UWI gets grant of 40 acres in Barbados

The UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES’ Cave Hill Campus now has 40 reasons to smile, The Stabroek News reports.

Actually, it has 40 acres to work with.Already facing serious financial challenges and a lack of physical space for improvements, the campus yesterday officially accepted a 40-acre gift of land at Dukes Plantation, St Thomas, from philanthropist Eddie Edghill and his family.

The land will be used to establish a Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship and, according to principal Sir Hilary Beckles, put Barbados on its way to finally achieving food security and at the same time training young Barbadians who remain committed to one of the country’s most important sectors.

“Our country is in desperate need of economic heroes, men and women who are willing to place resources and the generosity of their nationalism to bear upon the rebuilding of our country.

For the original report go to http://www.stabroeknews.com/2012/news/breaking-news/09/18/uwi-gets-grant-of-40-acres-in-barbados/

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