaids K iss, she says, because one bite evokes memories of a day at Maracas beach. R ight now she makes her chocolates primarily by order since she uses fresh ingredients like cream and butter and fruits. However, when her shop is ready, atll be a whole dierent thing. Ill be making stu all the time and people can just come in and buy. N ot to worry if you cant wait that long. Her chocolates can be found at Malabar F arms. eyre the only ones I distribute to at the moment. Ive had a lot of requests but Im very particular because of the temperature. While other stores may turn their air conditioners o at night, at Malabar F arms, they keep it on all the time. When you walk into that place its like walking into a fridge, so I trust it there. Shes also very particular about placing expiration dates clearly on the packages so that consumers get them fresh. Its like your child you know? Isabel says. When you put so much work into it I care about what people think when they buy it. Her sorrel chocolates have cloves in them, because thats how we make our sorrel. She also makes a mango pepper avoured chocolate, one with a cashew and coconut lling and, possibly the most intriguing, one lled with salt, pineapple and shadon beni.


10 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 MENTAL HEALTHA mental health problem is no longer labelled as madness and no longer denes the person who experiences it. In fact, it denes all of us. It is an inevitable function and consequence of life. A s an experience, it enriches the world because it forces everyone to seek a greater understanding of themselves. Your mind is the most powerful and signicant thing you possess. We must seek to nurture it, save it and allow it to grow and prosper. We must therefore ght what would destroy it. e greatest enemy lies within ourselves, the desire to be right, to be better (than others), to be in control (of others). A world without prejudice, mindless discrimination and feelings of superiority is fundamental for the development of the mind. Development that would be open and even, mindful and joyful. Development that would truly embody the best of being human. Gomann (1963) remarked in his landmark work on stigma that the dierence between the normal and the stigmatized is a matter of perspective not reality. ose who engage in stigmatization, also defeat themselves from seeing the value of the struggles for dominion over ones mind. It is a battle that we all engage in either consciously or not and establishes the integrity of our lives. O pen your mind and save it. Save your mind and save your life. Stigma represents a belief system that can aect every other belief system an individual holds and can cause signicant impairment in the awareness of what obtains in the world: a position that will become increasingly maladaptive in a world driven by information and openness. Stigma against mental illness needs to be addressed by mental health professionals rst. People who have mental health problems must feel comfortable and condent about seeking help. ey must not feel that the act of getting treatment compromises their personhood. Education about stigma and discrimination must therefore start there. Secrecy and shame are some of the consequences of this lack of personhood and has to be addressed in all the social circles where the individual may nd him or herself. Personal education must be aligned to public education and engagement with the media about the representation of mental illness. In the same way that racism, ageism, religious discrimination and homophobia are discouraged in the society, mental health problems F ight Stigma, Save MindsI would suggest that the philosophy that should be espoused is that there should be no barriers to education, employment or any social activity for those with mental health problems. BY PROF ESSOR GERARD HUT CHINS ON


SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 UWI TODAY 11 should be viewed similarly. A nti-stigma campaigns for other stigmatizing illnesses such as HIV and cancer can incorporate mental illness so that people can feel more pressured to manage their mental health in the same way as they are pressed to manage their physical health. A dorno (1950) described prejudiced people as being those who struggled with ambiguity, had rigid authoritarian personalities and were ethnocentric. Challenging each of these through education and discussion would diminish the level of prejudice in the society toward most things. e R oyal College of Psychiatrists published a report in 1999 encouraging advocacy at several levels, self, peer-group, legal, family and public as a means of combating the negative stereotypes associated with mental illness. F eelings of helplessness and self doubt compromise the person who is seeking mental health treatment from attempting to reengage with society in a capable way and so further undermine the sense of self worth. T he sense that ones future has been irrevocably compromised by the existence of this problem, needs to be addressed rstly in the mind of the person with the problem and then with each surrounding layer of support to prevent isolation and social exclusion. A s recently as 2010, John G rohol reported on two studies showing that stigma was, if anything, increasing in N orth A merica, including among medical students In T rinidad and T obago and indeed the Caribbean, little has been done to address the issue of stigma and how it aects the daily functioning of those in the mental health treatment system. In Jamaica, the process of treating the mentally ill in a general hospital has been applied successfully in rural settings (Hickling et al, 2000), but the perception of madness being either a sign of personal weakness or of some kind of supernatural malevolence persists. is perception is deeply embedded in culture and folklore and is extremely dicult to dislodge (Byrne, 2000). is can be extended to other kinds of discrimination and to societal perceptions of disadvantaged groups. e notion of stigma is particularly associated with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean and there does need to be a spreading of the net to include the beliefs and prejudices that create stigma in all its forms. A G oogle search of stigma in the Caribbean would reveal a rst page of items solely related to HIV. Media engagement, advocacy and the realization that fullment of ones potential in any sphere and indeed the capacity to lead a normal and healthy life is not permanently compromised by any of the perceived stigmatizing attributes. I would suggest that the philosophy that should be espoused is that there should be no barriers to education, employment or any social activity for those with mental health problems. O f course this has to be founded on adequate treatment and follow-up resources being made available with the appropriate supports when things threaten individual and community stability. T here is some concern over whether mental health problems should be included under the umbrella of disability. e fear that this would increase the stigma associated with mental illness is signicant but it would also facilitate the mobilization of social resources to assist in the return of those aicted to normal productive life. Success in these terms would reect societal denitions of living well such as completing tertiary education, getting and keeping jobs and having functional relationships. ese denitions are not necessarily associated with peace of mind and wellbeing, even in those without a history of mental health problems and can themselves be sources of signicant life stress. However, for someone to believe that they cannot aspire or indeed attempt to engage in these activities is a far more tormenting hell. is is so particularly when the eects of stigma almost automatically and permanently preclude participation in these activities. While the burden of stigma falls on those with mental health problems, it is created by the attitudes of the wider society. It has been theorized that stigma against others is created to rearm ones own preferred identity. In the context of the mentally ill, it serves to celebrate the absence of these problems among those conferring the stereotypes and the resulting prejudice and discrimination (Hutchinson & Bhugra, 2000). T his is a dangerous illusion, as it is now clear that everyone is potentially vulnerable to developing mental health problems and that no one is therefore safe in absolute terms. R ecognising this risk has led to a widespread increase in the popularity of yoga, meditation and yes, even counselling therapy, as people battle with the demands of contemporary life and seek some respite for their over-engaged minds. is alone should engender greater empathy with those with more serious and debilitating mental health problems and lead to an acknowledgment that attending to their concerns and providing healthier social spaces for them to function would not only save their minds, but yours as well. T he role of the media cannot be overestimated (Benbow, 2007). e use of prejudicial language, overgeneralisations and the creation and perpetuation of stereotypes all contribute to the stigma of mental illness. Success stories of mental health interventions need to be highlighted so as to encourage people to seek help as a progressive and important step in self development. T he use of the media as a developmental tool is critical in this regard. It is signicant to note that Mussolini considered cinema his biggest weapon in the spread of fascism across Italy and Europe (Phillips, 1976). Its inuence in shaping the attitudes and sensibilities of its audience has grown exponentially with the expansion of access though the worldwide web and the cross streaming of media product. O ne of the greatest challenges is to diminish the associations between mental illness and sexual perversion on one hand and mental illness and violence on the other. e real message here is that untreated mental health problems can lead to both of these, but more open and accessible mental health treatment would likely improve the social fabric in a way that would naturally lead to a reduction in these socially inappropriate behaviours. R estoration and maintenance of personhood in all its dimensions with respect of the right of every other to be, must remain our goal as we seek to improve ourselves individually and socially. is is the second in a series on mental health issues by Professor of Psychiatry, Gerard Hutchinson. Professor Hutchinson is the head of Department, Clinical Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, EWMSC, UWI. While the burden of stigma falls on those with mental health problems, it is created by the attitudes of the wider society. It has been theorized that stigma against others is created to rearm ones own preferred identity.Professor Gerard Hutchinson


12 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 UWI St. A ugustines Campus IT Services team won the regional Code Sprint Competition with their application Fishing G ear Analyzer. e Code Sprint, held as part of a multi-country event involving an O pen Data Conference, was conducted by teams led by Matthew McN aughton of UWIs Mona School of Business in Jamaica; Yacine K helladi of F undacion T aigey in the Dominican R epublic, and Dr K im Mallalieu leading UWIs CIRP (TT ) in T rinidad and T obago; Code Sprint participants from Cuba were accommodated on site in Jamaica. e local events were held from January 26-27, 2012. T rinidad and T obago focused on IC T access, small scale sheries and agriculture. e Jamaican event focused on the areas of agriculture, trade and economic indicators, and tourism. T he Dominican R epublic event did not specify thematic focal points within a broad developmental scope. e T rinidad and T obago event was hosted by the F aculty of Engineering on the St. A ugustine Campus of e U WI. It began with an all-day conference pitched at data gatherers, producers, processors and publishers; policy makers; regulators; executing agencies; academics; development-focused communities of practice and service providers. It was attended by over 100 participants from public, private, academic and civil sectors, across a rich variety of disciplines and thematic focii. Code Sprint presentations were the focus of the second days proceedings. is session was pitched at a young audience and was very well attended with well over 100 participants, predominantly from local high schools and e U WI. Code sprinters were given 24 hours to code following their attendance at the opening session which established the background and motivation for the code sprint and summarized the terms of reference, key tools and datasets to be used. Code sprint applications were assessed by an expert panel of judges on the basis of launch-ability (0-10), open data usage (0-15), originality and problem solving (020), features and usefulness (0-15), user experience/ user interface (0-10), long term potential (0-20) and presentations (0-10). Judges deliberated during the closing keynote address. T o close the session on Day 2, the top three teams of the 15 registered in T rinidad and T obago were awarded rst, second and third place trophies and prize monies of US$2000, US$1,000 and US$500 respectively. UWI St. A ugustines Campus IT Services came up the winners with F ishing G ear A nalyzer. Digital Business took second place with F ishermans F riend, an at-sea emergency directory. A team from the U niversity of the Southern Caribbean came third with Crop O ut an agriculture analytics application. T eams expressed a general interest in further developing their applications and, in the case of Digital Business, taking the application up the islands.TT T eam Wins Regional Code Sprint ENERGY CAMPUS NEWS The prizes for the regional competition are as follows: FIRST PLACE 1. All expenses paid trip to the Sunlight Foundations Transparency Camp Washington DC 2. An invitation for the Caribbean team to present at a tech talk series facilitated by Global Broadband Initiative in Washington DC the Thursday before the Transparency Camp 3. Blackberry devices SECOND AND THIRD PLACE PRIZES 1. Support from the Caribbean Open Institute 2. Blackberry devices THE WINNERS 1. Fish Gear Analyser Team CITS, representing Trinidad and Tobago 2. Crecerd from Team Beceritos, represent ing the Dominican Republic 3. Monitor ODM from Team Uapianos, representing the Dominican Republic We worked tirelessly, strived for excellence and we achieved it! is unparalleled experience would have not been possible without such diligent team members, to whom I am eternally grateful and I must also show my appreciation to all who supported us in this exciting endeavour. Sabeeha MohammedRepresenting the Events Platinum Sponsors, Blink Broadband, Mr. Trevor Deane, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Strategic Analytics and Carrier Business at TS TT conveys $12,500 and the rst place trophy to the winning CITS Code Sprint team: (from le) Guischard Charles, Jamila Plata, Akeem Deare, Sabeeha Mohamed and Wayne Sarjusingh, with leader Dr Kim Mallalieu. PHOTO: RAV I DEONARINE e slide presentations and speeches from the Open Data Conference can be viewed at http://developingcaribbean.org/trinidad-tobago-2012/trinidad-tobago-agenda/ and recorded videos at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/developing-the-caribbean-trinidad-and-tobago-conference-feed-1--lt1/videos and video interviews at http://developingcaribbean.org/trinidad-tobago-2012/videos/


SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 UWI TODAY 13 ENERGY CAMPUS NEWS He a can of pigeon peas. It weighs just about a pound. ats how heavy A nil Waithe was when he was born at six months and two weeks. He was also sightless. Back in 1986, the prognosis was not good (yes, thats more than 25 years ago), and his mother, Sandra was not oered much hope for his survival. But survive he did, with such an indomitable spirit that even as you marvel at it, your instinct is to reach out and help clear his way. A nil is now in his nal year at e U WI where he is doing a BSc in Computer Science; just one Math and one Foundation course separate him from the Degree. He had successfully completed one of the co-curricular courses (C OCR1028) in O utlook and sta members at the Microso IT A cademy were so proud of his success that they wanted to share the good news. But the good news was not only that he had done it within a month, or that he was pursuing another C OCR; it was also how he was reshaping the way for visually impaired people. Having diculty with the Math he created a programme to help the visually impaired and he is currently working on an audio CD which will be a tutorial for O ce. It is all about accessibility to him, providing ways for the visually impaired to gain greater access to opportunity and possibilities. In a sense, many of his choices have been based on the overarching desire to improve the lot of persons with disabilities. He chose his eld of study because, I wanted to prove that visually impaired people can do it. I wanted to open the way for other students. With my experience I can point out accessibility issues. F or instance, when he began a Programming course, the examination time he was allotted was still not enough (20 minutes extra per hour), and he was never able to complete them. rough him, the time has been extended to 10 additional minutes per hour. He has been instrumental in bring issues like these to the attention of bodies like A SD LU [A cademic Support/Disabilities L iaison U nit] so that the system is adjusted. G oing through the degree programme has been challenging; sometimes because supporting technology was not available, sometimes because people could not grasp his dierently nuanced needs. e J A WS screen reading soware that had been obtained aer great eort actually conked out on him during an examination. A nil didnt alert the invigilator and as he was not allowed to have someone with him, he couldnt nish. e next time he was allowed to have Geeta K issoon, an ICT T rainer from the Microso IT Academy, in the examination room and he passed. As A nil talks about his Campus experiences and his ambitions, G eeta sits beside him, bantering and reminding him of details he might have overlooked. She comes across more like a big sister than a tutor, and he evidently trusts her. He believes that each obstacle can be a platform from which one can either dive or soar, and he chooses to soar. So it takes G eetas interjections to help me realize what it really means when he says something innocuous like: Sometimes JAWS doesnt behave. e challenges were more complicated than he allows, and yet he selected this particular degree programme because he had something to prove. During the six months he spent at the School for the Blind in his early years, he was made to understand that the only livelihood he could aspire to was in basketry (a cra that with his long, elegant ngers and slender wrists, he might have mastered with ease). But to be told that that was e Boy who wouldnt take BasketBY VAN EISA BAK SHall his life should contain lled him with outrage. He might not be able to see but he could think, and he was determined not to be relegated to a lifetime of mechanical functions. So A nil began to walk a dierent road. A solitary one. He studied hard. His ability to gather and retain information very quickly is remarkable. I ask him why he thinks that is so and he suggests he might have a photographic memory. I pay more attention to things than sighted people, he said. In school I had a tape recorder, people read for me. I can memorize a menu [on a computer or phone] and send texts and emails, he tells me, adding, I play video games too. He even watches wrestling on T V, says G eeta. He also founded an online radio station, CCV Radio. A s a reward for getting into Hillview College in 2000, he was given a computer by the T orres F oundation for the Blind (a non-prot organization). e computer was a refurbished one [e F oundation accepts donations of computers and adds assistive technology before passing them on] and this one had seen better days. I had to use a nail to turn it on, he remembers, recalling how he got tired of the trips to technicians because sighted people would not take certain things into consideration when repairing. He took matters in his own hands. I can build a computer by myself from scratch, he says. I learned to reinstall Windows by listening to the spring of the CD-RO M. G eeta interjects: When he was doing it, I thought he was sighted that day! A nil grins, a rare moment when his head is not slightly bent. I made an unattended installation of Windows. I wrote a backscript and that contains the necessary settings to get Windows running. His mother came to meet him just as we were wrapping up and I told her I had enjoyed talking to him, and that I found him to be an intelligent young man. He got nine subjects at Hillview College, she says, her eyes glistening, but it was rough there. Students were not always kind. O ne bit him hard for showing them up at exams. She tells the story of his birth, how she was a single mother, looking aer her son and her 89-year-old mother and making do on his disability grant which is a paltry $1300 a month. I would do anything for my child, she said. G iven A nils sunny air, the way his mind seemed wholly focused on positive things, it had not occurred to me that there were other hardships on his plate. Had it not been for the input of his mother and Geeta, A nil would have glossed over the tribulations. I suppose the indomitable spirit would not be overwhelmed. His mind is xed on a future of equal access. He knows he is going to wrap up the degree this year, and then he wants to do a masters degree. I havent decided on what yet, but it would have to be in the computing area because I want to help people. At the end of the day, knowledge is only useful if you share it. It is his goal in life to develop some kind of training centre where he can help people with disabilities to have access to the technologies and opportunities that could open their minds. It is also his wish that by doing things that people did not imagine possible for the visually impaired he would open their eyes.Going through the degree programme has been challenging; sometimes because supporting technology was not available, sometimes because people could not grasp his dierently nuanced needs. Anil Waithe with Geeta Kissoon, ICT Trainer from the Microso IT Academy at CITS, Campus IT Services.PHOTO: ANEEL KARIM


SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 UWI TODAY 15 T he Daaga A uditorium was quickly filling up this ursday; an indicator of the popularity of the evenings featured speaker. It was the second of the lecture series Conversations with Prime Ministers, and the man of charisma, wit and drama, Basdeo Panday, was the former Prime Minister who would be on stage. He had been a Member of Parliament for 36 consecutive years, serving under every Prime Minister T rinidad and Tobago has ever had, except the current. Beginning his conversation with a brief biographical outline born in St Julien village on May 25, 1933 to peasant farmers; educated at St Julien C.M. Primary School and St Benedicts College, going to L ondon in 1957 where he studied for nine years, acquiring a diploma in Drama, a Barrister-atL aw degree from L incolns Inn and a BSc degree from L ondon U niversity in Economics and Government. He was set to pick up a Commonwealth scholarship to do a PhD in India in 1965, when a trip home, and the inuence of Stephen Maharaj, altered his life. He became a politician. He quickly delved into his political past, describing politics in T rinidad during his time, as politics of race, nonetheless, he says, he chose to see the Opposition L eaders and Prime Ministers of his time as political opponents, rather than enemies. He identied early inuences which made him the man he later became the manner in which governments were led, an uneventful childhood, hatred for his poor upbringing (he really did not like cleaning mule pens), and an overall desire for a better life. T o him, the better life could only come through education, not just for PAN D AY:I wouldnt change a thingCONVERSATIONS WITH PRIME MINISTERS him, but for all. He saw it as his only way out of poverty and made it one of the priorities of his government. He cited the school-building and dollar-for-dollar programmes as evidence of this. During the late 1980s, with oil being approximately US$15 per barrel, he insisted he was able to manage the demands of the government. R e-emphasizing that every country has limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants, Mr. Panday said this theory of opportunity cost pushed him to form an integrated priority list of objectives: crime, security of the individual, life and property. He said that unemployment was due to the lack of education, in addition to poor investments; and poor investments were in turn caused by lack of infrastructure, such as roads, water and an airport unt for a country of such stature. He talked about the complexity of issues and how intertwined problems were, so that they could not be xed individually but only as a whole. e greatest gi of the country was its diversity, he said, unexpectedly derived from colonialism, yet it was also the greatest curse, as it forced a country to be divided along the lines of race, colour, creed and class. He said it resulted in a constant struggle, leaving nationals to ght for a place regardless of the consequences to others. He insisted that, even as we approach 50 years of independence, we are not yet a nation and this leads to a shameful waste of our most valuable asset: our human resources. He says we have a very long way to go to achieve this goal. His advice in building a just society is that it must not only be just. T reating people equally is one of the fundamental principles in creating such a society. When asked about the 18-18 tie, when Patrick Manning was chosen as Prime Minister, he laughed. It appeared that he [Mr. R obinson] made the wrong choice. A s per issues of corruption, he advised, T ake it to the courts; act in accordance with the law. A s for the present government, his sentiments were that the money they are spending [on events] should be spent on improving the quality of life. Publicity hype is not a substitute for performance, he warned. A s for creating a legacy, he said he is not at liberty to do such, as history writes your legacy. He urged citizens to ght for what they believe in. He says he wouldnt change anything he did as Prime Minister. His objectives remain the same create a society to make people happy. He says the purpose of life is to be happy. A s for his vision for the future, Mr. Panday said he is hopeful, emotionally and psychologically, that T rinidad and T obago truly becomes a nation. He believes there needs to be a separation between politics, the party and the government of the day. His advice is to extricate the party from the clutches of government, and put the party in a position where it can address the government and political issues at arms length. He is adamant constitutional reform is one of the key elements for T rinidad and T obago to achieve that goal. His only regret, he says, is that he may not live to see that day.BY RA Y NA M AH ARA J


16 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 2012 U WI CALEND AR of E VENT SFEBRU AR Y J U NE 2012UWI TO DAY is printed and distributed for e University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, through the kind support of Trinidad Publishing Co Ltd, 22-24 St Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. UWI T OD AYW ANT S TO H EAR FRO M Y OUUWI TO DAY welcomes submissions by sta and students for publication in the paper. Please send your suggestions, comments, or articles for consideration to uwitoday@sta.uwi.eduWORLD OF W ORK (WOW) 2012 11 February-23 March, 2012 UWI St. Augustine Its time, once again, for the annual World of Work (WO W) programme, hosted by e UWI, the UWI Alumni A ssociation (UWIAA) and R epublic Bank L td. WOW 2012 Schedule WOW Seminar 11 February WOW Mock interviews Faculties of Science and Agriculture, Medical Sciences and Engineering 3 March WOW Mock interviews Faculties of Humanities and Education and Social Sciences 10 March WOW Recruitment Fair 22-23 March For further information, please contact Mr Chandar Gupta Supersad at 662-2002 ext. 2360, or via email at Chandar.Supersad@sta.uwi.edu. DCFA 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 1-28 April, 2012 UWI St. Augustine T he Department of Creative and F estival Arts (DC FA ) celebrates its 25th A nniversary with a series of events, including concerts and a tour to Barbados. DCFA 25TH ANNIVERSARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES IN CONCERT 1 April, 2012 Daaga Auditorium UWI St. Augustine is concert features the U WI Percussion Ensemble and the UWI Drumming Ensemble. is concert is carded for 6 pm. UWI ARTS CHORALE AND UWI STEEL T OUR TO BAR BADOS 7-15 April, 2012 Barbados e U WI A rts Chorale and U WI Steel visit Barbados and perform at the F rank Collymore Hall and the UWI Cave Hill Campus. UWI GUITAR ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT 21 April, 2012 Department of Creative and Festival Arts, G ordon Street, St. A ugustine. is concert begins at 4 pm and features a guitar ensemble repertoire. MUSIC OF THE DIASPORA 28 April, 2012 Daaga Auditorium UWI St. Augustine Music of the Diaspora begins at 6 pm. It incorporates a variety of the Departments musical groups, including the U WI Intermediate St eel Ensemble, the UWI Indian Classical Ensemble and the UWI Caribbean Contemporary Ensemble. For further information, please contact Josette Surrey-Lezama at 645-0873, or via e-mail at Josette.Surrey-Lezama@sta.uwi.edu. T-20 KNOCKOUT COMPETITION 26 January-30 March UWI St. AugustineT he U WI St. A ugustine Campus continues its T -20 K nockout competition. A ll matches begin at 7pm on ursdays and F ridays and will be played at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground at UWI SPEC under lights. Upcoming Matches: Final Preliminary Quarter Finals (4) Semi Final 1 March 22nd Semi Final 2 March 23rd Final March 30th For further information, please contact Dr. Trevor Alleyne at 360-0565, 662-9294, 645-7761, 645-2640-9 Ext. 4642/4643, or 662-1873, or via e-mail at trevor.alleyne@ sta.uwi.edu DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2012 29 March, 2012 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain e Arthur L ok Jack G raduate School of Business ( AL JG SB) features internationally acclaimed author, Malcom G ladwell, at the 10th installment of its Distinguished L eadership and Innovation Conference (D L IC). emed What Makes the G reat O nes G reat? this conference aims to positively reshape business and society. For further information, please contact ALJGSB at 662-9894 ext. 299, or via email at conferencing@ lokjackgsb.edu.tt. NATION DANCE 16 March-1 April, 2012 Continuing in the 25-year tradition of T he U WIs Department of Creative and Festival A rts (DCFA ), this years Production II class will mount N ation Dance. is unique performance is a collaborative production between DC FA and various communities in T rinidad and T obago, in celebration of the nations 50th anniversary of independence. For further information, please contact Marissa Brooks at Marissa.Brooks@sta.uwi.edu or Roberta Quarless at 6632222 or Roberta.Quarless@sta.uwi.eduIGDS PUBLIC LECTURE 14 March, 2012 Daaga Auditorium UWI St. AugustineIn commemoration of International Womens Day, the Institute for G ender and Development Studies (I G DS) hosts a public lecture by Dr. Martina R ieker, Director of the Institute for G ender and Womens Studies at the American U niversity, Cairo. e I GDS will also launch its research project, undertaken in collaboration with the International Development R esearch Centre (ID RC) and the Canadian High Commission, titled Politics, Power and G ender Justice in the A nglophone Caribbean: Womens U nderstandings of Politics, Experiences of Political Contestation and the Possibilities for G ender Transformation. For further information, please contact the IGDS at 66220023 ext. 83573, or via e-mail at igds.politics@gmail. com