November 12, 2019

Trinidad: New twist in cop’s murder

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By Rhondor Dowlat From T&T Guardian Investigations into the murders of PC Russell Ramnarine and UWI engineering student Avery Keshwar in San Juan on Monday took a slight twist yesterday, when a senior police officer was allegedly asked to answer why he instructed Ramnarine to go on an alleged sting operation given his inexperience in […]

The View from Europe: Investing in tourism

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now A few days ago in London, the Bahamas prime minister, Perry Christie, told a meeting organised by Caribbean Export that the region needed a new formula to maximise investment. Caribbean Export’s message was the same. The organisation’s executive director, Pamela Coke Hamilton suggested that the region had to […]

Paying tribute to Calypso Rose

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From Trinidad Express Though she was barely able to walk because of gout, Calypso Rose was still able to woo her audience, as Brooklyn paid tribute to the Tobago-born singer who “broke the glass ceiling” in the calypso genre. “This woman, sometimes I sit and wonder what got that woman to sing calypso in the […]

Using data to tackle non-communicable diseases

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From Trinidad Express Newspapers UWI research in action This is the second in a four-week series highlighting the research projects that will be recognised with prestigious Campus Awards at the upcoming UWI-NGC Research Awards Ceremony on October 1. Prof Surujpal Teelucksingh, lead researcher for a project entitled “The Caribbean Regional Non-Communicable Diseases Surveillance System Project” […]

Jamaica scholar Norman Girvan is dead

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From Caribbean360 Girvan, the former secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), was also Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Peter Richards PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday April 10, 2014, CMC – Prominent Caribbean academic, Professor Norman Girvan, died in Cuba on Wednesday, three months after he became paralysed following a […]

Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Financial Services to be formed

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By Kathy Barrett From RJR News Nassau, Bahamas: The third Caribbean Conference on the International Financial Services Sector ended here on Wednesday with an agreement to establish a Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Financial Services. The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) have agreed to work towards […]

Dr. Anna Jarvis receives prestigious honour from University of West Indies

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By Justin Faiola Dr. Anna Jarvis, a retired staff physician in the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), was presented with the University of West Indies (UWI) Vice Chancellor’s Award at the UWI Toronto Benefit Gala on March 29. Dr. Anna Jarvis receives her Vice Chancellor’s Award from Professor […]

UWI defends doctor who performed C-section resulting in death of baby

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From Caribbean360 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday March 13, 2014, CMC – The doctor who performed the C-section which led to the death of a baby at the Mt. Hope Maternity Hospital on Carnival Saturday has the backing of the University of the West Indies (UWI). On Wednesday, the University issued a statement in which it insisted […]

iNews Briefs

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CINICO renews contract with St Lukes The Cayman Islands National Insurance Company has renewed its agreement with Saint Luke’s Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, to provide specialty heart care to patients in Cayman. On Monday (3), St. Luke’s Medical Director Mikhail Kosiborod, along with chief physician executive Leonardo Lozado and vice president of networking […]

Trinidad and Tobago records more than 2,500 teenage pregnancies annually

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From Caribbean360 Dr. Gopeesingh, a gynaecologist with more than 27 years practice, described the situation as “frightening” saying that for every 15 new patients in the ante-natal, 10 were teenagers. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – Education Minister Dr. Tim Gopeesingh said many men were getting away with statutory rape after indicating that more than 2, 500 […]