September 20, 2019

The UWI Vice-Chancellor leads mission to The Bahamas

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, September 13, 2019—Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was visibly moved as he opened his Forum on the Hurricane Response in The Bahamas on Friday, September 13, 2019. Calling it a ‘zone of vulnerability and devastation’, he addressed the enormity of devastation, the […]

New study reveals investments in climate change are good business.

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The UWI’s Professor Michael Taylor among co-authors in renowned Science magazine. Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Thursday, September 19, 2019—Professor Michael Taylor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is among an internationally respected group of scientists urgently calling on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change. The scientists are authors of a […]

Caribbean Airlines to start service between Kingston, Jamaica and Havana, Cuba from November 6, 2019

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From Caribbean Airlines Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., September 11, 2019 -Caribbean Airlines announces the start of twice weekly non-stop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Havana, Cuba from November 06, 2019. This new flight will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays, using a Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, with a seating capacity of 150, adding 300 seats […]

Caribbean Travel Market Place open for registration

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Premier Caribbean travel and tourism marketing event set for Baha Mar, Bahamas in 2020MIAMI (August 22, 2019) – The 2020 Caribbean Travel Marketplace, at Baha Mar in the Bahamas, is now open for registration. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), producers of the Caribbean’s largest and longest-standing tourism marketing event, has started its countdown for […]

The UWI climbs

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, August 19, 2019—After its excellent 2018 debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America University Rankings, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has climbed even higher in the 2019 report published by the prestigious UK-based ranking agency. The THE’s recently published rankings for the Caribbean and Latin America […]

UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, August 16, 2019—The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors to the global report. Entitled Climate Change and Land: […]

The UWI – a key partner on Sargassum Research in the Caribbean

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, W.I. Friday, August 16, 2019— For almost 10 years, the Caribbean region has been experiencing massive influxes of the sargassum seaweed which negatively impacts key social and economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in its strategic mission to develop a culture […]

Jamaica, Cayman Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines triumph in CFU Girls U-14 Challenge Series

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (August 11, 2019)—Jamaica, Cayman Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the winners of Groups 1, 2 and 4 of the CFU Girls’ Under-14 Challenge Series, while Group 5 will be decided after the finals matches on August 13. Playing at home against Dominican Republic, Martinique and Bermuda, the young Reggae Girlz […]

Jamaica: Message 2019 from the Governor-General His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, K.St.J

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My fellow Jamaicans, I greet you warmly as we celebrate the 57th Anniversary of our Independence. This is a time when we reflect and give thanks for: Love Liberty Freedom and Nationhood. The theme of our Independence celebrations this year, “One Nation, One People” encapsulates the message that in spite of our differences, we must be united in […]

ECLAC meeting analyses flooding in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

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Intense rainfall, storm surges and hurricanes have resulted in an increased number of flooding events in the Caribbean over recent times. The economic impacts of such events in Jamaica and in Trinidad and Tobago, were at the centre of discussions this morning, when regional technicians gathered for an expert group meeting (EGM) hosted by the […]