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May 19, 2020 - 5:29pm
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The UWI Mona is saddened by the passing of Lascelles Bancroft Smith

May 18, 2020 - 3:24pm

"A real gentleman of the old-fashioned kind…  He was kind, thoughtful and helpful to me on the few occasions I needed to call upon him for "accounting"  advice.  He was also sociable. I never worked directly with him, but I heard NO complaints about him as "a boss" or supervisor.” 

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The UWI Community Mourns the death of Prof Frederick Hickling

May 18, 2020 - 3:18pm

“He was a great thinker and a mentor to many of us. For me it is a profound personal loss. He will be missed by his colleagues in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry”.

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THE “WICKED WIT” MAN HAS LEFT THE WICKET

May 18, 2020 - 3:12pm

The following is a Tribute to Oliver Clarke by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI).

Any tribute to Oliver Clarke should depart from his renowned trademark; the sharp, critical mind, spiced with a mischievous “wicked wit” and gentle charm of character.  So deeply embedded were these effervescent elements it’s now challenging imagining the end of Oliver’s innings at the wicket.

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Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal now President of Royal Commonwealth Society - Jamaica Branch

May 18, 2020 - 3:08pm

 

Ambassador Dr. Richard L. Bernal O.J., Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global Affairs is now the President of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Jamaica Branch. He was elected at the annual general meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020. He succeeds the late Sir Edward Zacca, former Chief Justice of Jamaica. 

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is an education charity promoting international understanding, particularly among young people through a range of events and projects.

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MGI and COVID-19 Response

May 18, 2020 - 2:55pm

(From left) MGI Director, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, Brigadier Radgh Mason from the Jamaica Defence Force, President of the PSOJ Keith Duncan, Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay, and Chairman of the Council for Voluntary Social Services Saffrey Brown pictured at the launch of the PSOJ COVID-19 Response Fund.

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UWI’s Leadership gives Percentage of Salaries to Student Fund.

May 5, 2020 - 10:14am

The senior executive leadership of The University of the West Indies (The UWI)—the Vice-Chancellor, Campus Principals, Pro Vice-Chancellors, University Bursar and University Registrar—have all committed to allocating a percentage of their salaries for the next three months towards a student hardship fund. The aim of the fund is to promote equity of access for all students as well as provide much needed additional counselling services during this time.

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The UWI Mona to distribute more than 500 Devices to expand Internet Access for Distance Learning

April 29, 2020 - 4:13pm

 

 Professor Dale Webber, Principal of The UWI Mona elbow bumps final year student, Rodanne Corney who is one of the beneficiaries set to receive a device donated though a cross-sector partnership to support students in need, access online learning platforms.

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The UWI Mona mourns the passing of Mr. Peter Gayle

April 23, 2020 - 1:12pm

The UWI Mona Campus is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Peter Gayle.  Mr. Gayle was the Principal Scientific Officer at The UWI’s Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (DBML). He joined The UWI family in 1985 and remained with us until the time of his passing.

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Enhanced Security Protocol at The UWI Mona Campus

April 18, 2020 - 6:54am

In keeping with the Covid -19 protocol established by the Government of Jamaica, The UWI Mona Campus has suspended most face to face activities on campus including teaching, meetings and gatherings with more than ten persons, thus reducing daily traffic on the campus.  The daily campus traffic/population has also been significantly reduced as a number of staff are working remotely and most students residing in the Halls have returned home. This reduced traffic increases the risk of theft and other criminal acts on the campus.

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Clinical and Ethics experts join The UWI COVID-19 Task Force

April 16, 2020 - 12:58pm

Four new members have joined The UWI COVID-19 Task Force, bringing expertise to address the clinical aspects of the virus. They are Professor Terence Seemungal, Pulmonologist and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The UWI St Augustine Campus; Dr Carl A. R. Bruce, Medical Chief of Staff and Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Dr Anna K. Perkins, Senior Programme Officer, Quality Assurance Unit at The UWI whose expertise is in ethics. Newly elected Guild President at The UWI Five Islands Campus, Mr. Caleb Gardiner, has also been added to the diverse response team to represent the youth and student voice.

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