The degrees will be conferred at the annual Graduation ceremonies of the regional tertiary education institution to be held across its four campuses during October and November.
The ceremonies will begin on October 15 with the Open Campus Graduation to be held in Antigua, where St Lucia’s Governor-General Dame Pearlette Louisy and Dominican cultural administrator Alwin Bully, will receive the honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) and Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degrees respectively.
At the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on October 22, former president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Professor Compton Bourne will head a list of five Caribbean nationals, including the Most Reverend Dr John W D Holder and Professor Emeritus Keith A P Sandiford will receive the honorary doctors in law and letters respectively.
Lara, the world record holder for the highest score in test and first class cricket will head the list of six people, including prominent attorney Sir Fenton H Ramsahoye who will receive the honorary doctorate of laws from the St Augustine Campus during the graduation ceremony scheduled for October 27-29.
Musician Roy Cape is among two people who will receive the doctorate of letters from the UWI.
Bolt will headline the graduation ceremony at the Mona Campus in Jamaica where five Caribbean nationals including Professor Lenworth Jacobs and Dr Erna Brodber will receive honourary doctorates.