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UWI Vice-Chancellor Beckles on West Indies Cricket

The ancient monument that is West Indies cricket excellence, built over generations, glowed in a golden state in a stadium of the East Indies. Our young women and men showed their capacity for resistance and resilience while demonstrating, once again, their commitment to performance excellence. It was as historic an event as it was memorable entertainment. Windies rose in gendered solidarity an...
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New Executive Director for UWI’s International Consulting Company

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Lisa Cummins to the post of Executive Director of The UWI Consulting Company (UWIC) effective March 1, 2016. UWIC, which is chaired by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, is The University’s business unit that provides international and regional advisory services. In welcoming Ms Cummins to...
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IMPACT Justice Legal Profession Legislation Committee Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago

The Legal Profession Legislation Committee of the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) is meeting to discuss a Model Legal Profession Bill which will be drafted by IMPACT Justice in response to requests by several CARICOM governments. IMPACT Justice, which is a regional justice sector reform project, is being implemented from within the...
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UWI Tackles Caribbean Emergency Response to Zika and Beyond

Experts agree that the region needs better infrastructure and stronger health systems. Caribbean countries are not equipped to respond to the region’s next public health emergency, and must take urgent steps to coordinate national and regional emergency response strategies. That was the consensus among international experts and senior regional officials from across the Caribbean who met i...
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Machel Montano: AFUWI Award is Dream Come True

Trinbagonian soca star, Machel Montano hailed the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) 2016 Bob Marley Award to him as “a dream come true”. Montano who has been performing since age seven and has produced 42 albums over a 33-year career, was among awardees at the AFUWI’s 19th Annual Legacy Awards Gala in New York on February 24, 2016. The event ...
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UWI Task Force and Caribbean Experts Meet to Discuss Zika

Mapping an integrated Caribbean response to serious regional threats, such as the Zika virus disease,was the focus of a group of global experts at a symposium organised by the Vice-Chancellor of TheUniversity of the West Indies (The UWI). About 70 delegates, including a newly commissioned UWI Regional Task Force on Zika, met inBridgetown, Barbados to hammer out new ways to harmonise the Cari...
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UWI and partners lead regional response to non-communicable diseases

The regional response to the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) must be intensified immediately if the wellbeing of Caribbean people is to be protected. This was the key message emerging from a major regional workshop held on February 24-25 at the Hilton Trinidad. The workshop, titled Uniting to Stop the NCD Epidemic – Time to Accelerate Action forms part of an evaluation project ...
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IMPACT Justice Committee Meeting

The Mediation Legislation Committee of the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) is meeting to discuss a Model Mediation Bill drafted by IMPACT Justice in response to requests by several CARICOM governments for mediation legislation. IMPACT Justice, which is a regional justice sector reform project, is being implemented from within the C...
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UWI hosts Zika Symposium

The University of the West Indies will host a two-day symposium bringing together an interdisciplinary group of specialists to explore issues relevant to the control of the Zika virus in the Caribbean. The symposium takes place this Friday and Saturday – March 4 and 5 – at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados with live broadcasts on Caribbean cable stations Flow Channel 99 and L...
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IMPACT Justice Hosts Community Mediation Training in Grenada

Policeofficers, community activists, educators, business persons and social workers are among a group of 35 persons to receive training as community mediators 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 In...
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International Women's Day Triennial Awards

The Community Development Department is again collaborating with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus to host activities in commemoration of International Women’s Day. As part of the celebrations the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit, will host an Awards Ceremony. This cere...
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Dr. Winston Moore appointed to rank of Professor

The University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus is pleased to announce the promotion of economist Dr. Winston Moore to the rank of professor, effective January 2016. The Head of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences previously held the position of Senior Lecturer in that department. Professor Moore has published over 80 referred articles, books and book chapters, with...
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Semester I, 2015-16 Online Course Evaluations Prize Winners

Students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Humanities & Education and Social Sciences completed their course evaluations online in Semester I, 2015-16. Undergraduate students from the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology and Social Sciences and postgraduate students from the Facu...
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UWI Launches Regional Zika Task Force

Responding to the growing threat the Zika virus poses to the Caribbean region, The University of the West Indies has launched a regional Zika virus Task Force which will leverage the University’s expertise and coordinate efforts with regional governments, health ministries and other agencies to combat the virus. UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced that Professor...
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Second National Award for Professor Barriteau

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus Professor Eudine Barriteau has been awarded another national honour by a second Caribbean nation. On this occasion, it was bestowed on her by Grenada the country of her birth. Professor Barriteau received The Order of Grenada Gold Award for Excellence at a ceremony in the Spice Isle’s historic Queens ...
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