Rita Marley, widow of the late iconic reggae artiste, Bob Marley and former member of singing group the I Threes was among 21 persons to receive honorary doctorates from the University of The West Indies (UWI), Mona recently. An honorary doctorate is not earned through academics but by generous actions or lifetime accomplishments that benefit a community, nation or humanity in general. The Marley matriarch received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the institution on Tuesday November 3, 2015. This is earned in recognition of achievement in the humanities or original contribution to the creative arts. The creative arts is an area in which UWI believes that Rita has made a lasting impact.