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Sir Arthur Lewis Centenary Launched

Sir Arthur Lewis Centenary Launched - The Centenary of the birth of the Caribbean’s first Nobel Laureate Sir Arthur Lewis, to be marked throughout 2015 Leading thinker and pioneer in development economics, W. Arthur Lewis would have been 100 years old come January 23, 2015. Although he died more than two decades ago, his work continues to generate global interest, particularly in the fi...
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UWI Mourns Passing of Michael Mansoor

We regret to inform you that Mr. Michael Mansoor, honorary graduate and former chairman of The UWI St Augustine Campus Council passed away on Monday, November 10. During his 11 years as Campus Chair, Mansoor provided steadfast support and service to The University, the St. Augustine Campus in particular, through the oversight and implementation of a new system of governance; dissolution and ...
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Caribbean at the Crossroads in the Crisis of Capitalism

Strategies by which Barbados and other Caribbean countries might emerge from their current dire economic circumstances could be revealed when a Caribbean academic of international reknown delivers the 9th Patrick A.M. Emmanuel Memorial lecture on Thursday (November13) at the UWI Cave Hill campus. The lecture will be held in the Roy Marshall Lecture Theatre from 7:30 p.m. Professor Hilbourne ...
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New Deputy Principal for Open Campus

The University of the West Indies Welcomes New Deputy Principal of its Open Campus Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 10 November 2014– The University of The West Indies is pleased to welcome Professor Julie Meeks Gardner as the new Deputy Principal of its Open Campus. Professor Meeks Gardner joins Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor V. Eudine Barriteau who was instated as the Open Campus Princ...
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Preparing For the Inevitable

Preparing For the Inevitable: Diplomacy and Disaster Risk Management UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica – During the six months that the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean has been up and running, it has successfully trained 237 participants in programmes conducted by 12 internationally recognised experts – from within the region and overseas. In just a few days, these numbers ...
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Marine Management Conference in Barbados

From 3rd –7th November 2014, UWI Cave Hill will host 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference at the Accra Beach Hotel, under the theme Small islands, big issues: applying fisheries and marine science to solve problems and create opportunities. The theme acknowledges 2014 as the UN International Year for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and also the 20th anniversary of...
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Tributes to Professor George "Ted" Mathison

Professor Mathison served as Head of the Biology Department for seventeen years and became Dean in 1993, serving until he retired in 2001. He was instrumental in the initiation and development of the microbiology field in Barbados from the 1980s until his retirement in 2001. Below Professor Mathison's colleagues pay tribute to him. Professor Sean McDowell, Head, Department of Biolog...
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UWI Open Campus Participates in Teaching Forum

The UWI Open Campus Participates in 2014 Innovations in Teaching Forum Under the theme, A 21st Century Teacher for a 21st Century Generation – “Breaking the Poverty Cycle”,the Forum for Innovations in Teaching 2014 was held at the National Arena in Jamaica on October 10 and 11, 2014. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus was invited to participate, along with i...
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Republic Bank Assists Grenadian Students

St. George’s: - October 17, 2014 - Republic Bank continues to provide educational support for young people through ongoing partnerships with higher education institutions like The UWI Open Campus and the T.A. Marryshow Community College. Twelve (12) students recently received tuition bursaries from the bank totaling EC$21,870.00 for the first semester of the 2014/2015 academic year. The t...
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Three Female Pioneers to be Honored

More than 2000 students are set to graduate from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus when that institution holds its annual graduation ceremonies at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Saturday. The 2,019 graduands comprising 1,632 undergraduates and 387 postgraduates eclipse last year’s total of just over 1,800, making the Class of 2014 the largest ever in the campus&rsq...
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20 Honorary Degrees

UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica – The 2014 graduation ceremonies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will see the conferral of 20 honorary degrees: four at the Cave Hill Campus, six at the Mona Campus, two at the Open Campus, and eight at the St. Augustine Campus. The following awardees will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of their stellar contributions to Caribbe...
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Commemorative Stamp

Commemorative Stamp issue in celebration of the Cave Hill Campus 50th Anniversary - 1963-2013 In 2013, Cave Hill reflected with pride as it celebrated its golden anniversary and its contribution to regional development and the upliftment of Caribbean people. From its nascence in 1963 as the College of Arts and Science, the Campus has become a leader in tertiary education in the Barbados and a ...
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Beckles address Congressional Black Caucus

Address to the Congressional Black Caucus: Washington DC, Sept. 27, 2014 Professor Sir Hilary Beckles Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission My host, the extraordinary, John Conyers, congressman without comparison, other distinguished members of the Congress of the United States of America, members of government, both State and Federal, Excellences of the diplomatic corps, Dr. Juliu...
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Sir Hilary: Next UWI Vice Chancellor

UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 05 September 2014 - An Extraordinary Meeting of University Council convened pursuant to Statue 22 paragraph 5 presided over by the Chancellor of the University, this afternoon accepted the report from the Search Committee established to identify a new Vice-Chancellor and agreed to appoint Sir Hilary Beckles as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University with e...
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US Health Department's Policy Shift in AIDS and HIV Funding

The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) which manages US funding for HIV/AIDS globally, has advised The University of the West Indies that as a result of a global policy shift, funding for The UWI based Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Programme (CHART) and other funded health training partnerships, will be...
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