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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)

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