Translating Creolization Symposium 2 - (TCS 2) May 18-19, 2017


About The University of The West Indies


The Translating Creolization Symposium 2, May 18 - 19, 2017,

will be held at

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, in Barbados.


The UWI has campuses at Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago and Mona in Jamaica.

The total student body which is approximately 24,321 is distributed amongst the Faculties of Law, Humanities & Education, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Medical Sciences at Cave Hill; Arts & Education, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Science & Technology at Mona; and Agriculture & Natural Sciences, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences at St. Augustine.

The Cave Hill campus overlooks the island’s capital and principal commercial centre, Bridgetown, which is just 
five miles away. Despite its expansion in recent years, the campus maintains much of its original architecture of 
simple, low-rise buildings. The scenic attractiveness and relatively small size of the university community creates 
an inviting, intimate and friendly atmosphere.

Location:  Barbados - Fast Facts and Figures

Capital: Bridgetown

Population: Approximately 285,000

Climate: Eight to nine hours of sunshine most days.

Geography: A 21 mile x 14 mile Caribbean island. West and South Coast have calm Caribbean sea and endless beaches. Rugged cliffs and Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast.

Barbados Language: English with a broad dialect called Bajan.

Currency: Barbados Dollar - US $1 = BDS $2 approx.

Time: GMT-4 hrs. There is no daylight saving time in Barbados

Electricity: Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/50 cycles

Entry Requirements: See Travel Documents

Health Requirements: See Health in Barbados

Driving: A temporary yearly Barbados licence costs BDS$10 and is obtainable from car rental agencies and Police Stations. Full licence must be shown. Drive on left. Go to Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia "Documents"

Laws: Largely based on English common law.

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: