Noted scholar passes peacefully
DR ROBERT CARR, founder of Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), died peacefully in his sleep at home in Toronto earlier this week.
Dr Carr acted as CVC's first executive director until he moved to Toronto, where he worked as director of policy and advocacy with the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations until his passing.
He also served as executive director of the Jamaica AIDS Support from 2002 to 2005. For more than a decade, Dr Carr dedicated his life to bringing to public attention to issues related to stigma and discrimination against persons living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.
In addition, he taught at the University of the West Indies, serving as the coordinator of the Graduate Programmes Unit at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication from 2006-2008.
As a social worker and academic, he published numerous scholarly articles and made scores of presentations in the Caribbean and internationally on human rights and HIV as well as on the social context that drives the stigma associated with the disease.
Funeral arrangements will be communicated later.