TSTT commemorates UWI 60th Anniversary on directory cover

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It was two milestones rolled into one on Friday as the University of the West Indies (UWI) 60th anniversary was commemorated on the cover of TSTT’s 2008/2009 telephone directory. The directory cover, which contains a picture of the university’s main administrative building, is a first because it is co-branded, bearing both TSTT’s and UWI’s logos.

The new phonebook was unveiled at a special function held at the principal’s office at the UWI’s St Augustine campus. Speaking before a gathering of academic staff, students and senior TSTT personnel, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal Clement Sankat praised the telecom company for the move:

“I wish at the onset, to salute TSTT for partnering with us at St. Augustine, and paying special recognition to the University of the West Indies, as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year. Putting the venerable Administration Building on this year’s directory cover is an honour for all of us in the UWI family – staff, students and alumni.”

Professor Sankat saw the UWI cover as a means of generating greater public awareness of the university and tertiary education in general:

“Through this creative initiative of TSTT you will be bringing UWI and all the possibilities and hopes that go with this into the homes of Trinidad and Tobago – an opportunity for an excellent university education at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.”

TSTT’s Chief Marketing Officer, William Powell, made the official handover of the new directory, announcing the company’s support for the university and the furtherance of education in Trinidad & Tobago.

2008 marks the regional university’s 60th year of operations. UWI first opened its doors at its Mona campus in Jamaica in 1948.

There are more than 400,000 copies of the Trinidad & Tobago Telephone Directory in circulation, one in almost every office and household in the nation. In-house publication of the directory has gone on steadily since 1989.


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