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Sir Hilary goes to Congress

US Congresswoman, Democratic Representative of Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee, has extended an invitation to Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, to participate in the decades’ long anticipated, historic sitting of Congress on Reparations. On Wednesday, June 19, the House Judiciary Sub...
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Cave Hill signs MoU with Hyuna International Ltd.

Digital multimedia company Hyuna International Limited and The UWI Cave Hill campus have formalised their ongoing relationship, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on June 4, 2019. The signing occurred at the Cave Hill Campus, and was witnessed by senior officials from both entities. Under the agreement, Hyuna International will provide coaching, career and social development op...
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Cave Hill Retains Institutional Accreditation

Having met the latest assessment of tertiary education industry standards, Cave Hill Campus has secured the maximum seven years of institutional accreditation. It successfully completed a rigorous round of evaluation by the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC), the national body which awards such validation. The Campus, which received its first institutional accreditation from the BAC in 2013,...
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20th SALISES conference a success

The 20th annual SALISES conference was held from May 7 to 10 at the Hilton Barbados, and was held under the theme, Rethinking Caribbean Futures: New Paradigms, Possibilities and Policies. The event brought together a wide cross-section of scholars, activists and development practitioners who discussed innovative and sustainable approaches to regional development. Dr Gervan Fearon, President and...
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Cave Hill Breaks Ground on New Dorm

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus has broken ground for the construction of a new hall of residence. The official ceremony was held on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the proposed site, which is located on the grounds of the Keith Hunte Hall, Paradise Park, St Michael. It was attended by former and current members of senior administration of the campus, as well as representatives fro...
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Tribute to James O. Hall

A master builder has finally rested his tools. James ‘Jim’ Hall, who died on May 15, 2019, served as Superintendent of Works (now Manager of Maintenance) at the UWI Cave Hill Campus for 22 years, from 1972 until his retirement in 1994. Jim was a master builder and a first-class property manager. Under his leadership, the Campus undertook its most complex building works as in-house...
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Caribbean feminist activism 'in good hands'

Caribbean feminist activism is in good hands. According to feminist scholar and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau, local and regional activists are harnessing the power of social media to shake “the status quo” and “drag women’s activism fully into the 21st century.” She made the c...
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Anti-corruption course this summer

Corruption has become an increasingly topical issue for the developing world over the past two decades. While countries have attempted to enact anti-corruption legislation and agencies have been established to combat the scourge, the problem still persists. Although the real extent of corruption in the Caribbean is unknown, its citizens perceive that it is endemic, leading to what Transparency...
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The Campus adds Accessible Transportation to Fleet

A new wheelchair accessible van has been added to the fleet of vehicles at the Cave Hill Campus, thanks to a generous donation from the Maria Holder Memorial Trust. The vehicle was officially handed over to campus at a ceremony held on April 24, 2019, outside the Office of Student Services. The new acquision also marks another step in a series of efforts the Cave Hill campus is making to becom...
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Two Senior Administrators Move Up the Ranks

Two senior administrators at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus have moved up the ranks. Effective August 1, 2019, Deputy Principal Professor Clive Landis will assume the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies at The UWI. Meantime, Professor Winston Moore will take up duties as Deputy Principal of the Cave Hill Campus. Professor Landis began his tenure as Deput...
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UWI Annual Business Meeting considers fourth campus, new Visitor and senior leadership changes

The annual business meeting of University Council convened on Friday, April 26 at the Teaching and Learning Complex, The UWI St. Augustine Campus. This meeting, chaired by Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, was attended by representatives of all of the contributing governments, and dealt with a number of matters including reports on the feasibility of the proposal for a fourth landed campus in Antig...
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The UWI and UNIANDES form alliance

A new regional collaboration embracing continental Latin America and the Caribbean is underway. On April 11 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES) formalised the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development during a signing ceremony held at UNIANDES in Bogota, Colombia. According to Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus, Dr Luz ...
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Tributes to the late Sir Alister McIntyre

The following statement is issued by Chancellor of The University of the WestIndies, Robert Bermudez on the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre, who served as UWI Vice-Chancellor from 1988-1998. It is with deep sadness that The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community learnt of the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The quintessenti...
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The UWI and Brock University explore proposal for a Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute

The UWI and Brock University explore proposal for a Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute A signing event which took place on Friday April 5, 2019 between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Brock University in Canada signals the opening of discussions for the establishment of an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. The occasion, hosted at the Brock campus in the Niagara region, O...
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The Late Dr. Elizabeth Watson Remembered

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies Dr. Elizabeth Watson was part of the heart of the campus culture that flourished over decades of institutional building. Cave Hill was blessed by her multiple contributions ranging from library resource development to academic excellence as a researcher of national popular music. Her pioneering work on Jackie O...
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