August 1, 2021

UWI’s first female graduate from Antigua and Barbuda to receive honorary degree this weekend

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The UWI, Five Islands Campus, Antigua and Barbuda. Friday, July 30, 2021— On Saturday, July 31, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will confer an Honorary Doctor of Science degree on Dr. Ruby Lake-Richards.  Dr. Lake Richards is one of the first 33 medical students who attended The UWI (then University College of […]

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 […]

UWI senior appointments approved at annual meeting of University Council

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Saturday, May 1, 2021. — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to advise of appointments and reappointments for members of its senior Executive Management approved at its annual business meeting of University Council. Regarded as the regional university’s highest governing body, the University Council, chaired […]

Barbados Independence celebrations come early for UWI’s software engineering students in China

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, November 27, 2019—Barbados Independence celebrations came early for some students of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) studying software engineering in China. On November 8, Barbadian students enrolled in The UWI-China Institute of Information Technology (UWI-CIIT) were guests at an Independence reception hosted by His Excellency François Jackman, Ambassador […]

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles thanks UWI staff for contributions  to building an ‘excellent university’

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 21 October 2019—The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) is celebrating its recently announced surge in ranking among the world’s top universities, validating its vision of being an excellent global university. And on Wednesday, October 16, the regional academy also celebrated some outstanding staff for their professional achievements and contributions towards the University’s high performance, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. […]

UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, August 16, 2019—The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors to the global report. Entitled Climate Change and Land: […]

Sargassum seaweed clean-up costs Caribbean US$120 million

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – The unprecedented levels of sargassum seaweed that washed up on Caribbean beaches in 2018 resulted in estimated clean-up costs of US$120 million, according to Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM), Hon. Edmund Bartlett. In addition to costly removal, tourism […]

Opinion: Just how stupid are present-day Vincentians?

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By Nancy Jo Moses Ever since Ralph Everard Gonsalves was a young man, he was disliked and mistrusted by the Vincentian old folk because of his alleged Marxist-Leninist communist beliefs; the old folk would never have elected him, would never have allowed him to be prime minister. By the old folks I do not mean […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Education strengthening relationship with University of West Indies

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From the Cayman Islands Education Ministry Minister for Education, Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and officials from the Ministry recently met with Mrs. Andrea McNish, Chief Financial Officer of the University of West Indies (UWI), to continue discussions about the funding of the Cayman Islands Open Campus site and how UWI can support the Ministry’s vision for […]