Honorary degrees for Dr George Mansoor, Sir Andy Roberts


For their outstanding contributions to regional and international development, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will present honorary degrees to 14 eminent persons at its 2021 graduation ceremonies.

Nominations from across The UWI’s five campuses were approved by the University Council, at its sitting on April 30, 2021. These 2021 graduands will join a list of over 450 honorary degree recipients conferred by the regional University since 1965.

The UWI retains this annual tradition of the conferral of honorary degrees even as some of its graduations are expected to again be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time during the customary ‘graduation season’ of October-November.

Last month, a special convocation was permitted to confer an Honorary Doctor of Science degree (DSc) on Dr Ruby Lake-Richards, one of the first 33 medical students who attended The UWI (then University College of the West Indies). Now 99 years old, she is also the first female, UWI graduate from Antigua and Barbuda.

The ceremony hosted by The UWI Five Islands marked the first honorary degree awarded at the University’s newest campus. In September, another special convocation will be held for the conferral of a Doctor of Laws on Her Excellency Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, GCMG, DA, QC, Governor-General of Barbados.

The schedule for the 2021 graduation and list of the 14 honorary graduands’ conferrals at those ceremonies are as follows:

Five Islands Campus

Sunday, October 10  – Honorary Graduands:

  • Dr George A. Mansoor (Physician, Educator and Entrepreneur) – Doctor of Science (DSc)
  • Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts (Former Cricketer) – Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Open Campus

Saturday, October 16 – Honorary Graduand:

  • Mr George S. Willie, CPA, CGMA, CGFM (International Auditor, Leader and Philanthropist) – Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Cave Hill Campus

Saturday, October 23 Honorary Graduands:

  • Mr Nicholas Brancker (Musician, Reggae Producer) – Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
  • Sir Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge, KCMG, MBE (Former Cricketer) – Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • Mr Desmond Leo Haynes (Former Cricketer) – Doctor of Laws (LLD)

St. Augustine Campus

Thursday, October 28, Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 – Honorary Graduands:

  • Mr Ray Anthony Holman (Musician, Educator) – Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
  • Dr Roshan A. Parasram (Medical Practitioner) – Doctor of Science (DSc)
  • Mr Sieunarine Persad Coosal (Entrepreneur, Philanthropist) – Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • Mrs Lynette Seebaran-Suite (Attorney at Law) – Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Mona Campus

Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5 – Honorary Graduands:

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  1. Congratulations are in order for our own, Dr George A Mansoor and Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts on being found worthy of having Honorary Degrees conferred on them, by UWI. You continue to make All Antiguans and Barbudans very proud.

  2. Two great sons of the caribbean, both have made and are still making Antigua and Barbuda proud, its fitting that these two men are honoured together, they are both humble, unassuming and filled with humility, yet with world class ability in their proffessions, its an honour which you both richly deserved and we in Antigua are grateful to call you our own.

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