Dr Maria Bartholomew

restitution: Dr Maria Bartholomew, second left, and Rosalind Bartholomew accept the Doctor of Medicine degree for Ethelbert Bartholomew from Queen’s University principal and vice-chancellor Daniel Woolf, left, Chancellor Jim Leech, and Rector Alex Da Silva. (University Communications)

A TRINIDADIAN man who was expelled from medical school in Canada 100 years ago because he was black, has posthumously been conferred a Doctor of Medicine Degree...and the university has apologised for its racist past.

In 1918, Ethelbert Bartholomew was made to withdraw from Queen’s University, Canada, because of a racist policy that was introduced three years after he entered the school.


While many citizens were celebrating being able to return to beaches and cinemas, the business community said it was disappoin­ted with the relaxed measures announced by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday.

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