BBC donates Caribbean service archives to UWI

| 07/11/2011

(Jamaican Observer): THE complete archives of the BBC Caribbean broadcasts from 1998 to 2011 have been donated to the University of the West Indies (UWI) to be used by researchers there and the people of the Caribbean. The endowment of more than 3,000 hours of programmes was symbolically presented to the UWI library at a function on its Mona campus last Friday. UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Harris, in receiving the archives, thanked the BBC for its confidence in the university to house the rich resource of major news stories and developments in the region.

"A university is not only about education and research, but a university is a repository of a civilisation's history," Prof Harris noted, while urging the region's governments to bear this in mind when considering funding for the institution.

The BBC Caribbean Service closed in March this year, and Prof Harris said the archives would be available on all UWI campuses.

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