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News: All News 2016

The UWI Mourns the Loss of Sir Dwight Venner

The University of theWest Indies, Cave Hill Campus community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Dwight Venner on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Sir Dwight served as the first Chairman of the UWI Open Campus from 2008 until his death. As a UWI Alumnus he was deeply committed to the development of the region and strongly believed in The UWI’s role in leading the renewal of the...
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UWI degrees now accepted in China

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the official recognition of its degrees in China. In correspondence to The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles, dated December 15, 2016, His Excellency Ambassador Niu Qingbao, of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica, affirmed The UWI’s status as an approved university by the Ministry of Educati...
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Three New UWI Professors Announced

Dr Jean-Pierre Louboutin of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus and Drs Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Jerome De Lisle both of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, St. Augustine Campus are the newest professors at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The three were recently promoted to the highest academic rank at the institution following a rigorous assessment process, ...
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Principal's Awards for Excellence

A medical researcher whose work has taken her into the heartland of the Ebola epidemic is among the latest recipients of the Principal’s Award for Excellence. Ms. Angela Rose who gained recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Public Service for her support in national development and international emergency responses, was among three academics and a technician who received the campus&...
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IMPACT Justice Co-Sponsors Public Lecture in St. Lucia

The Canadian Government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project was one of the co-sponsors of the Right Honourable Sir Vincent Floissac Memorial Public Lecture hosted by the St. Lucia Bar Association. IMPACT Justice is a five-year regional justice sector reform project being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus. ...
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The UWI Open Campus Principal receives Commonwealth of Learning Honorary

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has conferred the title of Honorary Fellow on Dr Luz Longsworth, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies in recognition of her leadership in higher education. Dr Longsworth was named among seven newhonorary fellows at thePan-CommonwealthForum (PCF) on Open Learning, on 28 November 2016 during the 8th Pan-Common...
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UWItv: A game changer in Caribbean education and public outreach

The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced the launch of UWItv, a new multimedia public information and education service. UWItv is set to go live on December 1, 2016 - initially with three hours of programming per day, showcasing a diversity of UWI-owned content. This tripartite partnership involving The University of the West Indies, CaribVision (the regional cable ser...
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Forever Fidel

The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles on the passing of Fidel Castro.
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IMPACT Justice Provides Training in Mediation for Belize Police Officers

Some 36 police officers of varying ranks are set to receive training in mediation under the Canadian Government-funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project. IMPACT Justice is a five-year regional justice sector reform project which is being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus. The 40-hour mediation workshop is tak...
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Caribbean Joins Global Zika Fight

With so much uncertainty swirling around the complications of the Zika virus disease infection in pregnant women, many Caribbean mothers-to-be are left wondering exactly how Zika will affect their health and the health of their babies. It’s a troubling question at the heart of new research to be conducted by The University of the West Indies. “Our aim is to perform population-base...
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CARICOM Is Out of Political Alignment with Trumpism

The seismic but surely predictable shift in the political narrative of the USA presidential elections has thrown Caribbean-USA relationships out of alignment. More so than many parts of the world the Caribbean states in the CARICOM sub-region have sought to align their economic and political strategies with those of the USA in search of an effective alignment. This development agenda has led cr...
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Sir Hilary Beckles Calls on Obama to Exonerate Marcus Garvey

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies is calling on US President Barack Obama to grant a posthumous pardon to Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., for his 1923 mail fraud conviction in the United States. Sir Hilary’s call comes in the wake of Jamaica’s National Heroes Week, the annual celebration of the country’s heroes and martyrs. It als...
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Recorded webcast | Vice-Chancellor's Forum: The Caribbean Say on USA Today

In case you missed it… View the recorded webcast of the Vice-Chancellor's Forum: The Caribbean Say on USA Today Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles gathered a few thought leaders from the University and regional agencies for lively discussions that examined the US presidential election result and its implications for the Caribbean...
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Engaging the Region’s Tertiary Education Sector to Spur Development

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently hosted tertiary education partners and international donors for consultations on restructuring the Caribbean higher education system to drive economic growth in the region.More than 50 representatives attended the two-day event which took place from November 3-4, 2016 at The UWI, St Augustine’s University Inn and Conference Centre. The...
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Launch of the Imagination Awards

The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination joins in celebrating Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence with the launch of the Imagination Awardson Wednesday November 16, 2016 in the Walcott Warner Theatre at 7:00pm. As we celebrate our first decade, the EBCCI is pleased to have become a leading contributor to the development of the creative sector, facilitating training in fi...
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