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GDL Donates Funds to UWI's Department of Geography and Geology

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Parris Lyew-Ayee, Chairman of the Geology 50 Organizing Committee, received a cheque of $50,000 from Gore Development Limited (GDL) General Manager, Ruthven Ottey, and Chief Accountant, Janice Wilson.

The funds donated by GDL will assist the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of the West Indies with the many current needs of the Department. Some of the most pressing needs are:

  1. pay for Post-Graduate Scholarships in water resources management, mining and Petroleum exploration geology;
  2. complete renovations to the Geology Museum; publishing the proceedings from their conference;
  3. constructing a ramp for disabled persons to enter the Geology Department;
  4. completing the Time Capsule which is to be interred with memorabilia which is to be opened on the 100th anniversary of the Department; and
  5. renovating the Obelisk and the Foundation frontage to the Geology Department.