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The UWI and CDEMA to Establish Caribbean Emergency Management Association in New York Updated

The Caribbean Centre For Disaster And Risk Reduction located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) have agreed to leverage The UWI’s North American networks, in order to mobilise resources in North America for disaster relief and construction within the Caribbean. 

Irma-Maria: A Reparations Requiem for Caribbean Poverty Updated

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles issues the following statement on the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria:

“Hurricane Irma's fury preceded Maria's by a deadly Caribbean second. Together they constitute the familiar sound of death and destruction reminiscent of a colonial past that clings to the present and is determined to possess and own the Caribbean future.

Portia Simpson Miller to receive Honorary Degree from The UWI Updated

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will hold a special convocation to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the Most Honourable Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica.
 

The UWI stands ready to provide assistance for Caribbean territories following Hurricane Irma

As The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community continues to follow the tragic stories of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and impending Hurricane Jose, it is saddened and stands ready to assist recovery efforts.

Installation ceremony to be held for new UWI Chancellor, Robert Bermudez

On Saturday 16 September, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will install Robert Bermudez as its sixth Chancellor. The installation ceremony takes place at The UWI’s St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, beginning at 6.00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time)/ 5.00 p.m. (Jamaica Time). 

Appointment of new CEO, Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management

The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. 16 August 2017. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ian De Souza as Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) with effect from October 9, 2017.
 

The UWI to confer 12 Honorary Degrees at 2017 Graduation Ceremonies

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 16 August 2017.  The University of the West Indies will confer 12 honorary degrees at its 2017 graduation ceremonies.

THE UWI, MONA TO TRAIN POLICE RECRUITS UNDER MOU WITH MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY/ JAMAICA CONSTABULARY FORCE

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of National Security and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) under which The UWI, Mona will facilitate the training of some 3000 police recruits over a three year period.  The MOU is part of an initiative to strengthen the establishment of the police force and negate the attrition rate currently affecting the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

CARIMAC is now a School

The official name of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication at UWI Mona changed to Caribbean School of Media and Communication, effective August 1, 2017. The popular brand name - CARIMAC — will remain the short title for the School.
 


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