June 4, 2023

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles honoured by American Peers

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Wednesday, January 25, 2023—The American Historical Association has voted to select Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as its Honorary Foreign Scholar for 2023.  The Association has annually recognised a foreign scholar since 1885, and the list includes the most acclaimed […]

The UWI announces Dr Beverly-Anne Carter’s Professorship

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Monday, January 23, 2023—The Office of Administration at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to recognise the Professorship appointment of Dr Beverly-Anne Carter who retired in October 2022.  Professor Carter earned her promotion to the highest academic rank at the institution following a rigorous assessment […]

Jamaica tries new approach to disabilities

In this Caribbean nation, many with disabilities have faced untold hardship. Social entrepreneurs, as well as new laws on the books, seek to change that. Sponsored by  Overwhelmed Kate Chappell in Kingston, [email protected]   On a warm November morning, residents of Kingston’s Bethlehem Home were gathered on a covered veranda, many in wheelchairs. A boy named […]

CEPF Caribbean Islands Regional Implementation Team

Welcome back to Capacité+! In this second issue of Capacité+, you will find an update on the exciting work started in Jamaica by the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) and learn more about their efforts to strengthen the management the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) and address major threats to endangered and critically endangered species. This issue also introduces […]

CARIBBEAN TOURISM AUTHORITY – Notable in Travel & Tourism

JANUARY 19, 2023 JTB team promotes “irie vibes” to Canadians Led by tourism and hospitality veteran Angella Bennett, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) operations in Canada are having a positive outcome on tourism revenue generated by arrivals from the Great White North. With nearly 30 years of experience in private sector hospitality under her belt, Bennett has transitioned smoothly and firmly into […]

Sandrea Maynard named new UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Affairs

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Monday, January 16, 2023—In furtherance of its strategic agenda and vision as a global university rooted in the Caribbean, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), announces the appointment of its new Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Global Affairs, Sandrea Maynard, LLB (Hons) LLM, SFHEA, PgCHE. PVC Maynard, whose appointment […]

Cayman: Governor Martyn Roper signs off on UWI Day

His Excellency Governor Martyn Roper recently proclaimed Saturday, 7 January 2023, University of the West Indies (UWI) Day in recognition of the institution’s 75th anniversary.    Handing the signed proclamation to Dr. Beverly Shirley, Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus in the Cayman Islands, Governor Roper remarked, “ I join nations across […]

FirstRock Real Estate acquires Real Estate in Grand Cayman

Kingston, Jamaica- January 11, 2023 – FirstRock Real Estate Investments Limited, a leading St. Lucian real estate investment company, has secured a multimillion-dollar acquisition in Grand Cayman. This transaction is a part of the Curio by Hilton chain of hotels, which will see Kailani, a luxury boutique hotel, constructed in the 7 Mile area of […]

Jamaican soldiers dying abroad: Raising the limit of military enlistment

Jamaica has usually been conjoined in the media with beaches, reggae and rum but there is a darker side, not reparation for slavery, but the iniquity dub plate. Sons of this tropical paradise, dying in foreign places unknown to most of Jamaica, were driven by employment, education or immigration opportunities to join a foreign military. […]

Statement from Professor Sir Hilary Beckles | Richard L. Bernal

The Hon. Richard L. Bernal: “Instinctively a Regionalist” The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Thursday, January 5, 2023. —The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies on behalf of the university community, on the passing of Professor of Practice, Ambassador Dr the Hon. Richard L. […]