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Researchers Probe Bullying in Schools

A survey of bullying in primary schools across Barbados has determined that parents have a major role to play in preventive measures since most patterns of bullying in both victims and perpetrators emerge in the household. The survey was conducted by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in 40 of the island’s 69 Government-operated primary schools between September and Nove...
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Time Running out to Solve Water Problem

During 2015 and into 2016 it was obvious to anyone paying attention to the media that something is seriously wrong with our water supply. Almost every day there was something about Barbados’ ‘Water Woes’. Water supplies to homes and communities were interrupted for days on end, water tasting salty, bans on watering lawns and complaints that ministers and the Barbados Water Aut...
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UWI Vice-Chancellor salutes Sir Derek as one of the finest intellects of the 20th Century

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles extends condolences on behalf of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community to the family and loved ones of Sir Derek Walcott who passed away on Friday 17 March, 2017. Walcott, an alumnus of The UWI Mona Campus, graduated in 1953 and was awarded an honorary (DLitt) in 1973. His literary works are known and lauded internationally and he wa...
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UWI Vice-Chancellor Inducted into US Cricket Hall of Fame

In a special ceremony on March 7, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) was inducted into the US Cricket Hall of Fame–the oldest such organisation in the world–in recognition of his many contributions to the advancement of West Indies and world cricket. Sir Hilary who began his cricket career pl...
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The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Hosts 8th Annual Event for Caribbean Scholarships

Affordable tertiary level education at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is supported by several generous benefactors across the region and the world. One such group is The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Committee which will host its annual event on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Now in its 8th year, under the theme “Light, Learning and Libert...
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Young Chanderpaul Accepts UWI Award for Cricket Veteran

Veteran Guyanese cricketer and former captain of the West Indies Cricket team, Shivnarine Chanderpaul was honoured by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) during an international friendly 50-overs match on Saturday 25 February 2016. The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match, a ‘warm-up’ preceding England’s tour of the West Indies for a three-match ODI series was ...
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"Nasty or Nice?" Women in Leadership and Politics

Are women in politics and leadership “nasty or nice?” That is the question former Member of Parliament and Minister of Health and Physical Development Liz Thompson will tackle when she delivers a public lecture to mark International Women’s Day 2017. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has partnered with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit C...
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Two US Honours for UWI Vice-Chancellor

On Tuesday 28th February, 2017, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was honoured with the internationally prestigious Amistad Award from Central Connecticut State University. The presentation was made by President of the University, Dr. Zulma Toro, who spoke of the role played by Vice-Chancellor Beckles in international university leade...
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Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Caribbean’s Sustainable Economic Development

Five months after its launch, the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development hosted its first major public event—a Symposium titled “The Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean”. The symposium which attracted finance and banking experts took place at the SUNY Global Center in New York on Monday, Februa...
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Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Caribbean’s Sustainable Economic Development

Five months after its launch, the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development hosted its first major public event—a Symposium titled “The Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean”. The symposium which attracted finance and banking experts took place at the SUNY Global Center in New York on Monday, Februa...
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The UWI honours Shivnarine Chanderpaul at Vice-Chancellor’s XI vs. England Cricket Match

A University of the West Indies (UWI) team led by Chadwick Walton will compete against an English XI in a 50-overs cricket match this Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts. It bowls off at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live on www.windiescricket.com. The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match will be a warm-up match prec...
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Regional Police Officers to be Trained in Supporting Victims of Crime

The Canadian Government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is hosting a training course entitled “Enhancing Support to Victims of Crime”. The course will be attended by police officers of varying ranks along with gender specialists, counsellors, community development officers, social workers and others who work with victims of crime. Particip...
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IMPACT Justice Draft Model Arbitration Bill Being Reviewed by Committee

In response to requests by some CARICOM Member States for updated arbitration legislation, the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) has drafted a Model Arbitration Bill for the region. This Bill was reviewed at a meeting of the IMPACT Justice Arbitration Legislation Committee on February 16th and 17th at the Faculty of Law, UWI Mona Cam...
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Saint Lucia to host The UWI’s Budget Meetings

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that the Government of Saint Lucia will host the annual meetings of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to the Grants Committees of The UWI. These meetings will be held at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay Village, on February 20-21, 2017. The agenda includes an examination the University’s biennium budgets for the...
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Free access to 250 Caribbean e-books for UWI users

The UWI is pleased to announce that from September 5 2016, 250 UWI Press e-books will be made available to all UWI staff and students. Users will have free access to the UWI Press e-book digital platform via UWILinC, the University Libraries information resources discovery interface. The initiative comes from a collaborative effort between the Digital Library Services Centre of the Alma Jordan ...
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