On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Shridath Ramphal Centre (SRC) held its annual graduation dinner for this year’s graduates of the flagship Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) Programme at Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar, Rockley, Christ Church. The dinner was attended by the MITP graduates and their families, graduates of the Masters in Integration Studies, former MITP students, staff of the SRC and of the wider University of the West Indies family and other specially invited guests.
The graduates were: Liane Aird (Grenada), Marvin Baptiste (Grenada), Chelcee Brathwaite (Barbados), Killia Chase (Barbados), Kevon Edey (Barbados), Claire Griffith (Barbados), Leisel Juman (Trinidad & Tobago), Ade O’Neal (Barbados), Samantha Orr (Trinidad & Tobago) and Diakia Straker (Jamaica). Mr. Baptiste, Ms. Brathwaite and Mr. O’Neal graduated with distinction.
The Master of Ceremonies was SRC Director and MITP Coordinator, Neil Paul. Brief remarks were also made by Principal of The UWI Cave Hill, Prof. V. Eudine Barriteau, GCM; and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Justin Robinson. The graduation address was delivered by Dr. Wendy Grenade, Head of the Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology.
The class valedictorian Ms. Brathwaite delivered a response on behalf of the graduates, while Dr. Kai-Ann Skeete, SRC Trade Research Fellow, made closing remarks.
Photos from the night may be viewed in the gallery below: