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UWI Head Warns of ‘Darker Times'

PRINCIPAL of the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus Dr Bhoe Tewarie yesterday warned of “darker times” and terrorist attacks for the Caribbean in the wake of the war on Iraq. He was speaking at a conference held by the Behavioural Sciences Department of the Social Sciences Faculty at the Dudley Huggins Building at the University yesterday. Tewarie said it was important to ask the question whether there would be a terrorist response globally to the war. He said: “We have a glorious opportunity for rethinking our position and for having a genuine discussion about the role and future about the Caribbean and the region.” Tewarie added: “And I think that if ever there was a time when we should think of our future collectively as a region, it is now because one immediate implication, if there is an intensifying of terrorist activity across the world, is that it is going to be in this hemisphere because the United States would be the major country of focus.” He said Trinidad and Tobago and other countries in the Caribbean archipelago were the epitome of transfer points “in the system in the western hemisphere and between here and Europe.” Full Story

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