August 4, 2020

UWI Task Force members publish COVID-19 Ethics Handbook for Caribbean policy makers

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, July 31, 2020. —A handbook outlining ethical principles to guide the responses of Caribbean governments and policymakers in managing the COVID-19 pandemic is now available. It was authored by two members of The UWI COVID-19 Task Force. Dr Anna Kasafi Perkins, an ethics specialist, together with Professor R. Clive […]

The UWI to launch new faculty to boost regional culture and creativity

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, July 31, 2020. —A cultural medley showcasing varied forms of Caribbean creative expression along with eminent regional voices, will feature prominently when The University of the West Indies (The UWI) launches its newest Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts this weekend. The UWI’s ninth faculty will be situated […]

UWI launches 2020 Giving Campaign to help students affected by COVID-19 pandemic

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, July 29, 2020. — August is Global Giving month at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The regional University is calling on its community of alumni, partners and friends regionally and internationally to support students whose finances, and that of their parents, have been negatively affected by […]

Letter to the Editor: UK military expansion in the Caribbean

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent announcement by the new United Kingdom (UK) defence attaché that the UK wishes to expand its relationship with Caribbean nations comes on the cusp of an offer in 2015 by the UK to build a prison in the island for Jamaicans in UK prisons. This was rejected even more so […]

UWI RELEASE on the passing of Professor of Practice and former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur

The UWI expresses sympathy on the passing of Professor of Practice and former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Monday, July 27, 2020. “Owen Arthur, without a doubt, is one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century Caribbean. Emerging from the second generation of nation builders he was a successful […]

UWI Software Engineering students celebrate end of two years of study in China

A tribute to Dame Edris Mercier Bird PHD DCN

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Open Campus. Thursday, July 23, 2020—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus joins the nation of Antigua and Barbuda in mourning the passing of Dame Edris Bird. Dame Edris, an educator par excellence, was the Resident Tutor for The UWI Open Campus in Antigua and […]

CAL adds more repatriation flights between Cayman and Miami, USA and Kingston, Jamaica

In partnership with the Cayman Islands Government, additional repatriation flights have been added for travel in July and August between Grand Cayman and Miami, as well as Kingston, aboard Cayman Airways. Persons wishing to travel on these repatriation flights, inbound or outbound, should register their travel requests by completing the form online at At this […]

Caribbean Airlines: Important notice for customers travelling into Jamaica

Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago, July 20 2020: Caribbean Airlines advises that all customers travelling into Jamaica must first complete an online screening and application to receive the necessary approvals for entry to the country. It is imperative that on receipt of the approval email, applicants follow the additional instructions in the email. This allows them […]

Caribbean Airlines re-starts flights from Jamaica to Nassau Bahamas

Port-of-Spain July 17, 2020. Caribbean Airlines will re-start flight operations between Kingston, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas from July 31, 2020. The re-introduction of this weekly service is part of the airline’s phased roll out of its commercial operations from its hub in Jamaica. The flight will operate each Friday leaving Kingston at 12.35 p.m. The […]