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SIR ERROL R. WALROND, LRCP, MRCS; MB BS; FRCS; FACS; FCCOS, has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cato Burton Foundation ( formerly Arnott Cato Foundation ) since 2002, and Chairman of the Board since 2012.

From humble beginnings in Westbury New Road, now Rihanna Drive, St Michael, to being made a Companion of Honor in 1990, to later being conferred the accolade of Knight of St. Andrew by the Barbados Government in 2011 for his outstanding service to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and yeoman service to the Faculty of Medical Science of the UWI, Professor Emeritus Sir Errol Ricardo "Mickey" Walrond epitomizes the Barbadian success story.

Sir Errol was raised singlehandedly by a mother of limited means, having lost his father, a soldier, who died in battle during World War II to when he was seven years old.

Critical to his success were the educational opportunities afforded to him along with hard work and determination. Having won a Parish Scholarship, Sir Errol gained entry into Harrison College in 1946. Seven years later in 1953, he won a Barbados Scholarship that took him to Guy's Hospital Medical School in London, where he was awarded the Wilson Harris Prize in anatomy in 1957 for being among the top of the class during the first stage of study. Recalling that experience, Sir Errol said about three or four students who had performed very well were identified for additional academic training. As his scholarship was only for five years, Sir Errol requested further funding from the Barbados Government. However, two months before the Intercalated Bachelor of Science examination, he received the letter denying his request. Having been placed in a situation whereby if he was going to complete his medical programme, he would have to do so without funding for the last year of study. Furthermore, since his family had no money, absolutely nothing they could help him with, he did various jobs, of which he said, served him well as he learnt a number of interesting lessons. These jobs included working as a post office clerk and as a waiter to ensure that he completed the medical programme. Sir Errol completed medical school as one of the top students.

Those life experiences led Sir Errol to train generations of young physicians, as he sought to infuse in them the passion to dutifully serve their patients as a way of giving back to those whose taxes paid for their education.

Sir Errol has been an unapologetic hard taskmaster to the several hundred medical students whom he taught. He often told them: "I am training you to be a doctor who will possibly have to look after me or my family, so you have to be the best". His work fostered the evolution of undergraduate teaching, continuing medical education, and local postgraduate programmes, especially in family medicine and emergency medicine initiated in Barbados.

Sir Errol's name is synonymous with medical education in the Caribbean. He is credited with successfully guiding the development and transformation of a nucleus of staff, which constituted the Eastern Caribbean Medicine Scheme into a dynamic School of Medicine and Research, the forerunner to the present Faculty on Medical Sciences. So it was only fitting when on November 28,2013, Sir Errol received further recognition by the UWI for his exceptional service to the institution. A building in the ClinicalSkills Teaching Complex at the former Nightingale Nurses Home, Jemmotts Lane was renamed in honour of this former director of the School of Clinical Medicine and Research, and former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Sir Errol also held the post of Head of the Department of Surgery and Pathology.

As a member of the academic community, Sir Errol dedicated his life to many national and regional causes. He was involved in shaping the national response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the early years and in raising awareness in the Caribbean region. He served as the first Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS in 1987, and represented the region on the Global Al OS programme. He served as President of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners from 1976 to 1978 and from 1980 to 1982. He was the first Chairman of the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine, serving from 2004 to 2011. He was the first President of the Caribbean College of Surgeons, having served two terms from 2003-2007. He wasconferred the title Honorary Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008 and Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2015.

Sir Errol has published extensively throughout his illustrious career and continues to do so in his retirement with over 160 publications so far. His latest book, A Question of Ethics builds on the ethical research of his 2005 book, Ethical Practice in Everyday Health Care.

The Annual Errol Walrond Symposium, named in his honour, is now in its 21st year.

Walrond, E. R., & Hutson, J. E. ( 1965). Autotransfusion in splenic rupture. The Lancet, 1134

Walrond, E. R.(1973). An unusual case of traumatic haemobilia. West Indian Medical Journal, 22, 34-36.

Walrond, E. R., & Sahoy, R. (1973). Gall bladder disease at the University Hospital, Jamaica. West Indian Medical Journal,22, 119-124.

Walrond, E. R. (1973). Hyperparathyroidism - an unusual presentation. West Indian Medical Journal, 22, 137-138.

Walrond, E. R. (1974). Progressive care surgical wards at the University Hospital, Jamaica. West Indian Medical Journal, 23, 245-249.

Walrond, E. R., & Asirwatham, J. E. (1975). Ganglioneuroma associated with neurofibromatosis. West Indian Medical Journal, 24, 202-205.

Walrond, E. R. (1977). The management of an aortic aneurysm involving the renal arteries. West Indian Medical Journal, (26), 34-37.

Walrond, E. R. (1979). Pancreatico-biliary fistula due to erosion by a chronic benign gastric ulcer. West Indian Medical Journal, 28, 55-6.

Walrond, E. R. (1982). Bile duct surgery without tubes or stents. West Indian Medical Journal, 3 I (I), 34-37

Walrond, E. R., & Drayton, K. B. (1984). A pilot programme in education theory and instructional techniques for medical teachers of the University of the West Indies (E.C.M.S). West Indian Medical Journal, 33(2), 3-7.

Walrond, E. R., & Prussia, P. R. (1987). Pulmonary teratoma. West Indian Medical Journal, (36:39), 39-42.

Ramesh, J., Walrond, E., Prussia, P., Williams, K., & St. John, M. ( 1995). Congenital solitary non-parasitic cyst of the liver. West Indian Medical Journal, 44( I), 36-37.

Shankar, K. B., Moseley, H. S. L., Mush I in, P. S., Hallsworth, R. A., Fakoory, M., & Walrond, E. R. ( 1997). (Special Article) Anaesthesia in Barbados. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, 44(5), 559-568.

Walrond, E. R., & Ramesh, J. ( 1998). Quality of care of patients with diabetic foot problems in Barbados. West IndiaMedical Journal, 47(3), 98-10 I.

Walrond, E. R. (200 I). The Caribbean experience with the diabetic foot management of the diabetic food. West Indian Medical Journal, 50(suppl. I), 24-26.

Walrond, E. R. (200 I). Health in Barbados in the 20th century. West Indian Medical Journal, 50(suppl. 4), 11-14.

Walrond, E. R. (200 I). The Caribbean experience with the diabetic foot management of the diabetic food. West Indian Medical Journal, 50(suppl. I), 24-26.

Walrond, E. R. (2005). Ethical practice in everyday health care. Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press.

Walrond, E. R., Jonnalagadda, R., Hariharan, S., & Moseley, H. (2006). Knowledge, attitudes and practice of medical students at the Cave Hill campus in relation to ethics and law in healthcare. West Indian Medical Journal, 55( I), 42-57.




MRS. MARGARET CECILE HOPE, SCM, was born in Barbados on August 6, 1943, and was educated in Barbados at The Alleyne School and the then Girls' Foundation School.

Always one with a penchant for writing, she joined The Barbados Advocate on leaving secondary school in 1961, where she worked until 1963 as a news reporter and later as a social reporter. Mrs. Hope journeyed to the United Kingdom later in 1963, where she studied and worked as a freelance journalist.

Having honed her creative writing skills, she was offered, and accepted, the position as News Editor of the Bahamian Times in Nassau, The Bahamas, in 1967, and later became the Editor of the People's Newspaper in that country until 1972, before returning home that same year.

Mrs. Hope joined the Barbados Government Information Service as an Assistant Information Officer; and, after a number of promotions, became the Chief Information Officer in 1985. In between those years, she was seconded first to the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana from 1974 to 1976; then from 1983 to 1985 she served as the Public Relations Manager to the Barbados Tourism Authority.

She held the position of Chief Information Officer for 18 years, retiring in 2003, making her the longest serving Chief Information Officer in the department's history and the first woman to hold that post.. In all, she spent a total of 31 years at the Barbados Government Information Service.

A former film and video documentary producer, Mrs. Hope's most signal work is a 45- minute historical film, "Freedom Is", which chronicled the history of the first free village in Barbados at Rock Hall, St. Thomas. The premier of that film was attended by the President of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, who was visiting Barbados overnight as the guest of then Prime Minister, J. M. G. M. "Tom" Adams.

A poet in her spare time, Mrs. Hope is the author of the long poem, “To Be As Trees”, published in 2011 and co-author of a book Tested .a memoir by her and her daughter Anoush on their experiences as epileptics..

In 2011, she was awarded a Silver Crown of Merit for her meritorious service in the area of mass communications, in particular to the Government Information Service. On her retirement she served as Chief Executive Officer of the charity the Cato Burton Foundation ( formerly Arnott Cato Foundation ) from 2004 to 2014. She is currently secretary of the ACF Board of Trustees.



DR CLYDE T. CAVE MBBS, DCH(UWI), FRCPC, is a pediatrician and neonatologist.

After graduating from the University of the West Indies, and interning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he spent seven years in Toronto, Canada, completing a residency in pediatrics and a subspecialty fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. This was followed by another fellowship neonatology at Women’s College Hospital, before returning home to Barbados.

At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he has established and developed the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, been Head of the Department of Paediatrics , been Chairman of the Medical Staff Committee and acted as the Clinical Director for Women and Children, and as the Director of Medical Services. He coordinates the QEH Internship Programme. He is a Senior Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies and a past Chairman of the Medical Council of Barbados.

Dr. Cave is a lifetime member of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and a trustee of the Barbados Gallery of Art.



Leslie Atherley, now retired, is a former Director of the Culture of Peace Programme at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris where he worked from 1980 – 1998.

He is a trained Educational Planner, having studied History at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona; Curriculum Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; and Educational Planning at UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris.

He taught at the secondary school level and at the Faculty of Education, UWI. He also worked as a Senior Education Officer in Planning and Research at the Ministry of Education, Barbados.

In his UNESCO work, he travelled extensively in all regions of the world and was principally involved in project development and execution.

Since his retirement in 1999, he has served on UNESCO’s International Committee for the Slave Route Project and has been a member of the Barbados National Commission for UNESCO.

His hobby is playing bridge, and he was the President of the Barbados Bridge League from 2003 to 2010.



Dr. Maisha Emmanuel obtained MBBS UWI in 1997 and DM Psychiatry in 2002.

She then completed MSc in Forensic Mental Health Care, with Merit, University of Birmingham, UK in 2006. She has been the Lecturer in Psychiatry, UWI and Consultant Psychiatrist with QEH from 2005 to present date.