Deyal newest Rhodes scholar

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ZUBIN DEYAL is the lat­est Com­mon­wealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholar.

The 20-year-old Uni­ver­sity of the West In­dies grad­u­ate says his fo­cus is on im­prov­ing the economies of Caribbean coun­tries after he com­pletes his dual mas­ters in eco­nom­ics and de­vel­op­ment, and fi­nan­cial eco­nom­ics.

The an­nounce­ment was made by Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Dame San­dra Ma­son, who is also chair­man of the Com­mon­wealth Rhodes se­lec­tion com­mit­tee, at Gov­ern­ment House.

While hail­ing from Trinidad and Tobago, Deyal was born to a Trinida­dian fa­ther – NA­TION colum­nist Tony Deyal – and a Guyanese mother in Bar­ba­dos.

He spent one year here be­fore mov­ing to other Caribbean coun­tries such as Belize and An­tigua and Bar­buda, be­fore re­turn­ing to Bar­ba­dos for school.

Deyal said these ex­pe­ri­ences gave him a greater un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of Caribbean cul­tures.

“In the fu­ture, I hope to work on de­vel­op­ing the cap­i­tal mar­kets of the Caribbean,” he said. “So that we may have well-func­tion­ing economies that en­cour­age growth within our coun­tries and our re­gion.” ( AD)


GOV­ER­NOR GEN­ERAL DAME SAN­DRA Ma­son­con­grat­u­lat­ing Rhodes Scholar Zubin Deyal.

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