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Saidah Denniser has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. During her years in high school, the Kingston resident, realising that her parents were not always in a position to give her all the things she wanted, sold beaded jewellery and sweets to her schoolmates to earn a quick buck.

The launch of the 2021 Vincent HoSang University of the West Indies Venture Competition (UWIVC) took place on September 28, 2021 and brought together industry leaders, academic faculty and students with a focus on teaching students how to seize the opportunities amidst the challenging business environment.

Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) through the Caribbean School of Data (CSOD) in collaboration with FLOW Foundation held a virtual graduation for its first cohort of 130 persons in the Skills for the Future Training programme on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) extends heartiest congratulations to graduate student Sherece Hamilton-Griffiths who is the recipient of the 2021 Kenneth Chung Memorial MSc Accounting Scholarship.   

About Sherece:

The 2021 Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition (UWIVC) will award student entrepreneurs at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona with over J$1 Mil in cash and prizes to be used to invest in their businesses to help them scale and grow.

Congratulations and well done to Mona School of Business and Management's MSc. in National Security and Strategic Studies (Distinction) graduate Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman who was appointed Jamaica's first woman Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force, effective January 2022.

Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman is to become Jamaica's first woman Chief of Defence Staff next January.

She will succeed Lieutenant General Rocky Meade who will be retiring after 38 years in the army.

General Meade was appointed Chief of Defence Staff on December 1, 2016.

Since 2016 when the management of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) took the strategic decision to prepare and position the institution for global competitive rankings, its performance results have been steadily progressive. The choice to engage the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking system was based on its standing as the most reputable and independently quality assured.

Director of The Centre of Excellence for IT-Enabled Business Innovation Dr Maurice McNaughton, started his career in engineering. However, shortly after pursuing his masters in electronics engineering in the Netherlands, he joined the team at Alcan Jamaica. He recounts the job as his first mainstream job in tech, “working with a great team and having the most enriching experience”.

In my last article entitled “Where is the ship?” I focused on natural disasters that affect Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean, and the similar dangers in Central America and the Southern USA. The timeframe related to the immediate aftermath of events and broken communications and access to widely dispersed pockets of need largely due to road and air inaccessibility.


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