The University of the Southern Caribbean (formerly Caribbean Union College) is located in the lush northern mountain range of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The only privately-operated university in this nation was granted a charter by the country’s government in March 2006 and offers a wide range of fully accredited degrees.
Elam Van Deusen was a pioneering Adventist minister who, with his missionary wife, Mary, and young daughter, labored in the eastern Caribbean from the mid-1890s into the first two decades of the 20th century.
Panamanian-born Hiram Sebastian “Tim” Walters was a dynamic evangelist, pastor and church administrator whose very significant leadership skills transformed and invigorated the growth of the Adventist faith in Jamaica for over thirty years.
James Ronald Webster was a pioneering Seventh-day Adventist Caribbean political activist. He is affectionately known as the father of his Northern Caribbean country, Anguilla—a British Overseas Territory. He is its only National Hero and was the first Seventh-day Adventist in the Caribbean region to become their country’s political leader, serving two terms, 1976-1977 and 1980-1984.
William Wallace Weithers was a pioneering Caribbean colporteur, evangelist, pastor, and church administrator who served as a conference and union president.
Kembleton Samuel Wiggins was a charismatic Barbadian evangelist, pastor, teacher and counselor for over thirty-five years, serving in the eastern Caribbean and the United States. In the late 1960s he developed innovative methods of public evangelism that introduced insightful social and psychological concepts that transformed the conducting of evangelistic crusades.
Benjamin Yip was an early pioneer Adventist Caribbean minister and church administrator of Chinese descent. During the late 1920s, he was ordained an Adventist minister after many years of very successful work as a colporteur, evangelist, and secretary-treasurer of the South Caribbean Conference in Trinidad. He was among the first Caribbean-born leaders to hold an administrative position in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.