Press Release
April 16, 2021
UWI to ‘Rally Round SVG’

ON TUESDAY, April 13, 2021, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosted a live television programme aimed at highlighting the University’s response to the crisis in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and to promote its volcano relief appeal to support the country. The event themed Rally Round SVG was streamed live via UWItv.

The UWI has responded with several initiatives to provide humanitarian relief to those affected, including its hundreds of students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a release from the UWI stated.

Details on the current situation were shared, along with updates on ongoing monitoring and how persons across the region and beyond can join the relief efforts to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Panelists were Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, the UWI; Dr Luz Longsworth, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Affairs and Principal, the UWI Open Campus; Professor Richard Robertson, Geologist, the UWI Seismic Research Centre ; and Dr Francis Severin, Deputy Principal, the UWI Open Campus and Chair, the UWI Open Campus Executive Management Team.