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COVID-19’s psychological impact on workers

Researchers have cautioned that workers under 35 years old are least likely to adhere to measures proposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. In addition, they say the disease’s impact on Barbadian workers should be a major consideration in the nation’s response to the ongoing pandemic. These findings were among the preliminary discoveries coming out of the first phas...
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UWI Partners with Government in Fight against Covid-19

Clinical care specialists and medical researchers at The University of the West, Cave Hill Campus, are actively engaged in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Barbados and across the region. Some have joined clinicians and other health care responders on the front line offering critical care to the stricken while others are providing analytical psychosocial and scientific research to a...
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UWI Experts Offer Advice to Curb Covid-19 Spread

As countries institute quarantine measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, they are being given early warning to be prepared to deal with the associated side effects. In a just-released document, the Public Health Response Team of The UWI Cave Hill Campus, said studies have shown that mass containment or mass quarantine measures for extended periods can result in post-traumatic stress sympt...
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Behavioural Change Needed to Halt the Spread of Viral Illness

A Public Health ResearchTeam from?The UWI Cave Hill Campus has highlighted the need forbehaviouralchange in order to contain thespread of COVID-19 in Barbados. Their recommendation is contained in a publication entitled ‘Modellingand Public Health Interventions: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to disrupt transmission of COVID-19 in Barbados’. The team comprised researchers?Prof. ...
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School of Governance and Public Policy Launched

On February 25, the Campus unveiled its School of Governance and Public Policy that would offer specialised training to new workers, middle management, and senior leadership in public sector, para-statal and civil society organisations. The School offers flexible learning opportunities for participants to refresh their skills and enhance their overall competence, expose participants to Caribbe...
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Students Urged to Help End Gender-based Violence

“The world’s most critical and urgent voices at this moment are those of young people,” said lecturer in gender studies Dr. Tonya Haynes at a recent workshop on dating violence and youth. “If we are to transform the world, you must take the lead.” She was speaking at It’s Gender We Talking, a workshop for youth held on December 10, 2019. Over 30 teenagers co...
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Dr. DeShong takes up Diplomatic Appointment

Effective January 1, she began serving as an ambassador to the UN within the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) delegation. She serves as Second Deputy Permanent Representative and Senior Special Advisor to the Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations. SVG took up its seat as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council, the smallest island sta...
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Principal leads delegation to Kenya

Seeking to expand international ties as one of the orders of business in 2020, Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Cave Hill Campus, Professor The Most Honourable V Eudine Barriteau, led a three-member delegation to Kenya, January 7-11, 2020 for high level talks with top government and education officials. The Cave Hill contingent which included Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Pro...
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Cave Hill Remembers Mr. Michael Gill

Passing of Campus Librarian Mr. Michael Gill It is with much sadness that we learned of the passing of Mr. Michael Gill, former Campus Librarian, whose death leaves a void among the dedicated stalwarts of the Cave Hill campus community. Mr. Gill joined the staff of The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus as an Assistant Librarian in September 1967 and was part of a small team whi...
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The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Friday, February 28, 2020. Once again, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is launching a Task Force to assist with the mobilisation of the region’s public health providers to deal with an incoming virus. Four years ago, the Zika virus triggered the response; today it is COVID-19. Again, the Task Force will be chaired by The UWI’s Pro...
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Tribute by The University of the West Indies for Edward Kamau Brathwaite

Tribute by The University of the West Indies for Edward Kamau Brathwaite Friday, February 21, 2020 The University of the West Indies remembers Professor Kamau Brathwaite as a towering, 20th Century man of letters, a Caribbean intellectual whose erudite and often searing scholarship as an historian, literary artist, poet, teacher and critic, cemented his place in the Caribbean intellectual...
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