The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Benefactors' Awards Ceremony 2008


Read what some of our benefactors have to say about why they are proud supporters of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our governmental stakeholders, our private sector partners, our regional and international donor friends and our alumni for their support and look forward to the continuation of our partnership for the further development of the University and the Caribbean people we serve.

Benefactor's Quote

"The University of the West Indies has been in existence for some 60 years and the Cave Hill Campus for 45 years. Many of the Caribbean’s most eminent citizens claim it as alma mater and attest to the role it has played in their overall development and the development of the region as a whole. The Barbados National Bank is proud to be associated with excellence and the hallmark of excellence that is the Cave Hill Campus. BNB looks forward to continuing its relationship in the evolution of the campus and the enunciated vision of a graduate in every household in the region."

Robert LeHunte Managing Director Barbados National Bank Inc.


"Scotiabank lauds the University of the West Indies’ invigorated efforts to create access to education for masses of Barbadians and Eastern Caribbean citizens. Given our universal policy to help develop the lives of people wherever we live, work and conduct our business, Scotiabank Barbados’ 50th anniversary in 2006 saw the start of our single largest financial contribution to UWI. Initial funding is being channeled into the UWI’s Student Economic Empowerment Desk programme, in harmony with our own desire to facilitate the growth of an entrepreneurial class. Scotiabank therefore wishes the UWI at Cave Hill continued growth and expansion under the leadership and vision of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles."

Stephen Cozier, Managing Director Scotiabank Barbados.


"Sagicor like the University of the West Indies is committed to the development of the communities in which we operate. This commitment extends beyond the delivery of quality products and services, and includes initiatives and programmes which will enhance the long-term quality of life for the people in those communities. It is this commitment which shapes our business strategies as we strive to become a great Caribbean company for the next decade and beyond. In this regard, we acknowledge the University’s many initiatives, not only in the area of education but also in the area of sports, particularly cricket. These initiatives are consistent with our own strategies for the region."

Dodridge Miller President and CEO Sagicor Financial Corporation


"The foresight of our past leaders in establishing the UWI has produced rich dividends through the daily contribution of our regionally trained professionals. FirstCaribbean continues to be proud of its association with the University and is pleased to have been given the opportunity since 2003 to play an active role in the lives of our young people."

Michael Mansoor Chairman FirstCaribbean International Bank


"RBC Royal Bank of Canada is proud to have shared in the establishment of the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. We applaud the vision of the executive of the University of the West Indies for creating this centre to give voice and vision to artistic expression enhancing this nation’s understanding and appreciation of its culture and heritage."

Mr Reynold Royer Vice President - Barbados, RBC Royal Bank of Canada


"The University of the West Indies represents our most important repository of intellectual capital. It therefore remains vital that we in tourism maintain the link with The University as we seek to ensure sustainability, by enhancing the quality of the human resources component through the application of structured learning."

Ralph Taylor Chairman and CEO Almond Resorts Inc.


"Development in the area of education has long been a key focus of Cable & Wireless’ efforts in the communities it serves. We are pleased to be associated with the University of the West Indies in those ventures that would benefit the institution and its students."

Donald Austin President Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Ltd.


"The UWI has been the defining Caribbean institution of the 20th Century; maintaining its regional identity without compromising its academic standing in the international arena. The vision and the energy emanating from the present leadership leave us firm in the belief that the UWI will continue to contribute in equal or greater measure well into the future."

John M. B. Williams CEO Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd.


"The Barbados Shipping & Trading (BS&T) Group of Companies is committed to the development of Barbados through such activities as education, health, the environment, sports, culture and community development. Through our association with the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus), BS&T has been able in part to fulfill this commitment to our nation."

G. Anthony King CEO Barbados Shipping & Trading Company Ltd.


"Digicel recognises the importance of its relationship with the University of the West Indies, in aiding to further educate and develop the people of the Caribbean, thereby empowering them with the requisite skills to make significant positive contributions in the Caribbean region, and beyond."

Roy Gillingham CEO Digicel Barbados Ltd.

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