Caribbean filled with brilliant minds – UWI Valedictorian, Andiesa Weste

Andiesa Weste (Photo via Barbados Today)
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“If we ever forget how fortunate we are, we must remember that generations before us were denied formal education. One thing that I learned during my time here is that the Caribbean is filled with brilliant minds. We must never doubt ourselves or our abilities.”


(Barbados Today) The university’s newest graduates have been told never to doubt their strength and abilities and not to allow any unfortunate circumstances to dictate their future.

Class valedictorian Andiesa Weste gave this advice to the morning graduating class of 2019 at the Cave hill campus of the University of the West Indies on Saturday as she reminded her fellow graduates that the Caribbean was filled with brilliance.

Weste, a product of a single parent household and a student of a school which was not considered among the “top” in her homeland Trinidad, delivered an encouraging address to the 1,300 graduates and before a distinguished platform of officials including University Chancellor Robert Bermudez, Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal Eudine Barriteau.

The Law major told those gathered for the ceremony that she could not get where she was without a support system.

“These are the people who made this day possible. Although there are 1300 graduates there are a thousand [more] behind us

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