UWI/APHIS signs MOU

Left to right are Richard Madray, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Food Production; Keith Gilges, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy; Beverly Simmons, Deputy Administrator International Services, APHIS and Richard Saunders, Campus Registrar UWI.
Left to right are Richard Madray, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Food Production; Keith Gilges, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy; Beverly Simmons, Deputy Administrator International Services, APHIS and Richard Saunders, Campus Registrar UWI.

Port of Spain March 18, 2015:The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last week signed an MOU with the University of the West Indies (UWI) for the continued provision of office space for APHIS International Services and plant quarantine training courses.

In his remarks prior to signing the MOU, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Keith Gilges said:  “The MOU is a tangible example of the U.S. Government’s longstanding and broad relationship with UWI.  It reflects that the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago’s strong ties are not only cultural but also commercial.  The U.S. is already Trinidad and Tobago’s largest trading partner and is actively encouraging more entrepreneurship, more widely shared economic growth, and expanded trade to include the continued protection of animal and plant health,

Beverly Simmons, Deputy Administrator International Services, APHIS thanks Richard Saunders, Campus Registrar UWI after the signing of the MOU. Looking on is Keith Gilges, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy.
Beverly Simmons, Deputy Administrator International Services, APHIS thanks Richard Saunders, Campus Registrar UWI after the signing of the MOU. Looking on is Keith Gilges, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy.

which is now more important than ever because of the increasingly interconnected world.”