Basdeo Thomas, Kalinago descendant from Dominica, has graduated with a Masters in Medical Physics from The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
Last of 6 children, of Sylvie Paris Warrington, Basdeo Thomas started school at the Salybia Primary School before being transferred to Lighthouse Christian Academy and then to Atkinson Primary where he got a Bursary to enter The St Andrews high in 2002. He then went on to excel in his academics as he completed at the top of the class in 2007 as the Valedictorian.
After graduating from high school, Basdeo attended the Dominica State College where he studied Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. In 2009, Basdeo Thomas started the University of the West Indies where he double-majored in Mathematics and Physics. He then graduated with Second Class Honors.
After graduating from UWI, Mr. Thomas started working at the St Mary’s Academy as a Physics and Mathematics teacher. In 2013, he started working at the Dominica State College as a Physics Lecturer. Thomas stated: “My love for physics drove me to continue pursuing higher education in the field. In 2015, I started a post graduate degree in Medical Physics having the ambition of starting my own Imaging Center in Dominica and possibly elsewhere in the Caribbean. I do hope to realize my ambition in the future”. He recently graduated with distinction.
While waiting for his graduation, he was faced with the terrible experience of Hurricane Maria where he saw it through in the Kalinago Territory. He recalls that horrible night.
“Maria was a terrible experience. A tree fell on my house, and broke a bedroom window. Thankfully, my house had concrete roof so it remained in place. The house was practically flooded. A lot of stuff got soaked. We had to dispose a lot of clothing items and other things that were just dilapidated by the water. there were debris and branches all over my house. My farm was flattened. We lost electricity and we lost water. It is also a pretty rough time post Maria”.
Currently, Basdeo Thomas works at the Dominica State College as a Physics Lecturer. He is also an avid football fan and player. He currently manages the FC Kalinago.
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