November 19, 2019

University of Miami and The UWI Partner for Hemisphere

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Friday, November 15, 2019—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Miami (UM) have teamed up as partners within in a Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC). The second meeting of the Consortium was held at The UWI’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica, in October and co-chaired by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir […]

Jamaica’s Prime Minister meets  The UWI’s software engineering students in China

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Saturday, 16 November 2019—How can software engineering improve Jamaican society? Seven Jamaican students from The University of the West Indies – China Institute of Information Technology (UWI-CIIT)—and Mona lecturer Dr Ezra Mugisa—had the chance to discuss this with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, during a private […]

Cayman: The Matrixx wins 2019 Pirates Week Song Competition

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[George Town, Grand Cayman, ] – The Pirates Week Festival Office along with the Tourism Attraction Board, Ministry of Culture and the Cayman Music and Entertainers Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 National Song Competition. Taking first place and the $5000 cash prize at Saturday’s event (9th November) is The Matrixx […]

The UWI Open Campus and Consular Corps of Jamaica hosting free trade webinar

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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Monday, November 11, 2019 — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus and the Consular Corps of Jamaica will host a webinar entitled, “Europe under explored – the prospects for trade and investment with Jamaica in the 21st Century” on Wednesday November 13, 2019 starting […]

The UWI commends Antigua & Barbuda’s investment in the OECS

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60 to receive scholarships to The UWI Five Islands Campus Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Tuesday, 12 November 2019—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) applauds the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s decision to offer 60 scholarships to students at The UWI’s new Five Islands Campus in Antigua. According to a recent Cabinet statement, students from […]

St. Vincent’s Victory at UN Security Council

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, November 8, 2019—According to The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, “St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Caribbean islands that effectively defied with arms Europe’s colonization of the region for three hundred years, finally falling to the British in the 1790s, is now the smallest nation ever to be elected to […]

The UWI’s Dr David Smith among scientists who prepared the first Sustainable Development Report

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, 29 October 2019—Dr David Smith, Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) and Director of the Centre for Environmental Management (CEM) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), is one of 15 independent scientists who prepared the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). This inaugural global report, commissioned by […]

Kingston Properties CEO Kevin Richards proceeds to fund acquisitions in Jamaica and Cayman

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Kingston Properties readies for $2- billion rights issue on November 8 By Durrant Pate From Jamaica Observer Kingston Properties has announced November 8 as the date for its $2 billion renounceable Rights Issue.The real estate investment trust company is seeking to raise approximately $2 billion by offering to its existing ordinary shareholders the opportunity to […]

State of Emergency continues in Jamaica

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From Vax-Before-Travel UK FCO travel advice for Jamaica includes notice of high levels of crime including Kingston October 24th, 2019 – The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for Jamaica was recently updated regarding ‘high levels of crime and violence, particularly in the capital Kingston.’ On October 24, 2019, the UK’s FCO website published […]

Country risk: Barbados and Jamaica offer alternatives to South American turmoil

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By Jeremy Weltman From Euromoney As protests accompany austerity across Latin America, investors may wish to take heed of experts pointing towards the calmer waters of the Caribbean.  Euromoney’s latest country risk survey signalled a positive mood shift towards Caribbean sovereign borrowers in the third quarter of 2019, with upgraded risk scores for Antigua & […]