UWI Fete 2020, Trinidad & Tobago Carnival



We had a time and a half in UWI all inclusive fete 2020, White Diamond. Exhilarating performances from some of the best soca artists, great ambiance, drinks flowing but of course we were there for the food. Join us as Gervail and Kimberley sample some of the delicious dishes available, from the fete staples like bake and shark to doubles and roast pork to some unique offerings like authentic indian food and baos. #uwifete2020

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“The UWI Development and Endowment Fund (UWIDEF) committee is pleased once again to present the UWI Fete, which will take place on Sunday January 26, 2020. 2020 will mark 30 years of the fete, the cornerstone of the UWIDEF, which awards scholarships to undergraduates. Over 3,000 bursaries have been awarded since its inception. The 30th edition of the fete, themed White Diamonds, was launched this morning, November 21, with a short presentation to the Media at the Office of the Campus Principal at the UWI St. Augustine Campus.

Since 1991, over TTD$17million has been provided in scholarships and bursaries under the UWIDEF to UWI students in need. In his remarks, Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland zeroed in on the transformative impact that scholarships and bursaries can have on our students. “Investing in people, with diverse backgrounds and interests, can set them on new paths. My own experience, having been the recipient of several scholarships, opened my mind to possibilities that I never imagined and it is not just about getting a foot in the door,” he said.

UWI Fete Committee Chair, Dr. Christine Sahadeo also highlighted the importance of initiatives such as these and encouraged the national community to support next year’s event. She also mentioned that the 30th Anniversary event will also highlight and honour the founder of this event, the late Professor Max Richards. There will be a special zone dedicated to the late founder, where patrons will be able to take photos and remember the work that was done with this event in the early years. Over the 30 years, she noted that UWI Fete has raised approximately 80 million dollars and awarded 3,586 scholarships and bursaries to students in need.

Event Promoter and CEO of Southex, George Singh, said there is much to look out for as the fete will be bigger and better to celebrate 30. he committee will look to build on the success of this event. “The UWI St. Augustine provides an ideal location, secured parking and the excitement for what many describe as one of the best carnival ‘all inclusive’ events of the season. Using the lush gardens and ambience of the university grounds, patrons can expect an extravagant themed entrance, with themed tents and a concept designed stage and venue layout,” he said.

Alongside the usual spread of delectable food bars and multiple oversized drink stations, patrons can also expect special amenities like massage rooms and a beauty bar, which have become staples of the all-inclusive experience. Patrons will be treated to an evening of fun and relaxation complete with the carnival vibe and the best in entertainment from the 2020 carnival circuit.

The 2020 entertainment line-up will feature Kes D band featuring Kes Dieffenthaller; Dil E Nadan featuring Raymond Ramnarine, Rhapsody New Generation, Laventille Rhythm section alongside a cadre of DJs as well as some surprise acts which will be announced later into the season.”

Source: https://sta.uwi.edu/news/releases/release.asp?id=22008

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22 thoughts on “UWI Fete 2020, Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    I really enjoyed watching this!!! This really wants me to visit Trinidad and Tobago when this quarentine is over, to try the food! 🇨🇦🇬🇾

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    We Trinis have d properest ting when it come to we food nah!!! Evryting about we country is RICH and CREAMY!!! LOL!!!

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    Really enjoyed this but I know when you was describing the ice cream you were talking about your self.

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    What %of the tnt population can afford this and so many other events that caters to the 1% who can afford the exorbitant price of these elitist events. While a large portion of the population gets by on a day to day existence some not even so we idolised this excess. How does a country progress when few enjoy the bounty to excess while the many see no future other than trying to make it to another day.

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    Lmfao my cousin eh ez he is are dumpling boss we no our grand mother always use to make dumplings for us so u eh lie day boy

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    During a visit to Trinidad I walked over to the Breakfast Shack from the Hyatt and I, personally, could not eat there. It looked shabby and, imagine: hot temperature, files around – exposed foods – and, many people touching those condiment bottles/spoons ; saw one vendor wipe his forehead and then, touched the food. Yikes!

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    watching this making me miss home, haven’t been home in 25year..

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    UWI fete seeing me next year for sure… allyuh do a really good job.. love the vibes..love the outfit selection..allyuh look pretty.. allyuh look nice.. I love the vibes with the artistes..🥰🥰🥰😘😘😘😘🥂

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    This looks like a very classy fun event, the food is mind-blowing, I do have two questions, the event seems to be a themed color white is this the case? and secondly, what is the price for this event and can it be booked in advance?

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    woman say she taller than him so that can't happen lmao

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    Salute to the hosts of this episode…Great teamwork, chemistry, and very entertaining.

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    When I finally go to Trinidad for carnival, I need to go to this fete. Looks like my speed. Great job to organizers and the hosts.

  • May 7, 2020 at 10:21 am
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    Great video,enjoyed the interviews too! Allyuh make me want to buy ah ticket and come home now👍🇹🇹😋😍

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