Turks and Caicos, March 13, 2017 – Providenciales – The University of the West Indies Mona Campus in Jamaica celebrated Caribbean Day with a Festival of Food and Culture which features cuisine from our diverse Caribbean culture. Students, staff and alumni are treated to a lunch hour entertainment which includes beats and rhythms of the Caribbean. This festival took place during the week of February 12th 2017.
The UWI Mona’s Homecoming & Commemoration Celebrations provided an opportunity to celebrate the founding of the University, to acknowledge its unique position as the only higher education institution with a presence throughout the English speaking Caribbean, while assisting to engender a greater sense of belonging and develop a feeling of camaraderie among staff, students and alumni as well as the inclusion of a Cultural Showcase featuring items from different Caribbean Islands.
The regional spirit of the UWI Mona Campus was ignited with music, culture and cuisine at the Caribbean Day Festival of Food and Culture. The campus was engulfed with tasty delicious delights from the 16 contributing Caribbean countries that make up the institution.
According to Mr. Stuart Ewing, President of the UWI Mona branch of Turks and Caicos Islands Students Association; “The Turks and Caicos students swept the events, capturing 1st place in the best display booth competition, 2nd place in the fan food competition and 3rd place in the “group with most vibes” competition. We were the overall winners of the Caribbean Day festivities.”
Hon. Josephine Connolly was extremely proud of this achievement and congratulated the students in Jamaica for a job well done. She stated; “This is an extremely impressive achievement for the country and the students alike and it adds to the education students receive.