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Affirmative Action Policies can Support Women in Politics

Legislation has been touted as a possible avenue to encourage greater participation of women in politics – even if not always successful. Minister of Communications in the Republic of Ghana, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, gave examples of such measures that could be pursued during her public lecture titled, Women and Political Leadership in Ghana. She delivered the 24th annual Caribbean Women: C...
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Coalition "of the willing" can promote gender parity, states Ghana MP

A ‘coalition of the willing’ can be a force for ensuring gender parity in spaces of political leadership and other spheres of influence. This is the firm assertion of Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP, Minister of Communications in the Republic of Ghana. She made the point as she delivered the 24th annual Caribbean Women: Catalysts for Change public lecture, which is a lecture series hosted ...
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Sargassum Symposium to Discuss Sustainable Management and Solutions

This year, the Caribbean has experienced another large-scale influx of sargassum, widely regarded by many as an economic and ecological threat. Now considered the 'new normal' in the region, these periodic events have significant negative implications for multiple sectors including fisheries, tourism, health and environment. In order to support the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in adapting an...
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GA CDRC First 5K Walk and Run a Success

Despite grey skies, walkers and runners of all ages and abilities turned up for the inaugural 5K walk and run staged last Sunday by the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, one of the leading Caribbean agencies in the region’s fight against noncommunicable diseases. The activity was held to bring further awareness to NCDs as well as to raise funds for the Centre’s NCD Re...
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GA CDRC 'Walking the Walk' Against NCDs

It’s not just talking the talk. The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Center is walking the walk as part of its efforts to reduce the rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the island. On Sunday, November 11, 2018, the Centre will be hosting a 5K Walk and Run, starting at 3 p.m. from its Jemmotts Lane, St Michael headquarters. “The proportion of the Barbadian populatio...
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Confucius Institute Hosts Open House

A tea ceremony, candid reflections on life in China, and tai chi on the terrace were some of the many activities which took place when the Confucius Institute at Cave Hill campus threw open its doors to the public today. Co-director of the Confucius Institute, David Bulbulia, said the Confucius Institute Day Open House intended to expose the general public to Chinese culture and language, as we...
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Social Sciences Students Rewarded for their Hard Work

Around 40 students in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill were rewarded for their outstanding academic performances on Friday, October 19, 2018, during a Student Recognition Ceremony held at the 3Ws Pavilion at the campus. The event recognised students from all levels from the largest Faculty at Cave Hill. Several of the prizes awarded were also name...
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The University Collaborates with Local Business Community to Examine Caribbean Economies

This month marks the tenth anniversary of a major collapse in the US financial system, spurred by the Lehman Brothers’ declaration of bankruptcy on September 15, 2008. The ripple effects of the economic downturn that ensued would be felt the world over for years to come. Barbados and the wider Caribbean were not spared from the global meltdown. As Dr. Don Marshall director of the Sir Art...
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Research Shows Changing Attitudes Towards Cannabis in the Eastern Caribbean

At least a third of Caribbean citizens in six countries favour partial legalisation of cannabis such as for medicinal use. This was the finding of several surveys conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) throughout the region from 2016 to 2018. Co-director at CADRES, Corey Sandiford, made the point during his presentation at the Community Talks held under the theme: T...
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Community Talks to Focus on Cannabis

As countries in the Caribbean consider adopting a legal marijuana industry, residents here are getting an opportunity to weigh in on possible regulations and policies. These include safeguards for the protection of vulnerable groups such as the youth. A discussion on marijuana-related issues takes place this weekend when The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus hosts a panel discuss...
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Owen Arthur to explore 'New Directions for a New Relationship' with IMF in Lecture

The opportunities and possibilities for Barbados’ relationship with the International Monetary Fund will be explored during a public lecture to be delivered by former Prime Minister and noted regional economist, Owen Arthur. Titled The IMF and the Caribbean: New Directions for a New Relationship, the event will be held next Monday, September 10, 2018 in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Roy Marsh...
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Arts Lecture Theatre Renamed in honour of Dr. Cynthia Wilson

Pictured: Cynthia Wilson (right) unveils the new sign bearing her name, as she is congratulated by Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason The Arts Lecture Theatre in the Faculty of Humanities and Education has been renamed in honour of Caribbean cultural icon, Dr. Cynthia Wilson. The ceremony was held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Arts Lecture Theatre. Deputy Prin...
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The UWI in the Community

Bringing The UWI into the community. That has been the aim of the Community Talks series, which forms part of the University’s 70th anniversary celebrations. The series kicked off on March 3, 2018 with a discussion on disaster preparedness at the Valley Resource Centre in St. George. The talk was chaired by Dr. Janice Cumberbatch, Lecturer in Social and Environmental Management at The U...
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Barbados International Conference on Higher Education to Focus on Education for Economic Growth

Solutions with impact. That will be the focus of the sixth Barbados International Conference on Higher Education to be held on October 28-31, 2018 at The Hilton Barbados. The conference is being organized by the Higher Education Development Unit in the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training. Under the theme – Modern Education and Economic Stimulation: Innovation, Praxi...
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