May 12, 2021

Cayman: CAL repatriation flight schedule confirmed for June 2021

Extra flights added for Kingston and Miami in May In partnership with the Cayman Islands Government, the repatriation flight schedule has been confirmed for travel in June between Grand Cayman and Miami, Kingston, and La Ceiba. Due to demand, extra flights have also been added for travel between Grand Cayman and Kingston in May, as […]

The UWI’s Stellar Leadership Confirmed: Times Higher Education 2021 Impact Rankings

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Tuesday, April 27, 2021. —The Times Higher Education (THE) has released its long-anticipated, prestigious 2021 Global University Rankings for the category—national, regional and international “Impact”. The best universities are ranked using “Impact” as the criterion for measuring their performance excellence. The rankings for 2021 are more competitive than prior […]

The UWI Seismic Research Centre Team’s communications receive boost from Digicel

The UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. Friday, April 16, 2021. — Field Scientists at The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) / Montserrat Volcano Observatory based in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines now have the benefit of an LTE modem courtesy Digicel.   Last weekend, the scientists who are currently monitoring the eruption of the […]

Message of Solidarity from The UWI Vice-Chancellor

Please see below, a video message of solidarity, from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is available on the UWItv website at https://uwitv.org/mesg/vice-chancellors-message-of-solidarity-to-the-people-of-saint-vincent-and-the-grenadines.

Two female, two male scientists appointed newest professors at The UWI Mona Campus

he UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Wednesday, April 14, 2021— An epidemiologist, pharmacologist, physiologist and psychologist were recently promoted from Senior Lecturers to Professors.  The scientists who ascended to the highest academic rank at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are all from the Mona Campus. Professor Trevor Ferguson, Professor Maxine Gossell-Williams, Professor Chukwuemeka […]

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles calls on the OAS for coordinated investment in the Caribbean.

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Thursday, April 15, 2021. — Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Hilary Beckles has called on the Organization of American States (OAS) for coordinated, organized global investment in the Caribbean.  Speaking during an open dialogue with Secretary General of the OAS, His Excellency Luis Almagro on April […]

Curfew in Jamaica irks more than a few

By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life In an effort to counter a third wave of COVID-19 in Jamaica, the government imposed a mandatory daily curfew and complete island-wide weekend shutdown some nationals are protesting. The Disaster Risk Management Act provided data showing a surge in hospital admissions on the island attributed primarily to 40,000 people […]

Cayman: 2 men arrested following drug interdiction

From RCIPS On Monday, 22 March, at about 2:20PM, the Air Operations Unit was conducting security patrols when they came across two vessels appearing to meet up approximately 30 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman. As the police helicopter approached, the two vessels separated at speed. One of the vessels set off in the direction […]

Cayman: Single Vehicle Fatal Collision in East End

Just after 2:35 AM this morning, 20 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a single-vehicle collision that took place along Seaview Road, East End, in the vicinity of the blowholes. It was reported that a jeep wrangler that was travelling westbound ran over the […]

Sir Hilary: UN Visionary Expert on Higher Education

The invitation to Sir Hilary from Francesc Pedró, UNESCO-IESALC Director, states, “you will have the opportunity to share your ideas and wisdom” while “stimulating creative and imaginative thinking and ideas about the futures of higher education from multiple and global perspectives.” The five-member panel of experts includes Professor Ronald Barnett from University College London; Professor […]