October 14, 2019

50th Association of Caribbean Historians Annual Conference

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The Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) is commemorating its 50th Conference this year, and just over 100 historians are expected to gather at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados for the its Annual Conference from June 10 to June 15, 2018. The conference, which is being held […]

Protest at Gonsalves UWI lecture

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A public lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was disrupted last Thursday night by a small group of placard-bearing protesters, chanting “justice for all women,” according to reports. The disruption came amid rising public […]

Inside the Caribbean’s only nuclear reactor

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By Heidi Vella From Power Technology Jamaica operates the Caribbean’s only nuclear reactor as part of a research project at the University of West Indies (UWI). On a recent visit, the International Atomic Energy Agency applauded the nearly 35-year-old programme for showing a continuous commitment to safety after a successful conversion to low-enriched uranium. Jamaica’s […]

UWI finding solutions to crime

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From Jamaica Observer AGAINST the backdrop of spiralling crime rates in the Caribbean generally, and the high murder toll in Jamaica in particular, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has turned its attention to crime, specifically to finding solutions. Explaining that it had to be “mindful of its role in the development of the […]

Things That Matter: Letter From Nassau, Bahamas

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BY:  SIR HENRY FRASER From Barbados Advocate Last Sunday I wrote about joining in the celebration of the success of 48 young doctors passing the final medical exams of the University of the West Indies, at the Cave Hill Campus / Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I commented that the role of the UWI’s Faculty of Medical […]

Jamaican jazz vocalist brings signature show To Miramar

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From South Florida Caribbean News Jamaican Jazz Vocalist Myrna Hague Performs At The Miramar Cultural Center MIRAMAR – When Jamaica’s top female jazz vocalist, the incomparable Myrna Hague, brings her signature show “Simply Myrna” to the Miramar Cultural Center on April 17th, it will mark her second appearance at the City’s cultural showpiece. Hague first […]

T&T: UWI principal wants legislation to stabilise economy

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From T&T NewsDay University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Principal Prof Clement Sankat yesterday urged the country’s leaders to develop a strategic vision and a medium- to longterm action plan and stick to it for the good of the nation. Speaking at the opening of a Symposium on the state of the economy […]

Jamaica: GOV’T Upgrading UWI Lab to Test for Zikv

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By Chris Patterson From JIS The Government is spending $10 million to upgrade and improve the Virology Laboratory at the University of the West Indies (UWI) to ensure that testing for the Zika Virus (ZikV) can be conducted locally. ZikV is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is found in and around areas where […]

Two UWI students at Cave Hill campus to receive scholarships from outgoing CIBC CEO

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By CIBC December 17, 2015 Two students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus will receive special farewell gifts from outgoing Chief Executive Officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Rik Parkhill. The two students pursing studies at Cave Hill will be the beneficiaries of two one-off Rik Parkhill Scholarships worth BDS$10 000 […]

Trinidad: New twist in cop’s murder

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By Rhondor Dowlat From T&T Guardian Investigations into the murders of PC Russell Ramnarine and UWI engineering student Avery Keshwar in San Juan on Monday took a slight twist yesterday, when a senior police officer was allegedly asked to answer why he instructed Ramnarine to go on an alleged sting operation given his inexperience in […]