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ALSTON ‘BECKET’ CYRUS TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM UWI

Congratulations are pouring in for Veteran Vincentian Artiste – Alston ‘Becket’ Cyrus, who will be among 16 outstanding global citizens to receive an honorary degree from The University of the West Indies – UWI

The University says in a Press Release that the renowned Vincentian singer who has performed the world over will receive a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) “for his work as a Soca Artiste/Composer,” from the Five Islands Campus in Antigua on Saturday 8 October, 2022

The UWI stated that the honorary graduands, recognized for their contributions to several areas including Sport, Culture, Law, Business, and Science will join the 2022 graduating class in-person this year, as a majority of campuses return to face-to-face ceremonies.

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Mr. Cyrus who hails from the town of Layou is also the only Vincentian to be honoured the The UWI for 2022.

“This year’s honorary graduands join the ranks of a prestigious list of fewer than 500 persons who have been awarded since 1985,” the university stated.

The university described Mr. Alston BECKET Cyrus as “an outstanding Caribbean soca/ragga-soca/calypso artiste and composer.”

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The UWI will hold its 2022 Graduation Ceremonies between October 8 and November 5.

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