August 16, 2022

UWI lecturer co-edits new book on Island Tourism Sustainability and Resiliency 

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Wednesday, 23 March 2022. — Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at the Mona School of Business and Management, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Dr.  Michelle McLeod is the first editor of a new publication on Tourism, Resilience and Sustainability. The book, titled: ‘Island Tourism Sustainability and […]

Jamaica’s National Baking Company provides grant of USD 130,000 towards Blue Economy Centre at UWI

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The UWI Five Islands Campus, Antigua and Barbuda. Friday, March 11, 2022—On Monday, March 7, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the National Baking Company Foundation in Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide grant funding towards the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Oceanography and Blue Economy (COBE). Speaking […]

UWI performs Next Generation Sequencing service for the first time in Jamaica.

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he UWI Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. Friday, February 25, 2022—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus – working in close collaboration with the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) – has established a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Service in the Department of Microbiology […]

SANDERS: Governments must act urgently to end embarrassing UWI spectacle

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From MENAFN – Caribbean News Global No individuals are greater or more valuable than Institutions. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is the longest thriving and most successful institution of the 16 countries of the West Indies – 13 of them being member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The […]

UWI co-authors provide ‘warning call’ on Global Stocktake of climate change adaptation

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, December 20, 2021— The University of the West Indies’ Dr Donovan Campbell, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Geography and Geology at the Mona Campus and Dr Aidan Farrell, Senior Lecturer in Plant Physiology, Department of Life Sciences at the St Augustine Campus, are among a global […]

UWI launches US$1.5 million endowment for medical sciences

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Medical alumni give to fund student scholarships The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, November 22, 2021. — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) through its Medical Alumni Association (UWIMAA) has launched an Endowment of US$1.5 million.  Though in its early days, the fund – under the patronage of Sir George Alleyne, Chancellor Emeritus […]

UWI staff to be honoured for excellence at virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards ceremony on November 25

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, October 15, 2021— Seven staff members and one department at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will be honoured at 2020/2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. One of the highlights on the University’s calendar, the Awards recognise high achievement by academic, senior administrative and professional personnel throughout the […]

Caribbean Export and UWI to partner on Trade and Investment

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Caribbean Export and the UWI, SRC sign an MOU. Caribbean Export and SRC to launch an internship programme for MITP students. Regional businesses to benefit from cutting-edge trade information supported by UWI. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 1, 2021. The Caribbean Export Development Agency and The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law (SRC) have agreed on […]

UWI students saluted for bravery in helping to combat COVID-19

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The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  Over 400 regional students at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus have been hailed as heroes for their courageous fieldwork at the height of a COVID-19 resurgence in Barbados earlier this year.  In February, the students signed up for […]

Vice-Chancellor Beckles meets with UWI staff in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, May 20, 2021. — On Friday, May 14, immediately following the Government’s lowering of La Soufrière’s volcanic alert level, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles paid a visit to UWI staff in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  He met them face-to-face to […]