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US$100,000 from P.J. Patterson to launch scholarship fund at The UWI

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable P.J. Pattersonhas donated US$100,000 to establish an endowment fund towards scholarships and bursaries for students at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The announcement of the fund was made on April 24, 2018, at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica during a handover ceremony for a collection of reports, speeches and other works also contributed by Mr. Patterson to The UWI Mona Library Endowment Fund.

Professor Dale Webber officially appointed to serve as next Principal of The UWI Mona Campus

Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been appointed Campus Principal of the Mona Campus in Jamaica. Pursuant to Statute 10, the appointment was approved by Chancellor Robert Bermudez, on behalf of the University Council, following a recommendation from Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Professor Webber will succeed Professor Archibald McDonald as Principal of The UWI Mona Campus and his appointment takes effect from October 1, 2018.  


Three University of the West Indies (UWI) student teams Queritel, ECO-Structures and Skolastik Oasis Caribbean have secured their places to represent Jamaica at the International Business Model Competition (IBMC) - the first and largest lean startup competition in the world - which will take place from May 10-11 at the Utah Valley Convention Center & Provo Marriott Hotel in Provo, UT, in the United States.


 The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) copped first and second place in the recently concluded fifth annual National Business Model Competition (NBMC), with two out of its four student-entrepreneur teams securing a combined cash prize of J$3 million. 

Professor Paulette Ramsay Receives FIPA International Centennial Writing Award

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona is pleased to announce that Professor Paulette Ramsay has received a Farquharson Institute of Public Affairs (FIPA) Award of the Century for Outstanding Scholarship in Literary and Language Studies and Creative Writing. 

Professor Ramsay was awarded on account of her mastery of the written word and distinguished literary career. She is Head of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and Professor of Afro-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Humanities & Education.

Caribbean to benefit from UWI and IUCN Partnership for People and Biodiversity

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, have renewed a five-year collaboration which supports Caribbean countries to better manage and utilise important sea and land resources for the benefit of those who depend on them, ultimately contributing to the long term conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This collaboration was formalised during a signing ceremony in Kingston, Jamaica on March 6, 2018.

Dr. David McBean Appointed Executive Director of Mona School of Business & Management

The University of the West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David McBean as Executive Director of the Mona School of Business and Management, (MSBM) with effect from March 1, 2018.


The University of the West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr Clinton Hutton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, to the rank of Professor. The promotion comes in the wake of assessment of his academic accomplishments and contribution to his field.

Clinton Hutton holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with Social Sciences and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science from The University of the West Indies, Mona. He also holds the Certificate in Teacher Education from The Mico University College.

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