Robert Bermudez says he is pleased with the opportunity to help map T&T’s recovery after COVID-19.
Mr Bermudez was one of several persons named by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to a team charged with developing a ‘road map’ for the country’s recovery from the virus.
He is a well-known businessman, as well as a UWI Chancellor.
In a release, The UWI quoted Mr Bermudez as saying: “I am pleased to be able to serve and contribute towards what needs to be a national effort to repair the damage done to the economy and alleviate the hardships being experienced by so many.”
The UWI also previously triggered its own response – it launched a UWI COVID-19 Task Force in February to leverage its knowledge and expertise to help the Caribbean in its readiness and response to the virus outbreak.
The UWI Task Force comprises multi-discipline specialists including scientists, researchers, and public health professionals with combined expertise in virology, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, health leadership, psychology, psychiatry, critical care, respiratory medicine, pulmonology, veterinary medicine, tourism, trade, international relations, ethics, advocacy and communication.