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News: News Releases 2020

Two New Professors at the Cave Hill Campus

Two academics at the Cave Hill Campus are among five at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) who were recently promoted to the rank of professor. Dr. Dwayne Devonish is now Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour and Dr. Aaron Kamugisha is Professor of Caribbean and Africana Thought. The appointments took effect in May. At the same time, The UWI announced the promotion of ...
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The UWI Cave Hill Campus Remembers the Late Sir Everton Weekes

PROFESSOR EUDINE BARRITEAY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE SIR EVERTON WEEKESWhen The UWI, Cave Hill Campus decided to perpetuate the memory of the 3Ws - of whom Sir Everton Weekes was, until recently, the only remaining survivor – it was a bold gesture to the regional and international community of the University’s intent to highlight and celebrate stellar achievement and brilliance.In na...
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The UWI offers condolences on the passing of Sir Everton Weekes

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community is saddened by news of the passing of our honorary graduate, the great sporting icon of Barbados, the West Indies and the world, Dr Sir Everton Weekes. The UWI extends condolences to his family, friends and the cricketing community that loved and admired a genius and gentleman, who during his ten years of Test Cricket (1948 to 1958), was ...
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Three New Deans Appointed at Cave Hill

The UWI Cave Hill Campus will welcome three new Deans in the new academic year, which begins August 1, 2020. They are Professor Troy Lorde, current Head of the Department of Economics at Cave Hill; Dr Mohsen al Attar, Associate Professor at the University of Warwick School of Law; and Dr David Akombo, Associate Professor at the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University.
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Dr. Kirk Douglas appointed as Director, Centre for Biosecurity Studies

The UWI Cave Hill Campus today welcomes Dr. Kirk Douglas as its inaugural Director, Centre for Biosecurity Studies.Dr. Douglas holds a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, with his doctoral research leading to several novel findings of viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) viruses present in Barbados and the Caribbean, including dengue virus, orthohantaviruses, arenaviruses and cowpox viruses. Dr. Douglas ...
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Professor the Most Honourable V Eudine Barriteau to Serve for an Additional Year as Campus Principal

At its annual business meeting, held on May 13, 2020, the University Council approved the recommendation to extend the appointment of Professor the Most Honourable V. Eudine Barriteau, as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Cave Hill Campus. Professor Barriteau who has served in this capacity for the past five years has been offered a one-year post-retirement extension to the end of academ...
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The UWI Five Islands Campus has a New Principal

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Densil A. Williams as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of its Five Islands Campus, located in Antigua and Barbuda. His appointment was approved by the University Council at its meeting on May 13 and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has indicated its keenness to work with Professor Williams in a...
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Telecoms providers grant UWI students free access to websites

Over the next month, tertiary level students will sit their end of year and degree awarding examinations from the comfort of their homes for the first time in the island’s history of higher education. Starting tomorrow and running until mid-June, students at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus will undergo final assessments for the just concluded semester in an online or remot...
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COVID 19 Presents Opportunity to Fix Underlying Race Class Issues in Health Systems

Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Wednesday, 06 May 2020. With over 3 million reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the virus’ impact on racial and ethnic groups is still emerging. However, internationally, reports have highlighted a disproportionate bearing of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups. On April 27, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosted a virtual...
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UWI scientists provide daily COVID-19 surveillance and monitoring

Daily surveillance and modelling of COVID-19 from the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is now publicly available to provide evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean. The Centre’s reports gathered currently from 20 Caribbean countries can be accessed at
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Scientist lauds Region’s Early Response to COVID-19

Deputy Dean of Research at the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Dr Madhuvanti Murphy has commended the early intervention of Caribbean countries to contain the spread of COVID-19. Dr Murphy told an April 22 online discussion forum on the topic ‘UWI on the frontline: Combatting COVID-19 through Data’ that countries in the region had implemented a number of non-pharmaceutical in...
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Researcher cautions against an unhealthy diet of food and information

UWI lecturer in Public Health and Epidemiology, Dr Natasha Sobers, has reiterated a call for the public to rely only on credible sources for information on COVID-19. Addressing an April 22 online forum hosted by The UWI Cave Hill Campus entitled ‘UWI on the frontline: Combatting COVID-19 through data’, Dr Sobers said medical officials have been bombarded daily with suggestions of magical cur...
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Quimby: Follow WHO directions on lifting restrictions

Scientific researchers at The UWI Cave Hill Campus have highlighted the need for Caribbean countries to follow the guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding how to lift restrictions that were put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This was one of the topics raised during an April 22 discussion forum entitled ‘UWI on the frontline: Combatting COVID...
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Hambleton: Surveillance Remains Critical

A Cave Hill Campus medical research scientist has advised that the Caribbean is still in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and surveillance remains critical as regional governments consider changes to their national responses. That advice came from Professor of Biostatistics at the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Ian Hambleton during a discussion forum on April 22nd e...
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Combating Covid 19: Early Days Yet For The Caribbean

The current moment is by far the most defining in modern history. The global community is engulfed in three major crises, which must be confronted simultaneously: the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a health crisis of enormous proportions. As of2 am CEST, 17 April 2020, there have been2,074,529 confirmed casesof Covid-19, including139,378 deathsreported to the World Health Organisation (WHO). W...
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