November 22, 2019

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 […]

UWI celebrates with leaders

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life Seventy of the outstanding Caribbean graduates from the University of the West Indies of the period ranging between 1960s and 2000s got a chance to relive their passing out experiences at Cave Hill Campus this week. The occasion formed part of UWI’s year-long celebration of its 70th anniversary and […]

Marijuana researchers seek government approval

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By AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life The University of the West Indies (UWI) is urging the Barbados government to enact the necessary legislation to allow its scientists to undertake studies on the medicinal use of marijuana. The Barbados Cave Hill Campus of the UWI has announced plans for a symposium on marijuana in September and […]

Solar Head of State announces the winners of the Jamaica Solar Challenge

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Jamaican youth showcase creativity in renewable energy competition October 18, 2018 – Solar Head of State, a nonprofit that helps world leaders become green leaders by installing solar panels on government buildings, has announced the winners of the Jamaica Solar Challenge, a competition that invites young people from across the country to create innovative communication […]

UWI arrears being cleared by regional gov’ts

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies (UWI) Professor Hilary Beckles says regional governments are clearing arrears to the institution. During a press conference on Thursday at the UWI’s Cave Hill campus, Beckles said progress is being made in recouping millions of dollars and revealed that the […]

Council of Legal Education Meeting 2018 in Guyana

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From Michael Theodore September 2, 20180 The Council of Legal Education (CLE) which is responsible for managing professional legal education in the Caribbean is set to meet in Guyana from September 6 – 8, 2018. Caribbean legal education is a two-tier system with the first tier being provided by the Faculty of Law, UWI which […]