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The University of the West Indies has announced that it is changing the name of the Milner Hall of Residence at the St Augustine Campus, Trinidad.
A statement from the UWI’S headquarters in Jamaica said the action was being taken because of Lord Milner role in founding racial apartheid in South Africa and describing Africans as “savages” amongst other things.
“Milner’s role as a foundation thinker of apartheid has gone largely undetected for decades in the Caribbean. The global movement to highlight his political crimes in Africa is now connecting to The UWI’S effort to clean up its internal colonial legacies as an independent university, “the statement said.
The hall of residence took the name of Milner in 1927 when he contributed to the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture established in Trinidad.
UWI vice-chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles said he wasn’t aware until two years ago while lecturing at the University of
ANSA MCAL links two brands
ANSA Coatings Limited has consolidated Berger and Sissons operations in Barbados.
An announcement from ANSA MCAL yesterday said it had immediately closed the Sissons store at Observatory Road, Wildey.
The ANSA MCAL Group recently acquired Berger Paints in the Caribbean and views Barbados as an important and strategic location for increased business opportunities.
Nicholas Mouttet, CEO and president of ANSA MCAL Barbados Ltd said: “We are delighted to now be able to supply both Berger and Sissons products from the Berger headquarters in Spring Garden and H Jason Jones in Bridgetown.” (PR) Johannesburg that the Milner who committed the crimes against humanity in South Africa in service of the British Empire was the same person whose identity is emblazoned on The UWI St Augustine Campus.
“The discovery of this truth has invited The UWI to reaffirm its commitment to the principle of justice for all regardless of race, colour or religion, and to turn its back on all forms of racial discriminatory practices,” he added. (PR)
to go” and asked the Cabinet to remove the additional cost.
Last year, the students received Samsung Galaxy tablets but this year they received the Amazon Kindle Fire. Truss said they had to source tablets which were comparable but at a slightly lower price so they could continue the project which started with a computer loan system in 2009. About five years ago, it changed to provide each Class Three student with a tablet.
There are 15 schools in the programme. Truss said other schools had requested to be a part, but they could not accommodate them.
“We have to try to grow the project gradually as we secure funding. It is important for us to continue at the schools once we add them… we are very careful how we expand ...we have to try to sustain any school that we add,” he said. (LK)