May 28, 2020

UWI & CCTN sign deal

The UWI Open Campus Signs New MOU with Countrystyle Community Tourism Network Office of the Principal, Kingston, Jamaica. Friday, May 22, 2020 — The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network (CCTN) signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate advancement in community tourism. The agreement represents […]

Appointment of new Five Islands Campus Principal

Professor Densil A. Williams is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal at The UWI Five Islands Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Densil A. Williams as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of its Five Islands Campus, located in […]

Reparations, or ‘Let Off suppin’?

By Ewin James The discussion about reparations and efforts for reparations to black people for slavery,  won’t go away and I’m tempted to ask, do people really want to settle the matter of the horrendous treatment of our black forbears, or do they want rich countries to give us a hand out- ” let off suppin”? […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Attacking Bruce Golding doesn’t change Guyana elections mess

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer In the wake of a report to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on the Guyana general elections of March 2, 2020, the head of the Electoral Mission (EOM) former Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been accused of being “exceptionally partisan” and “hostile […]

Jamaica: Support for gradual resumption of economic activities

By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Several business leaders are underscoring the importance of the Government’s measured approach to facilitating a gradual resumption of economic activities that have been curtailed since March, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. They argue that this is imperative to achieve a balance between the phased full reopening of the economy […]

Jamaica: TPDCo makes preparation for a new tourism

By Shanna K. Salmon From JIS Story Highlights The team has increased from 11 product quality officers to about 70 personnel “who are going to be required to go out and assess every single entity before [it] can be certified to reopen,” Dr. Spencer said. All segments of the sector are being targeted, including accommodation, […]

Jamaica first in Caribbean for number of COVID-19 tests

From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton says Jamaica currently ranks first out of 14 Caribbean countries in terms of the overall number of tests administered for COVID-19. Tufton, who was speaking recently at a digital press conference, commended healthcare professionals for the critical role they play in facilitating […]

Responding to COVID-19 in Islands

COVID-19 Island Response Webinar Series KINGSTON, JAMAICA: As the world experiences the COVID-19 pandemic and island communities are being dramatically affected, urgent solutions are needed for island communities to combat both the short and long term impacts. Tourism is particularly important to many islands and the sudden withdrawal of this vital income stream presents a potential crisis for many communities. There […]

UWI’s leadership gives percentage of salaries to student fund

Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Saturday, May 02, 2020. The senior executive leadership of The University of the West Indies (The UWI)—the Vice-Chancellor, Campus Principals, Pro Vice-Chancellors, University Bursar and University Registrar—have all committed to allocating a percentage of their salaries for the next three months towards a student hardship fund. The aim of the fund is […]

50-plus students repatriated from Jamaica express sincere gratitude to the government of St. Kitts and Nevis for facilitating and ensuring their safe return

May 1st, 2020The St. Kitts-Nevis Students’ Association of Jamaica (SKNSAJ) expressed “sincere gratitude” to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis today, Friday, May 1st, 2020, via a statement, which publicly acknowledged its role in “facilitating and ensuring the safe return of its students from Jamaica.” Yesterday, Thursday, April 30th, the Government repatriated over 50 […]