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The Grooming of a Chancellor

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Sir George Alleyne’s Autobiography

(25 July 2018) — Along the way, Sir George has lived and exceeded the dreams of most people of Caribbean heritage in his own career. Having won the prestigious Barbados Scholarship to study medicine at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica, Sir George’s The Grooming of a Chancellor takes us through his early years in Barbados; his years as a student in Jamaica; as UWI researcher and professor of medicine; and international engagements leading to his election as Director of  the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) where he served two terms. There were numerous successful health initiatives during Sir George’s tenure at PAHO for which the entire Latin American and Caribbean region owes to his exemplary leadership.

As Chancellor of the UWI, Sir George led the institution through a period of

Ambassador Curtis Ward & Sir George Alleyne at book launh

Ambassador Curtis Ward & Sir George Alleyne at book launch

tremendous development consolidating its position as the eminent tertiary institution in the region, as well as enhancing its global recognition significantly.

Sir George Alleyne

Sir George Alleyne

From his base in the Washington DC area, Sir George has been a fervent supporter of Caribbean diaspora initiatives and programs which have sought to promote the interests of the entire Caribbean region. As one commentator noted, Sir George Alleyne, a Barbadian, became a West Indian man in Jamaica. The entire Caribbean region is proud to call him a Caribbean man. His autobiography, The Grooming of A Chancellor, is an excellent read.  I recommend it to all peoples of Caribbean heritage and others interested in the extraordinary career and achievements of a major regional and international leader of our time.

The Grooming of A Chancellor is available on and elsewhere.

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Ambassador Curtis A. Ward

Ambassador Curtis A. Ward is a former Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations with Special Responsibility for Security Council Affairs (1999-2002) serving on the UN Security Council for two years. He served three years as Expert Adviser to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. He is an Attorney-at-Law and International Consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in national and international legal and policy frameworks for effective implementation of United Nations (UN) and other international anti-terrorism mandates; the legal and administrative requirements to effectively implement and enforce anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT); extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements for effective implementation and enforcement of United Nations multilateral and U.S.-imposed unilateral sanctions; and the imperatives for Rule of Law and governance. He is a geopolitical and international security analyst, and a human rights, democracy, and anticorruption advocate.

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