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CARIBBEAN: US actor, Jamaican sprinter to receive honorary UWI degrees

By Trinidad Guardian

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

TRINIDAD GUARDIAN – Former independent senator Rev Daniel Teelucksingh, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Caribbean journalist Richard Anthony Best, are among 11 people selected to receive honorary degrees in October from The University of the West Indies.

Teelucksingh expressed surprise at the news on Friday and said he felt humbled and honoured to be among those who will be recipients of the honorary degrees.

In a statement, UWI said the degrees will be awarded by Chancellor Sir George Alleyne during the 2016 graduation ceremonies, which will kick off at the Open Campus in St Kitts and Nevis, on October 8. This will be followed by the Cave Hill campus in Barbados on October 15, the St Augustine campus, on October 20-22, and will conclude with the Mona Campus, Jamaica, on October 28-29.


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