The University of the West Indies: St. Augustine Campus

The University of the West Indies has expanded to four campuses that serve diverse communities across the Caribbean region - Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Mona in Jamaica and the Open Campus.

The St Augustine Campus in Trinidad, formerly the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), was established in 1960.

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Guyana, a former British colony on the north shore of South America, may soon supplant Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean region’s biggest oil producer. Reuters/Andrea De Silva

Guyana, one of South America’s poorest countries, struck oil. Will it go boom or bust?

Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
A satellite image of Hurricane Irma spiraling through the Caribbean. NOAA/AP

In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. This isn't just bad luck: the region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched social inequalities.
Hugo Chávez still looms over Venezuela. Rodrigo Abd/AP

Venezuelan unrest could be the beginning of the end for Chavismo

Venezuela has seen waves of protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro. At least 13 people are dead, a prominent opposition member, Leopoldo Lopez, is now in custody having surrendered and three…
Slaves confront slavers in former colony of Demerara. Joshua Bryant, 1823

Caribbean nations in payback campaign for slave trade

Caribbean countries are calling upon former European colonisers to engage them in dialogue for reparation for centuries of slavery and genocide. Members of Caricom, the organisation of Caribbean Community…

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