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Bruce Golding named UWI distinguished fellow

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, has been appointed Honorary Distinguished Fellow at The University of the West Indies (UWI).



The five-year non-salaried appointment came into effect on February 1.



It will give Golding an opportunity to undertake empirical research and offer recommendations with emphasis on public administration and economic development.



The UWI says he is also expected to develop vital linkages between the public and private sectors with a view to identifying and promoting practical areas for dynamic collaboration.



The university says a group of corporate citizens have committed to underwrite expenses associated with Golding’s work.



The Former Prime Minister’s personal papers including speeches and presentations are also to be archived at The UWI.



The University of the West Indies has traditionally invited distinguished political, business and public leaders, upon retirement, to share their knowledge and experience with students and faculty members.



Similar appointments have been made in the past, where former senior politicians and public servants, such as former prime ministers Michael Manley and Edward Seaga were invited to serve as Distinguished Fellows.



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